Definition of Hmo Negligence
HMO negligence is a type of medical malpractice which is caused by the carelessness of an HMO, acting through its physicians, in making treatment decisions for a member that results in harm to that member.
Common types of HMO failures can include refusing to perform necessary diagnostic testing, denying the patient the right to seek treatment by physicians outside of the HMO, not making proper physician referrals outside the HMO network and delaying treatment by a hospital capable of administering necessary health care. HMO negligence may be grounds for a medical malpractice case.
If you have suffered injury or a loved one has died to HMO negligence, talk to a personal injury lawyer. Specific requirements must be met to have a valid injury claim, and there is a statute of limitations for filing all medical malpractice lawsuits. Failure to file your injury claim within the statute of limitations will eliminate your right to compensation.