answered on Nov 22, 2020
As long as the person is competent, they get to make their own decisions. If the person becomes incompetent, then the person set forth in their power of attorney would get to make legal decisions for them. If these documents aren't in place, then the person who wants to become the legal... Read more »
We are presently being steered away from this older practice and told that the typed in statement that "patient received discharged instructions and verbalizes understanding" is all that is necessary.
answered on Aug 27, 2020
Are you the patient? Are you the hospital or medical provider?
I was preapproved for the surgery, but surgeon used different technique and device than what was preapproved. Do I have grounds to fight this charge ($8,956)?
answered on Dec 9, 2019
There is often an administrative appeal procedure that you can make to your insurance company when a claim that you thought would be pre-approved and covered was denied. The hospital or facility also wants to get paid so they may be willing to assist with this appeal. Sometimes a good place to... Read more »
Drug induced psychosis diagnosis polysubstance overdose
answered on Jul 19, 2018
Unlikely to succeed as there was an OD, mental anguish is not favored by the courts in any state and is viewed hypertechnically, and "financial crisis" generally means they rocked your house of cards, it fell, but courts say unless they caused an injury that of itself took you out the... Read more »
answered on Jul 19, 2016
Not sure what you mean by a "sentinel event"as it can mean many things.But it sounds like you mean an error that cause a damage, possibly longterm. Short answer is if it was due to carelessness, yes, but.....legislatures are very protective of the medical profession so medical... Read more »
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