A Medical Misdiagnosis Can Set You Back YearsMay 25, 2017
“Andrew” (not a real person) had been undergoing treatment for his multiple sclerosis for six years. In that time, he’d undergone dozens of MRI exams, paid a small fortune for medications, and, he joked, “seen more of my doctor than my wife.” He needed the humor to get him through the endless procedures and to cope with the muscle spasms and numbness that impacted his ability to function on a day-to-day basis.
The results of all these treatments were mixed; at times, Andrew almost felt like they made things worse, but he trusted his doctor to know what was best for him. Still, when his wife suggested he visit another physician, just to see if anything else could be done, he agreed. When he did, he received shocking news: He didn’t even have MS at all.
As Andrew went over his medical history with the other doctor, she told him that some of the more expensive medications he had been prescribed were experimental and highly unsuitable for patients without MS and probably caused some of his additional health problems.
When Andrew did some more digging, he found that his doctor had been sued for medical malpractice twice by other patients who accused him of prescribing unnecessary medications and profiting from their ignorance. Though neither of those suits had been successful, Andrew was incensed and filed a suit of his own.
Unsurprisingly, his doctor contested the suit, claiming that Andrew’s symptoms and the results of his tests “proved” his MS case. His arguments were deft and persuasive – it was almost as if he’d done this before! Andrew could tell that it would be a long fight, and he was now having to pay for his “real” treatment on top of the debt he’d accumulated from his “fake” one.
That was when his lawyer suggested that Andrew contact USClaims to apply for pre-settlement funding to help him manage during this crucial time. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a medical malpractice suit, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.