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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I was in to the hospital for kidney stones and a severe UTI. I ended up septic

They gave me the wrong antibiotics twice

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for attorneys to offer guidance here. There wasn't a question, but it looks like you're wondering about your legal rights. That would call for a medical opinion. You could reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: husband rescheduled mediation for 6/22. I can't wait that long due to health issues/ins. How do I ask courts sooner date

Filed 3/18/22 in Montgomery County. Texas. He is removing me from insurance, I am a double transplant survivor and cannot be without health insurance. He says come June 1st I will no longer have health insurance and will not add me unless ordered by the courts. No lawyer, I am not able to work due... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 1, 2022

You need to have your family let you borrow money so you can retain a lawyer,

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Q: What law sections and codes do I look for when I am have lung agenesis ICD 10 code Q33.3 which is nationally covered ssa

Im 36 born with lung agenesis aka only one lung, I have severe mental health issues, I have the required amount of work credits and my ICD 10 code Q33.3 is nationally covered under the Americans with disabilities act but the ssa says that my condition is not as severe as I think it is. The... Read more »

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
answered on May 8, 2022

You can read the regulations related to Social Security regulations to see how Social Security considers claims for disability benefits. SSA is making a decision as to whether your medical issues are so severe that they prevent you from doing all work that exists in the national economy. The ICD 10... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Can you record a person without them knowing?

If I'm on the phone and use another device like ipad to record conversations, do i have to let the other person know I'm recording them and can I have a recording app on my phone to record my conversations?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 3, 2022

In Texas only one person has to know that you are recording

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: I was lied to about the burn on my back. This happened 11/20/2020. I've been trying to advice but no lawyer wants it

I received an Epidural and which I was stuck several times. The next day I felt bad pain in my back I asked many times what was back there. K was told it was a reaction from tape. While changing the bandage she didn't have enough supplies and so she stepped out. I got up and took a picture of... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 26, 2022

You do not have a medical malpractice lawyer because of the current law. Talking to the liaison is a good idea ,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Can I take legal action for mentally ill wife's aunt convincing her gambling and alcohol is ok.

Wife is on 6 mental prescription and release to outpatient home care under my guardianship. Aunt is brainwashing her into gambling and alcohol. And threatening me for trying to stop it.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 15, 2022

You can tell the lady to stay away from your mentally ill relative. If you have guardianship of the person and her money don't give her money to gamble.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I won a lawsuit where I was told that I couldn’t speak about the settlement or the case.

I won a lawsuit for medical malpractice. I was told I couldn’t speak about the facts of the case or settlement. If I keep all names and settlement amounts confidential may I tell my story? The company who I sued has also filed bankruptcy. How do I find out if the company was liquidated? This is... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 1, 2022

One would have to see the actual settlement to properly answer this question, but I would advise against any disclosure. Many times there are severe consequences for breaches of confidentiality. I think the safest course of action is to remain silent and disclose nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I'm being accused of Flipping a child, there is footage of the event and this is the investigator's opinion need Help

The investigator told me "It looks like you fliped Him?" did you flip him I replied no! I was given the option to Resign or get Terminated by 8:00 am November 12, 2021 Also she asked if I had CPI training "Crisis Prevention Institute" I've worked for the Grand Prairie... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 19, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You're asking for a professional to review the video. There are investigators and safety/security experts out there who could probably do that. Although the matter appears to involve a number of areas, an employment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: is it legal for my employer to ask if i've been vaccinated? We have to take a "mandatory" survey

i don't think i should be forced to voluntarily provide medical information

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Nov 10, 2021

Yes, nothing prohibits your employer from asking whether you are vaccinated.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can you sue for denying access to health care if laws enable unvaccinated people to overwhelm hospitals?

Just a thought experiment, but needed to be asked. Understandably, it would be difficult for a private citizen to file suit against the hordes of unvaxed choking the health care system, much like the novel SB8's workaround. While I understand the concept of sovereign immunity, I still... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott
answered on Oct 2, 2021

It’s all a big giant scary mess. I cringe every time I see political leaders on TV saying parents, the vast majority of which are not virologists and probably do not even own microscopes, should decide whether vaccines are in the best interest of their children. What if parents decide they should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Using 3 1/2 years, but not everyday. use other shampoo/conditioner but since Retirement. I have notice hair lost.

I had notice that I was loosing my hair a lot, before I retired. Am I able to be part of the lawsuit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to the law firm(s) involved in such suit(s) - it appears you did some research and determined a current suit is pending. Keep in mind that if the matter involves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can a physicians services company still bill months after hospital charitably written off services and "closed account"?

I received a bill recently for services that had happened close to nine months ago. I had been approved for financial assistance for those services from the hospital and received a letter saying that "my account [was] closed" around six months before receiving this new bill. Can someone... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 30, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. More details could be helpful here. But as a general matter, a patient could be billed by more than one entity for services received in a hospital. A hospital could have its primary billing and collections office, but in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Your legal Rights have been taken away by state and Federal laws paid for by large corporations?

I went to Ask for Help with a Legal Firm about A Case regarding My Health and Access to my Personal Medical Records!

I explain my case to the Lawyer assistant and a couple days later I Got a Letter Citating this on The Information!

"You have a Case and is known as statues of... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 28, 2021

The statute of limitations is a deadline to start a case or forever lose the right to start. It makes it so someone can't bring a case against you for something that happened a long time ago. You can get a general idea about by reading the Wikipedia page but for specifics, you'll need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Can a 16 year old minor be prescribed medication with only one parent knowledge and consent in Tennessee?

My wife scheduled mental health counseling for our 16 year old son. Prescription medications SERTRALINE

and FAMOTIDINE were prescribed. I am the father. And was not aware or approved of prescription medications. Can a minor in Tennessee be prescribed these drugs without both parents consent?

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka
answered on Mar 24, 2021

Hello, thanks for your question!

I am not a doctor and am not sure what those prescriptions are for, but since you're both married and this is your son, you both are free to make medical choices regarding your son, either jointly or separately.

I would suggest that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Dental xrays taken by illegal tech in texas

Charging for dental xrays done by non certified tech in texas

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 15, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This could be more of a consumer law/health law matter than a personal injury or med mal matter - unless you were injured as a result of the procedures. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney is best to get my elderly mom proper representation to sue hospitals for the death of father?

My mom has documented and proven facts of wrong doings to support claims that caused my fathers untimely death

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. You could reach out to med mal-wrongful death attorneys. A law firm that handles one of those categories would likely handle the other in most cases. Since your mom is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: If father's POA isn't responding to healthcare providers how can I get it revoked?

My father, who has previously been diagnosed with dementia/alzheimers, is recovering from covid and is having complications. He seems to be having stroke or heart attack symptoms after testing negative and the nursing home he is in isn't fully equipped to handle his recovery in my opinion. The... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Jan 12, 2021

The only way you can obtain power of attorney to act for your father is if he is capable of giving it, and does so. A guardianship requires court action, after proof that your father is unable to make his own decisions. (BTW, "Power of Attorney" refers to the document, not the person,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: My dad is showing signs of dementia and my mom is in denial

Mom says that dad sundowns and is becoming aggressive by being verbally abusive towards her. My mom depends on a walker to get around, she insists she is fine and can take care of him. I feel they need a live in nurse or be put in a home. My mom won’t hear of it. Will I be held liable if... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
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Terry Lynn Garrett
answered on Oct 28, 2020

While you may not be financially liable, you may find it hard to live with the consequences. At some point your father may lack legal capacity to decide where he lives (among other things). If a physician completes a Physician's Certificate of Medical Examination showing that he lacks total... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Can you take a Hospital to court for not upholding their Financial Assistance Policy?

I have a medical bill with Methodist Health System who is a Tax Exempt health entity. They have a financial assistance policy in place that has in section 4.2 of the policy for medically indigent circumstances. The wording states "Medically Indigent" means a patient with medical or... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. To answer meaningfully, an attorney would probably need to see the policy and related communications. Additionally. it's possible there could be forum selection clauses that govern resolution of disputes, whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: If a defendant is found guilty of menacing-intimidation only what would be the Judges ruling?

The defendant was having a paranoid schizophrenic bipolar episode. He is on medication and doctors care and attending Alta Pointe. However due to the pandemic they were not meeting with him in person due to this pandemic. His fears are real to him.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Oct 15, 2020

Please clarify the question. A defendant being found guilty of anything implies that either that he entered a plea of guilty or no contest or that the prosecuion proved every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Most, but not all, offenses require some sort of "culpable...
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