A gap in medical treatment is a time when you didn’t receive the care you needed and could have benefited from. If you suffer from an injury or illness, it’s important to follow your doctor’s orders so that they can properly treat you. However, if there is any question about whether or not they are following their own protocol then there could be some serious consequences.
What’s a Gap?
If a gap in treatment occurred, it’s important to know how much time has passed since you missed your appointment. The statute of limitations for this claim is three years, so if you missed an appointment due to circumstances beyond your control (like being injured while traveling), then there’s no limit on how long it will take to resolve the case.
Gaps can also be caused by more serious issues:
● Not having transportation or money to get treatment.
● Not being able to afford care.
Legitimate Reasons You May Have a Gap
You may have a gap in medical treatment when you were ill or had other commitments that prevented you from receiving timely care. For example, if your employer assigns you to be on call 24 hours a day and then suddenly needs emergency surgery at 3 am, it’s likely that they will not give priority treatment to their own employee.
Likewise, if an accident occurs during childhood and requires emergency surgery at age 18 (or older), it is unlikely that insurance providers will cover all costs associated with this type of injury.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
The goal of treatment is to get you back to the same level of health as before your injury. If you have missed an appointment, call your doctor immediately and explain why. It’s important to follow his or her instructions so that he or she can keep track of how well you are healing.
If a treatment plan has changed from what was recommended by your doctor after the accident occurred, it is likely that there will be some confusion about this change in plans. You should always ask for clarification about any changes in your treatment plan before following them (even if they seem minor). Do not take medications without talking to a doctor first—it could be dangerous!
It is vitally important not to miss any medical appointments.
This can lead to a delay in treatment and recovery, which could have serious consequences for your claim. If you are unable to attend an appointment with a doctor or specialist because of work commitments, then it may be necessary for them to reschedule the appointment at another time. If this happens when there is still significant pain and discomfort associated with the injury (and therefore no guarantee that there will be no improvement), then this may result in further delays in getting treatment started up again.
It’s also important not to miss any follow-up appointments after receiving initial treatment from an expert who diagnosed your injury – even if something seems OK today but tomorrow morning might not feel so good!
We hope this article has helped you understand what a gap is and the reasons for it. If you have any questions about your medical treatment, we encourage you to reach out to your doctor or insurance company. A lawyer can help you navigate any gaps in coverage that may arise from medical neglect or personal choice.