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Gaps in Medical Treatment

by | Jan 23, 2013 | Personal Injury |

If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person, you may have several different doctors treating you for different injuries. It is extremely important to heed the orders of each doctor; this includes taking proper medication, following up in a timely fashion, and attending physical therapy if necessary.

However, as you recover from your injuries, the time between visits with your doctor(s) may increase over time. Clients may sometimes stop seeking medical treatment when they are begininng to feel better or when the rigors of life step in the way. It is paramount that you still follow the directions of your doctors even as you begin to recover. Insurance companies will carefully review your medical records and if they can find a string of visits that were missed, unexplained, or any gaps in treatment, their adjusters will likely argue that you are not as injured as you indcate or they will refuse to compensate you for medical treatment that occurred after a significant gap in treatment.

If you missed a few appointments, insurance adjusters routinely use any gaps in treatment to reduce payment for your personal injury claim. It is extemely imporant to reschedule an appointment before you miss it. You should also notify your attorney if you are having problems attending your medical appointments so he or she can assist you with the problem.


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