My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Georgia.
I have not been feeling right for nearly a full year. I have visited three different doctors between March 2008 and October 2008 and based on my description of symptoms I have been diagnosed with stress and anxiety, asthma, respiratory infection and allergies. A fourth visit to a doctor 2 weeks ago resulted in a thorough round of testing and an eventual diagnosis of Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was supposed to start chemotherapy today, but the doctor delayed because my insurance company has requested time to conduct an investigation to see if this was a pre-existing condition. I now know that I have had the disease since at least March 2008 but it was never properly diagnosed. I have been with my current insurance company since September 2008. I am very worried that they will determine this was pre-existing and deny coverage for all my testing and treatment.
Do I have any recourse or case against the other docs who never linked all the symptoms and sent me on my way with antibiotics, anti-depressants and an inhaler? None of them ever recommended an X-ray or a blood test, which would have easily shown my high white blood cell count or the mass of swelling lymph nodes in my chest.