As a patient, we are generally at the mercy of the physicians that attend to us. We trust that doctors know what is best, and hope that the procedures chosen are chosen because they offer the best available outcome. Sometimes, however, doctors will misdiagnose the patient, and the situation, and perform an unnecessary procedure. Other times expensive tests and procedures are performed simply for financial gain. In fact, a surprisingly large number of unnecessary procedures are performed each year. If you or a loved one was the victim of this sort of error, you should file a claim for medical malpractice.
Some treatments are eminently necessary, and the symptoms indicate that no other choice can be made given the circumstances. Sometimes, however, certain treatments are overused, or misused, and this can be detrimental, not helpful, to a patient’s recovery. Unnecessary treatments can cause a significant financial burden as well as severe side effects, as some treatments prove more controversial than others. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we’ve handled virtually all types of unnecessary procedure cases.
Here are a few troublesome procedures that we’ve seen erroneously applied time and time again:
- Heart screens in healthy patients
- Unnecessary X-rays
- Unnecessary CT scans or MRIs
- Too frequent PAP tests in low-risk women
- Too frequent colonoscopies
- Unnecessarily repeated procedures
NYC Unnecessary Procedures Lawyer
Unnecessary procedures can cause you increased medical bills, pain, and suffering. There is no reason you should be responsible for excess cost or injury caused by someone else’s negligence. However, proving negligence is a difficult process, so it is vital that you contact our experienced team to review your case and provide you with answers. At Kaplan Lawyers PC the consultation is free and there is no legal fee unless we win your case.