Q Too much treatment. What to do to avoid it.
One of the seven deadly sins is too much treatment. There is, of course, no hard and fast rule. But treatment that is unreasonable and excessive will make it appear that you are exaggerating your claims, or at least running up the medical bill tab. Since you are asking the at fault party’s insurance company to pay for the medical care it is important that you do not to appear to be taking advantage of the situation. It is like when someone offers to buy you dinner at a restaurant, and you order two of the most expensive dinners on the menu. It is in poor taste. Therefore, it is important to be modest. Of course you get the care that you need. Even if you need a great deal of care—get it. But be careful not to cross line. When you believe that the amount of care that you have received is called into question, you should be prepared to explain why you needed the care, why it helped you, or if it did not help very much why it was worth the try. Also, it is helpful to carefully document your referral trail, or document what doctor recommend that care and why.