Denver, CO asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Colorado

Q: The E. R i was at without written or verbal consent contacted the surrounding hospital with my name, diagnoses,to not tr

After seeking medical attn. From the e.r for sever abdominal pain.i also before being offered or asked denied any pain and all pain medication.i also informed them that the almost dibilitating pain i was encountering seemed to me like a kidney infection was present! I also informed them that previously when i am given the blood and urine test they come back negative for infection! So i informed them that in the recent past I was told that they could only find infection from cat scan! When i relayed information they ordered a urine sample which i provided and they said without lab work i was experiencing a urinary tract infection and wrote a script for a antibiotic I was then told to discharge. It ws 2 am no phsrmacy will b open till 6am but my dibilitating pain had me seek another er when i arrived i found out that the er i ws previouly at had called them and disclosed my identity, also with diagnosis and treatment they performed on me all without out a written or verbal conscent

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal here between the two emergency rooms. A Colorado attorney could advise best on privacy issues here regarding medical records, as those could involve elements of state law. But your post remains open for two weeks. It is very fact-intensive, and difficult for an attorney to assess possible damages based on the description provided. You could contact Colorado med mal attorneys to discuss the matter further; many practitioners in this field provide free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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