Questions Answered by Anthony M. Segura

Q: If you think you have a malpractice claim what is the first step you should take?

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Anthony M. Segura's answer
The first step is to gather the pertinent medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case. If the lawyer is interested in the case, they will review the records and inform you whether your should further pursue the case. If you have trouble gathering the records, the lawyer can assist you with that as well.

Q: Can a ER doctor tell a patient they can NOT come to the ER and give them a LIST of items they cant be seen there for ?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Anthony M. Segura's answer
I'm sorry that someone wasn't treated well at the hospital. In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition, regardless of an...

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