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Have You Had a Surgery You did not Need

Have you had a surgery you did not need? To make matters worse, did the surgery actually injure you or make things worse?

If so, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury you have suffered. Contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

The doctor said you needed to have surgery. So, because you trusted the doctor, you had surgery.

Now, you have come to find out that you did not need the surgery. It was unnecessary.

Serious matter

Having surgery is almost always a very serious matter. Even when it is regarded as minor surgery, things can go wrong.

Thousands of surgeries are performed every day in the United States. Many of which improve or save the life of the patient.

However, it appears like unnecessary surgeries are being done more and more often. These are surgeries that were not needed.

Just how often do unnecessary surgeries take place each year in the United States?


In his book, “Death by Medicine,” PhD. Gary Null says an estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are done each year. According to another report, almost 60% of all surgeries are not medically necessary.

What kind of unnecessary surgeries are the ones most often done? Some of the unnecessary surgeries that are most often performed are hysterectomies, Cesarean sections and coronary artery bypass. In fact, the most common unnecessary surgery performed in the United States is said to be coronary artery bypass surgery.

While heart disease is certainly one of the most serious health problems in the United States, it appears as if surgery is the treatment that doctors prescribe in most instances. In some cases, coronary artery bypass is helpful and beneficial.

No real benefit

However, according to Burton Goldberg in his book, “Heart Disease,” the majority of coronary artery bypass surgeries and angioplasties bring about no real benefit to the patient, and dangerous side effects, such as stroke or brain damage may result when the surgery is not needed.

Goldberg wrote, “Complications from such treatments are common and the expense to the health care system is extraordinarily high. In 1994, an estimated 501,000 bypass surgeries at $44,000 each were performed on Americans, 47 percent of which were done on men.”

However, it is women who are the ones most likely to have a surgery that is not needed. This is because hysterectomy and Cesarean section are two of the most common kinds of unnecessary surgery that are done in the United States.

Not sick

Dr. Herbert Goldfarb, a gynecologist and assistant clinical professor at the New York University School of Medicine, says in “Null’s Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Natural Healing,” “Each year 750,000 hysterectomies are performed and 2,500 women die during the operation. These are not sick women, but healthy women who go into the hospital and do not come out.”

Once again, you had a surgery you believe was unnecessary. In addition, you suffered injury, and things were made worse by the surgery.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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