Yet Another Lawsuit Takes Aim at Issue of Who Can Sue HMOs
Mask, Teresa, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Less than a week after an Illinois Supreme Court ruling allowing customers to sue HMOs for negligent care from doctors, another managed care issue is being thrust into the legal spotlight.
Attorneys filed written arguments to Illinois' high court Wednesday in the Neade vs. Portes case, in which a Lake County woman argues her husband might still be alive if his doctor didn't have a financial incentive not to order an angiogram that could have detected heart problems.
The plaintiff's central argument is that doctors should be required to disclose they may benefit financially from not ordering specific tests or treatment for patients.
Attorneys say the …
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Publication information: Article title: Yet Another Lawsuit Takes Aim at Issue of Who Can Sue HMOs. Contributors: Mask, Teresa - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 25, 2000. Page number: 15. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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