Managed health care systems often limit access to medical specialists without a referral. As members, we rely on the health system to make appropriate referrals when we need specialized care to treat our condition. Unfortunately, that does not always happen.
At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for medical negligence, including negligent referrals. We are recognized as one of Oregon’s pre-eminent medical malpractice law firms. With offices in Eugene and Portland, our lawyers represent plaintiffs injured by medical negligence throughout Oregon and Washington.
If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury because of a negligent referral, we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
What Is Negligent Referral?
There are many different types of negligent referrals in a managed care environment:
- Treating a patient who has an illness beyond the primary doctor’s area of expertise
- Referring a patient to a surgeon with known negligent practices
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist who is qualified to treat the patient’s condition
- Ignoring a specialist’s recommendations
Failure to provide a timely and appropriate referral can put a patient’s life in danger and may be considered medical malpractice. Miller & Wagner’s experience with the investigation and proof of medical malpractice claims gives you a powerful advantage if you have been injured due to an inappropriate referral or lack of referral by a health insurance company.
From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.