I live in PA but work in NYC. In May 2007, I injured my right shoulder, arm, neck and lower back on the job. I was referred to a workers comp doctor who began requesting approval for treatment. I continue to visit the doctor every 6 to 8 weeks. Each visit he tells me he is still waiting for approval to begin treatment. To date, I have not received any kind of treatment for my injuries. A few months ago, I began pushing my workers comp attorney to look into what was taking so long to get approval for treatment. He discovered that no requests had been made by the doctor. I have been suffering for 3 years. I am taking all kinds of pain medications daily. I have been unable to return to work and am in the process of loosing my home. My entire life has been altered. Do I have a case?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.