Huntsville, AL asked in Health Care Law for Alabama

Q: Had dcr with stent surgery 1mo ago. Can they deny having stent removed 3mo from now if I don't go to followup appt?

They are located 2 hours away and I don't have time or money to waste for a just a check up. They told me they wouldn't complete the process unless I do followup. ( really rude doc office )

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. However, as a general matter nationwide, if a medical provider has a valid basis for requiring follow-up examination, it isn't something that an attorney is likely to challenge on any legal grounds. It's really more a medical call than a legal call, especially since the setting here involves a major surgery. Good luck

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