New information reported by the Archives of Surgery have shown that patients who lack insurance are more likely to die from traumatic injuries. Data compiled from about 687,000 patients who visited trauma centers in a four year period (2002-2006) found the odds of dying from injuries were nearly twice as high for the uninsured than their insured counterparts.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury lawyers know that the current state of health care in America doesn’t make getting treatment for your injuries easy. A large number of people do not have health insurance, and that makes it very expensive to get medical treatment for their injuries.
If you’re in a car accident, for example, there is a wide range of injuries you can suffer from if the crash isn’t fatal. Your injuries can lead to high medical bill costs that you may be confused about. How do you pay them? Who can help you pay them? Some of those questions can be answered with our medical bills resource page.
Uninsured patients are less likely to get some of the tests provided to people who do have insurance. For example, screening for some cancers isn’t done nor is there admittance to specialty hospitals for serious medical procedures. About 18,000 deaths every year are linked to a lack of health insurance.
More information has shown that once uninsured people get admitted, they may not receive services like CT and MRI scans. Those scans are extremely important in diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.
Our San Diego personal injury attorneys know the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act that was passed in 1986 guarantees necessary treatment regardless of insurance, but we also know that many injuries can often occur after initial treatment. Follow up care for some injuries can be just as important as the first treatment of injuries.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.