Los Angeles, CA asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California

Q: Hello. I have been waiting for a tonsillectomy for over 2 month now.

They have failed to provide me with information about what had to be done in order to fix a mistake with my insurance and were giving me misleading information. At the end of all, it appeared to be that someone made a mistake and my insurance was wrongly put in. I have been waiting for a long time, and symptoms which are harming my well being had been developing over this time. I still do not have a certain date for my surgery, and Im fearing that it might take much longer till it is certain. Can I sue them?

2 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more facts needed.

during covid, everything is upside down.

if they did anything wrong it sounds like damages might be less than $10k.

thus you could consider small claims court.

however, I would write out a demand before doing anything and after seeing a lawyer.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unless you develop some significant damage from delay in your tonsillectomy, you have no case. Further, if you need the tonsillectomy now, put it on your credit card and then seek reimbursement from your insurer. You are under no obligation to wait for your insurer.

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