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1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma is a wife responsible for her husbands medical bills after death?

There is no property owned nor any other asset to go to probate. He leaves me a single parent of our 4 children, all under the age of 13. He was the only one working. I have been a homemaker for the length of our 14 yr marriage. He did have a life insurance policy for $25000. But no other financial... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

Yes, you can be held responsible for the medical debt of your spouse. You can see if you can negotiate a lower amount with the creditors or you can see if bankruptcy would be an option for you to discharge the medical debt. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: I went to the hospital about to weeks ago and I feel I was discriminated against and misdiagnosed and I did not receive

The nurse came in to get my insurance info and when I told her I didn't have any she mad the other nurses and doctor immediately started being rude they told me all I have is a spranged ankle mad put ice on it. Then the lady that took my info regarding the insurance came in with a paper and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 19, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks and it sounds like you are in serious need of medical care. I can't say anything about the element of discrimination, based on your description - that's usually something that involves a protected legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A patient is in a coma. The family has given the ex wife medical rights to make the decision to let him go or not.

Does that mean the medical bills will go to her as well?

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jun 14, 2021

It depends if she signed documents at the hospital agreeing to be responsible for the medical bills. Since they are divorced she would not be responsible otherwise as she is not the spouse.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much trouble can a parent get if my counselor found out that my parents lets my underage brother and his friends

How much trouble can a parent get if my counselor found out that my parents lets my underage brother and his friends To drink and smoke and drive without a license and even buying the smokes for them

And letting them drink but don’t buy it for them

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 29, 2021

Big trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How much trouble can a 17 year old girl get from runaway from home in Oklahoma

Let say a 17 year old girl runaway from home cause her home is toxic and she can’t handle everyone around making her feel like the bad guy and that the girl has mental health issues that are being neglected or ignored

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 27, 2021

I see that many teenagers describe their home as toxic, not enough freedom, controlling parents, or any one of a long list of other grievances. So, that part is not uncommon.

However, if there legitimately is abuse and/or neglect and this is not just a disgruntled teenager, this should be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Regarding medical bills that a law firm bought.

The hospital says they don't have any information about the bill. Can the law firm get an itemized statement from them without my consent?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

I don't understand your question.

If the law firm represents you, then they can request a statement from the hospital with a signed medical release.

If a law firm is trying to collect payment on a hospital bill from you, the law firm can provide you a copy of that bill...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Are hearing tests considered medical records in Oklahoma? If yes, how do I get a copy of my hearing test?
Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Jun 3, 2020

You should always be entitled to your personal medical records.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hospital Bill For Test never received.

I just recently got a notification that a medical account in my name was sent to collections. After further evaluation it was from a time that I went to the ER and here is what happened:

I was super sick one time and decided to stay at my parents house. I’ll skip the symptoms. My parents... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 2, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. You could contest the charges, raising the argument you make here. But that could sometimes be a difficult argument to make after the matter has escalated to the collection stage and the facility has properly coded... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: "Sane" mother refusing all healthcare, what can we do? Will family caregiver be in trouble if something happens to mom?

Mothers already bad health is rapidly declining and she refuses to be taken to any Dr. My sis lives with her and tries to care for her but mom is being extremely difficult and we are afraid my sister will be in legal trouble for not getting her help, if she dies. All of our family has tried every... Read more »

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Feb 1, 2020

Hire an elder law attorney for a consultation. Call her doctor and report what is happening. Talk to her and ask her why she doesn’t want to live. Tell her how it makes you feel that she doesn’t want to live.

Get real.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal for a hospital to require a copy of our Federal income tax return when I am paying faithfully every month?

I have already provided copies of all our income, including bank statements for both our checking and savings accounts, copies of our Social Security allotments, and current copies of all our monthly checks from our retirement and financial investments for IRAs, etc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 10, 2019

An Oklahoma attorney could answer you best, as insurance practices are governed by state law. But your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, if someone is paying full fare for insurance coverage, they shouldn't have to disclose personal financial information. If their plan... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Girlfriend at hospital in labor. They wanted to break her water to speed it up and she told them no and they held

Her down and did it against her will. Wasn't an emergency doctor just wanted to "get it over with"

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 12, 2019

Possibly she has a claim for assault and battery against the doctors and the hospital.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Collections, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: can i sue my mom for not paying my medical bills even though I'm 18

she promised me and my dad that she would help contribute to my medical bills but hasn't given a cent. once i met the deductible this year, she went and got a sleep study. last year when i met the out of pocket she went and had nose surgery. i live with my dad but i am on her health insurance... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 9, 2019

If your mother agreed to pay your medical bills, then, legally, you can sue.

However, it may not be in your best interests, in the long run, to do this. A lawsuit will likely take you several years and cost you a lot of money. It could also destroy any relationship you may have with your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I spending down my wife's life insurance benefit ($100K) while receiving medicare and medicaid benefit?

My wife just passed away and I am currently living in a renting house.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Sep 6, 2018

Medicaid is extremely complicated and it would be impossible to provide an answer based upon your scenario. For instance, you were not clear whether you or your wife is the person receiving benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to resuscitate a person who has a valid DNR order signed by competent individual?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 21, 2017

Not if in the judgement of the doctor it was medically appropriate. DNR doesn't mean don't do squat. It means if there is a situation where recussitation merely prolongs brain dead life (or other qualification) don't resucitate)

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Health Care Law and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am a member of a non-profit called Christian Healthcare Ministries.It is a ministry where members share members health

insurance costs.It is not an insurance company so they have a pre-existing condition limitation.Pre-existing is defined as having symptons, signs or treatment within 1 year of joining.I joined in April 2016.I had a condition in Aug 2014 and last visit for it was Dec 2014.I had another incident in... Read more »

Howard Berkson
Howard Berkson answered on Apr 20, 2017

Whether you have any legal recourse depends on the contents of your contract with the organization and with their own established past practices. You should take your paperwork to an attorney familiar with contract law and review it with him or her in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My step daughter has told us her mom take her to pick up "medicine" at a bar and leaves her in the car which scares her.

There has been numerous things she's gone through.. We don't have the money to hire a lawyer and fight.. We have Dhs reports and police reports.. We are wondering if we could request an emergency order?

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Apr 10, 2017

Need more information for a better answer.

1. How old is girl?

2. Day or Night?

3. How long are "visits"?

4. Does girl here cellphone to call 911 next time?

Your husband should immediately call mom, tell her stop immediately or go to court. Good Luck.

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