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Lyme Disease Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Infectious Disease Specialists & Health Insurers

Nov 15th,

Last Friday, 28 patients filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Infectious Diseases Society of America, eight health insurance companies, and seven medical doctors, Courthouse News reported yesterday, “because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.”

Contrary to the often-reported claim that Lyme disease affects people almost exclusively from Washington, D.C. to New England, and in the Great Lakes region, the lawsuit’s plaintiffs represent a wide expanse of the United States, hailing from Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas.*

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  1. I am a chronic Lyme disease Canadian, that was falsely dismissed and miss diagnosed for several years, until it almost cost me my career, my life. If there is a lawsuit, I have a trail of medical records as proof. The initial rash all over my legs because I had several ticks bite me, was diagnosed as scabies, then dismissed at the same hospital when I showed up with persistent flew like symptom later.
    Because it took several years, for a diagnosis, I loss work, quality of life… Was treated by infectious Specialist in Toronto, who then had to send me away after a month of treatment for fear of reprisal. It was all he could legally do.

  2. I have been suffering since 2013. Now legally blind,prescribed Meds for problems that I never had before. Misdiagnosed,because if false test result,yet spent a week in hospital with RMSF. I was treated with oral and topical steroid creams. So many Drs ,so many specialists,….so many cries for help…and no one hears me! I’m pretty much home bound now. I’ve broke bones every year from falling. People don’t understand our daily pain,whether it is joint,brain,nerves,or one of the other 100 symptoms. I wish I had the money to go out of country,even just to get the proper diagnosis so people keep saying that it’s all in my head or anxiety!

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