A former patient filed a lawsuit based upon several allegations against a urologist in Salinas Valley. The Californian reports that Luann Buck (58) filed the lawsuit earlier this year in Monterey County Superior Court, naming Dr. Aytac Apaydin and Salinas Valley Urology Associates as defendants.
The charges Buck alleges are related to the kidney stone treatment she received from Apaydin. Allegations include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory violations, medical negligence, fraud, battery, and both negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Buck began treatment for kidney stones with Apaydin on June 23, 2012. The treatment prescribed was lithotripsy, a procedure that breaks up kidney, bladder and ureter stones using shockwaves. Buck reportedly went through six lithotripsies and still suffered from kidney stones.
According to Buck, the doctor repeatedly performed unnecessary procedures that weren’t the most reasonable way to resolve her condition. She claims that Apaydin and Salinas Valley Urology performed repeated procedures to maximize billings and profits. The lawsuit claims that Buck endured “severe personal injuries, great and severe nervous shock, and great physical and mental pain and suffering” due to multiple ineffective treatments.
Buck seeks an unspecified amount for past and future medical costs, future loss of earnings, damages and “other relief” on behalf of her claims. In addition, the lawsuit seeks damages for other, unidentified patients who Buck believes may have received similar negligent or fraudulent treatment.
If you or a loved one is considering a medical malpractice, personal injury or negligence lawsuit, contact San Diego personal injury attorney Melinda J. Helbock to discuss the details of your case. Ms. Helbock has successfully represented clients in many cases of negligence and malpractice in San Diego and beyond.
NOTE: Ms. Helbock is not the attorney in this case.