Saint Paul, MN asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Minnesota

Q: Can a healthcare provider or system be held accountable for harm caused by not treating someone or finding a new doctor?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It's possible they have provisions in their policy that covers them for changing the availability of health care providers to cover themselves for the contingency of participating physicians exiting their plan. They could also have provisions that place part of the responsibility on patients to mitigate damages by seeking alternate health care providers. You could review your policy, ask their customer service to explain their conduct, or discuss the matter with an attorney. However, it is probably not a matter for which an attorney would offer a free consult. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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