Michigan  |  Medical Malpractice

Legal Question

Asked on: 7/18/13, 12:21 pm

I recently had a baby in April. In March I was given a prescription for a double electric breast pump that I had called and verified with my insurance company that I would be able to get a free one. I gave it to a medical supply company in Marshall, MI. They told me they were currently on backorder, but they should get it within a month's time. I was upset, because I needed one very soon, but I knew there was nothing I could do. In April, after having my baby, I called them, they said they were still waiting and that they'd call. They also informed me if I tried anywhere else I'd get the same result and if I tried to call the insurance company to try to get one directly from them, they would tell me I had to use a medical supply company. I called again in May and had the same response. Since then, I have stopped lactating but since my son tried to latch today, I was thinking about relactating. I called them AGAIN, and they stated that they lost the contract with Medela the pump providers, and that I needed to contact the insurance company, which they said I couldn't do in the first place. I feel like I lost my chance at breast feeding my child because of this medical supply company, and Medela. Is there any legal recourse from these actions?

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