My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: California. My daughter has suffered a significant knee injury. Her doctor suspects a torn MCL and meniscus. The request for an MRI has been denied because she needs to follow a protocol of x-rays first and then 6 weeks of rehab. He tried to fight it but they said there is no appeal.
She can barely walk on this injury after a week. How can an insurance company deny a request from a doctor and force a patient to go through 6 weeks of painful and harmful rehab before she can get the care she needs?