Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) are managed care organizations that contract with hospitals, doctors and other health care providers to provide medical care to individual members.
HMOs are usually for-profit companies with stockholders to answer to. Unfortunately, sometimes, HMOs can be more interested in protecting stockholders and bottom line dollars, and not in protecting the health of their individual members.
HMOs make decisions over the health care of their individual members through the hospitals, doctors and other medical providers they contract with. Those treatment decisions can be careless and can result in injuries to members.
Examples of HMO negligence:
- Failure to run diagnostic tests
- Failure or delay in treating an emergency condition
- Failure or delay in transferring a patient to a competent medical provider
- Failure or delay in making referrals to physicians and hospitals outside the HMO network
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a decision of an HMO or one of its medical providers, there may be a legal claim for compensation. Adam Studnicki will be happy to discuss your legal rights and remedies with you.