Halethorpe, MD asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Medical Malpractice for Maryland

Q: Informed a specific lab test was unavailable after I was already obligated to pay. Discrimination? What are my options?

After I registered at a lab for several blood tests, I was told that they could do all tests except for the Sickle Cell screening. I already registered before they told me that, meaning I was already obligated to pay them. One of my issues is that, by offering all other tests except the Sickle Cell tests seems discriminatory based on the fact that 1 in 12 African-Americans specifically have that type of blood disease on average. In addition, my second concern is that now I have to pay for an additional test because I was told that one of my tests was unavailable after I was already obligated to pay for all other tests.

It seems that I have been screwed here and am wondering if I have a lawsuit on my hands. Is that an option in this case?

Thank you,

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: I don't think this is a medical malpractice case. Did you call the lab and tell them you no longer want to take the test and explain why? I doubt they would hold your feet to the fire if you have not yet taken the test.

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