We own a physical therapy practice and established a medical lien for PT services with our client and their attorney in 2016 after a MVA. We routinely followed up as to the status of the claim with their office repeatedly reporting “no settlement at this time.” The claim went on for years and... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You are seeking counsel according to your post, but it could be difficult for attorneys to reach out to you. The format here is limited to Q & A. This forum doesn't operate like an attorney referral... Read more »
Was served papers that I am being sued from the local hospital for services that were received over a year ago. I talked to the billing department over a year ago about the bill, asked the lady to call me back as I was at work. Never received a call back. Now I am being sued for $1,096. What should... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until a Georgia attorney could advise on specific state law about SOLs for collection, you could try to learn more details about the collection action. If the hospital's collection efforts are still timely,... Read more »
I had to scream for the guy to stop choking my child, the hospital tried to keep me from reporting the incident
answered on Apr 12, 2022
If you believe your son was the victim of a crime, you have every right to not only report the incident, but to also seek Criminal Warrants from law enforcement in the County where the alleged crime occurred.
Im involved in a lawsuit with a hospital. Because of an arrest, THEIR atty is attepting to speed up an appeal hearing by using my own medical records. Is that legal?
answered on Feb 27, 2022
A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If the matter is still pending, it would be best to consult with your attorney who is handling the appeal, or consider consulting an attorney if you are not represented in the appeal. I can't speak for... Read more »
A friend of a client asked about the client's dog's health condition. A receptionist gave the friend information regarding the dog's health, however the only information given was the diagnosis of the dog's health condition. The client was unhappy that her dog's diagnosis... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2021
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) that governs privacy when it comes to human medical care does not apply to veterinary patients. However, Georgia has a statute on point, O.C.G.A. 24-12-31(a) which provides [n]o veterinarian licensed under Chapter 50 of Title 43 shall... Read more »
He also let her quit school at 14 Ive been fightin this for 5 yrs PLEASE IM BEGGIN FOR HELP. my child cant walk and has a 6th grade edjucation. Every time i try to do something he has me locked up or restraining order taken out on me. Please help me
answered on Sep 7, 2021
It would appear the only way you are going to move forward is with the assistance of legal counsel. Meet with an attorney as soon as you can to discuss your options.
There was no order from a Doctor to restrain her in her chart. There was no documentation in her Medical Chart of her being restrained at all. The Nurse that restrained her was not trained in the use of restraints. Furthermore, there were no notes or documentation in my wife's medical chart of... Read more »
answered on Aug 6, 2021
I would suggest you consult an attorney immediately because the facts discussed here lead me to believe you do have a claim against the nurse and the hospital.
I could see potential claims of medical malpractice, negligent training/supervision/hiring, assault, battery, false imprisonment,... Read more »
My niece is 13 years old she has been living with me 4 years now. Her parents moved out of state without her. She wants to see a therapist because she is depressed. They won't give me a paper stating that I can get her medical attention. I can take her to all other doctors appointments except... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2021
Contact an attorney about filing for emergency custody or a depravation case in juvenile court.
So my father had surgery in March to reverse is ileostomy, and the insurance company says that the provider listed on the claim was incorrect. They want the hospital billing office to contact them directly. However, the billing office simply says "we don't do that". So we are stuck... Read more »
answered on Oct 23, 2020
A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, one of the things you could look into is the correct information for the provider. Although any large hospital has its inhouse billing/collection operations, there... Read more »
During multiple attempts to get help for abdominal pain at an emergency room I underwent several emergency surgeries because of an infection in my abdomen at one point the same doctor said he reviewed all of my previous visits and told me I had a gynecological problems that would result in me... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2020
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. I'm not clear as to whether you have been trying to have local doctors look at your records for diagnostic and treatment purposes, or for evaluation of a potential med mal... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2020
The answer is yes. However, the doctor may still contact the parent/legal guardian about the care or treatment the minor received.
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The parents are divorced and have joint custody. They did not go to court; they had an agreement with their own individual lawyers and counsellors. Mom has overall medical decision but would have to pursue through the courts.
Mom supports the decision, the father does not.
answered on Jun 29, 2020
Have you discuss the issue with the other parent? You may want to do that and see where that parent stands on the issue. Beyond that you may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558
I am a Georgia student who is in a nursing program that is requiring us to take clinical rotations in hospitals to progress in our degree. If we refuse, we cannot continue in the program and we aren't sure how long this crisis will last. We feel as though our hand is forced to accept... Read more »
answered on Jun 28, 2020
This is something that a Georgia attorney could best advise on, but your post remains open for four weeks. It's difficult to say what the outcome for this would be. It could depend on the wording of the school's agreement with students, including whether it addresses unforeseeable events... Read more »
answered on May 17, 2020
It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. It could depend on the provisions of the health care plan, whether you were working under a contract that addressed such benefits, whether Georgia law provides for options for employees to continue their health care coverage, and other... Read more »
I was told I didn't have a choice but to do it and I've regretted it ever since
answered on Mar 21, 2020
It is always your choice unless you are incapacitated and require a life saving procedure.
I wish you well.
-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.
Ward was sent to mental facility from emergency room and the ward's stay exceeded the insurance coverage limit. Is the guardian legally liable for payment of the excess charges under Georgia Law? The hospital transferred the ward to the mental facility. I read under Ga Title 29-2-21 that the... Read more »
answered on Dec 5, 2019
The statute you referenced is not applicable because the ward is an adult. GA 29-2-21 is about minors only.
That being said, a guardian of an adult ward is not financially responsible for the ward’s expenses; these expenses would be paid for from the ward’s income and assets.... Read more »
Had spine operation .. Discharge info. given for rehab. was wrong. Patient portal info was never updated to show important information. No post ortho rehab. was setup for weeks, i had to push issue. I don't feel i healed properly considering their incompetence of post-op care. I'm... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2019
A Georgia attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the frustration you endured following surgery. However, an attorney would likely need more information to make a meaningful assessment. The nature of the discharge information or patient... Read more »
If any of my kids were c section babies I told her yes all 3 she laughed at me and made the comment that I cheated.
answered on Oct 15, 2019
There wasn't a question here, but you posted in the Medical Malpractice category and the post remains open for two weeks. If you were wondering if the nurse's conduct creates the basis for a lawsuit, it's difficult to see it. You could check with a Georgia attorney whether they view... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2019
Hello, Doctors involved in the treatment of care may share PHI, or protected health information with each other in order to provide the best quality of care to patients. Unless you signed a waiver of some sort physicians may share information regarding their patients to other physicians treating... Read more »
My daughter was taking into cps custody after the judge in my family court case claimed I medical neglected my daughter for changing her therapist so because of that he gave custody to dad and my daughter refused to go and the police had to come twice they spoke to my 11 year old alone and they... Read more »
answered on Jul 31, 2019
We are not familiar with the facts of your case, but if CPS feels they have a justified reason to keep your child from you and in foster care they can do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with your options. -Homer P. Jordan... Read more »
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