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.