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Dangers of Excessive Medical Testing

Naturally, people assume that if their doctor orders a medical test, it is a necessary part of diagnosing the condition from which they are suffering. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In the modern medical environment, patients are often subjected to more tests than they really need, potentially leading to painful and unnecessary side effects. Physicians have a responsibility to inform their patients of the reasons for and risks of the tests they prescribe.

While the pain and suffering of testing side effects is bad enough, over-testing can also leave patients with the additional financial burden of additional medical bills. If you believe your doctor may have negligently ordered tests without thoroughly discussing their consequences with you beforehand, and you have suffered as a result, you may want to consider the potential benefits of taking appropriate legal action. The Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can help you decide on the best course of action. Contact us today at (800) 242-2874 for more information.

Questions to Ask About Medical Tests

If you are considering undergoing a test at your doctors suggestion, asking yourself the following questions can help you avoid unnecessary pain and financial stress:

  • Why is this test needed?
  • Can the doctor reach an accurate diagnosis without this or other serious tests?
  • Will the test affect the way my condition will be treated?
  • Is there a safer procedure that can get the same results?

Despite the fact that some people are comforted by using every test available, you should carefully weigh the risks that come along with the procedure.

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If unnecessary medical tests have put a strain on your life, your doctor may be liable for damages. To determine if you are entitled to compensation, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.