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Increasing Costs/Difficulties With Healthcare Continue

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that the cost of healthcare is steadily rising. However, the recent economic trend has only accelerated the difficulties that many Americans face in obtaining medical care. This is true for even the vast minority of you who are fortunate enough to have health insurance. Healthcare providers are now recouping the increasing costs by strictly requiring the payment of "co-pays", which can be difficult to afford in harsh economic circumstances. Medical providers are also increasingly requiring patients to pay their entire deductible prior to obtaining treatment, which is a request that would be impossible for many patients.

This unfortunate trend in the healthcare industry certainly impacts those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a third party or in a workplace accident. Many individuals are reluctant to seek legal help, thereby relying upon their health care coverage to address their injuries. Many individuals are unfortunately going to find themselves unable to obtain the medical care needed, and without legal recourse. This recent trend is yet another example of the importance of seeking proper legal advice upon suffering any injury, so that you can make the appropriate decision how to handle your unique circumstance.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice

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