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Each year, millions of surgeries are performed in hospitals all across the nation. Most of the time, these surgeries are necessary for the wellbeing of the patient. Patients confide in their doctors and trust them to accurately diagnosis conditions and perform essential procedures. However, sometimes surgery is seen as the first and only option when, in reality, there may be an effective and less painful way to address the problem.

According to a USA Today article, tens of thousands, perhaps even millions, of unnecessary surgeries are performed each year, resulting in worsening symptoms, expensive complications, and even death.  In some specialties, 10 to 20% of surgeries may actually be unnecessary.  They problem many patients face is that they do not know that options other than surgery are available.  Thus, it never hurts to get a second opinion.

Many of these horror stories stem from doctors who have performed large numbers of unnecessary surgeries over the years and therefore immediately recommend surgery even when other options should be considered.  In some cases, doctors make more money for performing surgery, or see an increase in prestige or status.  Most doctors of course want only what is best for their patients; however, that does not mean that they will never make a mistake or misdiagnose a problem.  Diagnosis can be difficult, which is another reason why a second opinion never hurts!

If you or a loved one was the victim of an unnecessary surgery, you may be entitled to a medical malpractice claim. Elrod Pope Law Firm wants to hear from you, and try to help you gain compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and everything else you are entitled to under the law.  Contact us today at 803-324-7574.

The author gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Caleb Johnson and Sade’ Williams for their contribution to this paper.

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