Coral Springs HMO Malpractice Attorneys
We’ll Help You Fight Back Against HMO Medical Negligence
HMO malpractice is a common problem that results from financial incentives
being offered by HMOs to doctors who can be encouraged not to refer patients
to specialists or who may even refuse to hospitalize patients that require it.
Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., we concentrate our time and resources on those cases of HMO malpractice
and negligence that involve catastrophic injury or death. If you or a
loved one has suffered serious harm due to a lack of care for the reasons
mentioned above, our Coral Springs HMO malpractice attorneys will fight
for your right to just compensation and care.
contact us now at
(954) 833-1440 for a free consultation regarding your potential HMO malpractice claim.
What is an HMO?
Health maintenance organizations, or HMOs, are a popular form of health
insurance in the United States. HMOs have their own exclusive network
of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and facilities that
offer their services to members at a set cost. HMOs typically offer lower
monthly premiums than other insurance plans.
HMOs place certain restrictions on doctors who can accept patients with
such insurance. Patients who require the care of a specialist must first
visit their PCP (primary care physician) who can then provide a referral
to a specialist within the HMO’s network. Even though HMO costs
are generally lower than other types of health insurance, they don’t
cover out-of-network care unless there is a serious emergency.
How Healthcare Providers Use HMOs to Commit Malpractice
If you or someone you loved has suffered a serious injury due to an HMO's
negligence, you may be able to collect monetary damages that will cover
your losses, such as your related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost
wages from missed work, and, in some cases, punitive damages.
Examples of HMO malpractice you may be able to file a claim for include:
- A physician covered by your HMO failed to order necessary diagnostic tests
to help treat you
- You were denied medication by your HMO plan, which lead to further harm
- You were incorrectly given a medication that caused injury
- You were subject to a delayed or missed diagnosis
- Your medical condition became worse as a direct result of being denied
care by your HMO
- Your primary care physician failed to refer you to a doctor or facility
outside of your HMO network when it could have helped improve your condition
- Your primary care physician failed to refer you to a specialist for treatment
Contact an HMO Malpractice Attorney in Your Area
HMOs are notoriously difficult to sue for medical malpractice. However,
if you have suffered genuine harm as the result of HMO malpractice, you
can successfully win a lawsuit with a skilled lawyer by your side. An
experienced HMO malpractice attorney understands the complexities of the
HMO system and the tactics used by negligent medical practitioners and
facilities to fight back against claims of wrongdoing. They can help you
figure out if you or a loved one have suffered negligence at the hands
of an HMO or an HMO healthcare professional and calculate how much in
damages you are entitled to receive.
Don’t suffer alone if you have been the victim of medical negligence. Call
(954) 833-1440 to receive the aggressive and personalized legal representation you deserve.