Is Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice More Common For People Without Health Insurance?

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

If you have good health insurance, does that protect you against misdiagnosis? We ask Georgia attorney Kathy McArthur for this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.

Kathy McArthur:

You know, I think what we see across the board with people who don't have good insurance and have no resources, and don't have much education so they don't ask the right questions and maybe they don't communicate their symptoms as well as other people with better education might; we see that those people do have more misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose type events than people who, as you say, every test in the book would get ordered if they have better insurance. And what I just described to you though was a situation where all the tests were ordered and nobody read the report. I'm seeing more and more of that. So it does happen to everybody, but you're right, it happens more to people who don't have insurance or resources.

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