Again you are either not in touch with reality or not able to correctly read my post. I agree that doctors are rarely, if ever, sued because of the test they DO perform. The typical large judgement against a doctor that is "test related" (Not because he left a sponge inside, etc) concern the test he did NOT do. I clearly stated this. - That doctors do many tests than normally are NOT medically necessary in most cases to protect them selves against mal practice suits in the rare cases where the testing for highly unlikely diseases is infact desirable. I.e. a patient who is suffering from a rare disease, may not get the correct diagnosis promptly as they did not get the test that could indicate it promptly. The doctor initially falsely assumed they were not the 1 in 400,000 who gets disease X, which has the same symptoms as common diseases A, B, C, & D, which he did initially test for and found they were not the cause of the illness. Only later, and at some damage to the patient, which gives grounds for the suit, did the doctor order the testing for disease X. His ass is probably cooked, if patient get a half-competent lawyer. This has become so bad that many doctors now do tests, interiews, etc. to see if they even want to accept a new patient. - If you are a woman with history of child delivery problems and once again pregnate, or a previously operated on heart patient with new chest pains, etc. - God help you. Many doctors can no longer afford to take the risk. Thank your lawyer for that . Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!