Imagine you’re rushed to the hospital while unconscious. As the doctor in the emergency room assesses your condition, she quickly reviews what she believes to be your medical record on file at the hospital. The doctor reads that during a previous admission you indicated you’re not allergic to the medication she believes will be most beneficial for your current diagnosis. Relying on the prior medical record, the doctor administers that drug which – in reality – you’re severely allergic to.
Unknown to you and the doctor, someone previously stole your identity for the purpose of receiving medical treatment without paying and created a false medical record.
The result? You’re fighting for your life because you’re the victim of medical identity theft….