People who have an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) need to choose their primary care physician from a network of local providers and if the member needs to see a specialist, your primary care physician will give you a referral to an in-network specialist. This often does not allow for HMO members to have a choice in their care, since they will often need to be their own advocate for certain tests and treatments. HMOs do allow for lowered costs, but there are times that it also compromises the care and treatment of the patient.
Unfortunately, there are situations in which a physician will either delay or fail to provide their patient with the care that they need and deserve because of HMO restrictions. When this occurs, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed against the physician. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Cuda Law Offices, Ltd. are here to help you if you have suffered from HMO misconduct.