Brooklyn, NY asked in Personal Injury for New York

Q: I have no insurance but need help

I'm severely disabled.Im almost blind,can't speak, can't move my muscles,haven't brushed my teeth nor taken a shower since a surgery almost 3 years ago.Bedridden,can't feed myself and now its getting harder to breathe.If I go to the emergency room in Bellevue hospital, a city hospital,they HAVE to try and fix me right?

Thank you for all your time and effort.

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2 Lawyer Answers

A: Yes, the emergency room will treat you even if you do not have health insurance.I wish you the best of luck!

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you are in need of emergency, i.e. life saving, medical treatment, an emergency room is required by law to treat you. It is not, however, required to treat you for chronic, non-life threatening medical conditions. Here's something I found online which you might find useful, You might want to speak with a social worker or governmental agency and inquire about getting on Medicaid or Medicare.

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