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Q: My mom was in the hospital from trying to commit suicide and then was placed under suicide watch

While being in suicide watch she was able to leave her room barracade herself and hang herself she died but the hospital was able to revive her can I sue and win the case for the hospital's negligence to even let it happen in the first place

D. Michael Burke Esq
D. Michael Burke Esq answered on Jun 26, 2017

No, you cannot sue for anything. If there is a case, it is your mother's case. The hospital may be negligent, but the damages your mother suffered may not justify spending the substantial money and investing the time it takes to prosecute a medical negligence case. If your mother, or her... Read more »

Q: Hello , I am asking about the Virginia HB 2163, is it legal to take away someones right for a medication?

I am a patient that is being treated for opioid dependency. I am worried about this bill that may become law. I have a documented allergy on file to suboxone so I am treated with mono buprenorphine. This law would make it illegal for a doctor to write it to me. I didnt know what law practice area... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 18, 2017

You need to speak with the group that is lobbying against it. Who those are I wouldn't know. Look at newpaper articles on it--it will usually say "......however, Billie Joe McAlister, spokesperson for Not So Fast, a group of opiod treatment professionals said that......." With the... Read more »

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