By Kate Williams – Medical Law Consultant
In the last ten years a number of medical negligence cases have been brought that allege the medical treatment recommended by a doctor was unnecessary. Unnecessary as the patient’s medical condition did not :
- Warrant the recommended treatment ;
- Require surgery as a misdiagnosis was made of the presenting symptoms and
- Require a medical procedure and upsellling of an elective procedure was represented to the patient as necessary.