Are People Without Insurance Treated Differently in Emergency Situations?

Attorney Kathy McArthur has seen people who have been kicked out of emergency rooms without proper testing who don’t have insurance all the time. Attorney Kathy McArthur attributes most of the cases where someone has lost their child or had a horrible injury, a stroke or they ended up paralyzed from a back problem, most of the time it’s people who don’t have insurance, or who have very few resources. McArthur states that because they don’t have insurance they might not get the medical care that other people who do get. They don’t get the care they deserve, be that an x-ray or an MRI. For more information go to McArthurLawFirm.com

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People without insurance are kicked out of emergency rooms without proper testing all the time. And they’re not admitted to the hospital because they don’t have insurance, and they hope that if they continue to have problems they’ll go to a different hospital, It’s just, we see it all the time, and I think that’s why most of the time when a case comes in where someone has lost their child or had a horrible injury, whether it was that they had a stroke or they ended up paralyzed from a back problem, most of the time it’s people who don’t have insurance, or who have very few resources because they get the worst care of anybody. Maybe it’s that they don’t speak up the way people who do have resources speak up, but I don’t think that’s the whole story, I think it’s because they don’t have insurance that they just don’t get the medical care that other people who do get. And you or I would would be given an x-ray or an MRI, or we would be admitted to the hospital if we came in with something that was potentially serious, where I mean there’s just a lot of people who used the emergency room as their primary care and I think to that extent sometimes they don’t get the care that they or the serious treatment that they need. At the McArthur law firm our job is to fight for you to make sure you get justice and reasonable compensation for your injuries. To get in touch with us call (478) 238-6600 or go to our website McArthurLawFirm.com



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