In a properly functioning medical system, your doctor makes decisions based on your medical needs. Those decisions should not be influenced by outside factors like financial gain. Unfortunately, that’s not always how our medical system works.
Because a surgeon makes money by performing procedures, there are times when a doctor’s financial interests can influence a medical decision. For this reason, patients may undergo unnecessary surgeries. Even more suspect is when a doctor has an undisclosed ownership interest in a facility or an equipment manufacturer. These conflicts of interest can present a serious breach of ethics.
You may have received an unnecessary surgery.
All surgeries carry some degree of risk, including risk of infection and risk from undergoing anesthesia. However, if a surgeon tells a patient of an unnecessary medical need, fails to accurately inform the patient of the benefits and risks associated with the procedure, or fails to explain less risky surgical or non-surgical alternatives, it is a violation of medical ethics. It may constitute medical malpractice. Patients cannot give informed consent if they are not adequately informed.
Recently, significant media attention has surrounded specific unnecessary procedures such as angioplasties, heart surgeries (including heart catheterization, stent implants, and heart bypass surgery), CABG, cesarean sections, hysterectomies, and procedures for back pain.
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If you live in Kentucky and have endured what you believe to be an unnecessary surgery, we encourage you to contact our firm. Our medical experience means we can thoroughly and quickly review your case at no charge. If we accept your case, we will make every effort to obtain the maximum possible compensation and seek the maximum penalty against the physician responsible for your loss.
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Although we are required to state that COURT COST AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT, we never pass on costs and expenses if we do not recover damages. All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to you until we succeed.
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