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What To Do If You Dislike or Do Not Need Your Medical Treatment Following an Accident

February 27, 2022

Sometimes the treatment you receive following an accident does not appear to be necessary, and sometimes a patient simply does not like the treatment or the people providing the treatment.  There can be important implications for your case and your ability to recover from the charges associated with that treatment.  If you find yourself in such a situation, then you need to think carefully about a few details when deciding how to react.

Follow your doctors’ advice, but do not undergo treatment that is painful or that you do not believe you need.  Let your attorney know if you do not believe the treatment is doing anything for you.  It is important to understand that the law does not allow you to recover costs for medical treatment that is not considered reasonable and necessary.  If the treatment is not effective, then you cannot recover from it.  You do not want to be left with a bill for treatment you did not want or did not need.

Document the treatment, document follow-through, and let the doctor know why you have stopped if you do not continue with the treatment.  Perhaps you may find that your pain is becoming worse from the physical therapy.  This documentation can help to avoid unexplained gaps in treatment, which can be perceived by insurance companies as signs of a weak case.  Watch the video to learn more.

If you have additional questions about how to stop painful or unnecessary medical treatment in relation to your personal injury case, I want you to call me at 559-234-0971.  I welcome your call. Visit our educational website at for more videos and media content from our law firm.

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