Chicago, IL asked in Health Care Law for Ohio

Q: My biopsy was canceled because the hospital didn't have the right equipment there. Do i have grounds to file a lawsuit

I was checked in and taken back to the pre-op area.i had changed clothes and in the bed when i was taken to another area of the hospital and informed that my surgery was canceled because they did not have the right equipment there.

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I do not see an actionable claim based upon these facts. If you were harmed or charged for this you may have some minimal recourse, but it sounds like the hospital did the right thing overall. Maybe if you traveled a long way and incurred significant costs, the hospital should reimburse you if they were negligent in ensuring they were prepared to assist you. For a definitive answer you would need to sit down with an attorney for a detailed analysis of the entirety of the situation.

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