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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My X-wife, Separated not divorced kept my Termination of Coverage with Kaiser away from me and is still doing so12/01/21

She lives in the Sierras and I live in Belmont. Because she was the employee of Kaiser they sent the Termination of my coverage to her and not to me. I did not know of it until I tried to email my Dr. I had to scramble to get coverage of Medicare B before Dec. 7 so that I could at least meet the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I know that the makers of the vaccine are protected from being arrested or sued but are pharmacists also protected
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should be a little more specific with your question. There are some immunities from litigation but when you sit down with an attorney be prepared to discuss all the facts regarding your situation.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I work in health care and I don't get paid for mandatory covid testing on days off can I file a wage claim?

I have had to do mandatory covid testing 2 times a week since covid started and they refuse to pay us when we have to go in on our day off and threaten to lay us off if we don't, can I file a wage claim against them and if I did could I get terminated?

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for California on
Q: How do I get a hospital to give my father treatment that they continue to refuse?

My father has been hospitalized for the past two months because of covid. He was able to get off of a vent after two weeks of being placed on one. My mother and I were told that the treatment plan he received was all the tools in their box and now it is up to him to recover. We asked the doctors if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Clinic called me later saying they messed up billing and now I owe them more money

I received treatment from a planned parenthood and paid my bill in full at the end of my appointment. Later that night, I received a call from them saying they made a mistake and didn’t charge me properly and now I owe them another 125$. Do I need to pay this even though they’re the ones who... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer answered on Dec 4, 2021

How did they "mess up"? You owe what the treatment cost, plain and simple. If they gave you the correct bill at the time of your treatment, you would have paid, wouldn't you? So what is different about giving you a corrected bill later on the same day?

Don't you ever...
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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Do I have do I have any recourse against a hospital that made , big mistakes that left husband incapacitated.

On April 4th last year my husband went to e.r. to have his foot looked at that have turned bright red and purple in color he's up in the hallway all night long without being looked at they finally were going to release him that morning and he said his foot was hurting they gave him a pain... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 18, 2021

MAYBE..................

HOWEVER, YOU MUST HAVE EVIDENCE OF THE NEGLIGENCE AND A CONNECTION TO HIS MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A LOCAL PI/MED MAL LAWYER ASAP.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Isn't this Medical malpractice OR Gross Negligence? An extravasation from armpit to elbow, so damaged lost use of arm.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2021

much more info is needed.

what you are asking is similar to calling a doctor over the phone and explaining you have a headache.....and asking what is wrong.

when did this happen?

are they are doctors who have said this was malpractice?......that is what you need.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My husband was missing I filed missing person's report the police found him. His brother took him off life support

Put a missing persons report out on my husband the police officer that called me back told me where he was I finally was able to get to call the hospital where he was at I found out his brother removed him off life support my husband and I have been in married for 11 years and I was not notified of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 24, 2021

more info is needed

anyone can sue at any time.

However, if the case is not strong enough a lawyer will not take it.

For instance:

What are your damages? did you seek the guidance of a professional after this happened? did the brother have a power of attorney? did...
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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: My mental health breaks may cost me my job.. I’m not sure if they are supposed to count against me?

Recently diagnosed with bipolar 2. Have been having huge episodes happening and 1 recently while on break at work. I am taking a 2nd mental health day to try and get all this under control with my meds. My position has a rule of no more than 3 incidents (absence) within 6 months. This would be my... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane answered on Aug 31, 2021

If you qualify for the California Family Rights Act or the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, those mental health breaks should not count against you, if you get a certification of your need for intermittent leave from your doctor.

In order to qualify, you must have worked 1,250 hours in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Doc refuses to reevaluate his previous diagnosis & ends up being wrong & now others are affected ,is it malpractice?

If a diagnosis of skin condition that is highly contagious won’t be tested for after 2x of asking the doctor to, be negligent or irresponsible?Family member confided that after uncle was diagnosed with skin thing she highly suspected another condition. Called doc left message, she emailed doc,... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik answered on Aug 29, 2021

Yes, it may be malpractice (must be confirmed by a competent medical doctor.

No matter what the doctor says and does now, the patient or patients need to see other doctors right away.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can police hold you in hospital after being shot
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 9, 2021

much more info would be needed.

what did they say you did?

what were your injuries?

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: CVS mixed two different pills in my bottle. They want me to bring the bottle in. what to do?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 5, 2021

Bring it in. Unless you have been injured by taking incorrect medications dispensed by the pharmacy, you don't have a case. If you have been injured, consult with a PI attorney before you do anything.

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Family Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: My stepson’s mother is his conservatorship why he’s in a mental group home I just found out that Her his money .

My stepson is under a conservatorship is mother is currently he’s conservator. He was working a job and gave her the money and she’s using that money to start her own business is that legal and what can I do to put a stop to this

Jackie Marie Howard
Jackie Marie Howard answered on Jun 14, 2021

A portion of your question is missing; however, it appears you are asking if a conservator can spend money belonging to the conservatee's estate on bills/expenses/assets of the conservator. The answer is no. The conservator is answerable to the court for how the estate funds are spent. Get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Does a legally disabled adult on a 5150 hold in California have the right to have a visitor?

Thank you for your reply. My son is a mentally disabled adult who was put on a 5150 hold for attempting suicide 2 days ago and placed in a general hospital while awaiting placement in a mental health facility. The hospital told me I can't have visitors due to Mental Health policy, but Mental... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on May 31, 2021

I think so. A person doesn't lose her/his civil rights by being placed on a W & I section 5150 hold. However, I'm sure the usual and customary visiting hours would apply, as would any reasonable restrictions on the person's right to receive visitors. Much more information is... Read more »

Q: Looking for proper care before I get vaccinated. Ca Governor acting in pure discrimination.

Politicians are not Drs. Not only that my job instability crippled my ability to hold down a proper dr. So far the medi-cal provided ones have not shown any investment with concerns on infertility and potential blood clots. How is his push to reward those that are vaccinated not a form of PURE... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on May 29, 2021

I am sorry but this does not appear to be a question but more of a rant.

I understand your concerns but vaccination has been held to be a lawful way for the government to attempt to control certain deadly medical conditions throughout the last decade. Exceptions exist for those with...
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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: How do I prove a pharmacist did not fill my prescription correctly and as a result I have permanent repercussions

Yes I have been permanently affected due to his negligence but I have no money for a lawyer

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 27, 2021

Both previous answers are good. Your doctor (or a paid expert doctor) has to confirm that your prescription wasn't properly filled and that caused the repercussions you suggest. Sit down with a good attorney right away and save the medicine you claim is not correct.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Had an incident with my family an I earlier this month at st Joe's hospital with the staff giving my wife covid I think

had a baby there the 27th the dr. Allowed 6trainees into our room to be educated on my wife without her permission to do so n each time the dr checked her dilation about 3-5 others would have there hands inside her also being to see her dilation they also gave her a epidural she said was not placed... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 20, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED AND CONGRATS ON THE BABY

THIS IS NOT A FAMILY LAW QUESTION. IT IS A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE QUESTION AND I DON'T HANDLE THOSE CASES.

HOWEVER, TO PREVAIL YOU WOULD HAVE TO PROVE AND NOT THINK OF WHY/HOW SHE GOT IT.

YOU WOULD PROBABLY WANT A MEDICAL...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law, Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE AS MY MOTHERS CARE PROVIDER FOR 10YRS SHE WASNT RETURNED AFTER VISIT W SISTER IN7/20 .

MY SISTER TOOK MOM IN JUN 2020 FOR A VISIT AND NEVER RETURNED HER NOW MY FAMILY WILL NOT LET ME SEE ARE SPEAK TO MY MOTHER SHE LIVES WITH ME FOR TEN YEARS AND I HAVE POWER OVER HER , SHE IS NOW IN A HOSPITAL IN MODESTO AND IVE BEEN THERE 3X AND THEY SAY I NEED TO SPEAK TO MY BROTHER WHOM I DO NOT... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 18, 2021

You need to speak to a local attorney handling Conservatorships and/or Elder abuse law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Hello. I have been waiting for a tonsillectomy for over 2 month now.

They have failed to provide me with information about what had to be done in order to fix a mistake with my insurance and were giving me misleading information. At the end of all, it appeared to be that someone made a mistake and my insurance was wrongly put in. I have been waiting for a long time,... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 15, 2021

more facts needed.

during covid, everything is upside down.

if they did anything wrong it sounds like damages might be less than $10k.

thus you could consider small claims court.

however, I would write out a demand before doing anything and after seeing a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to terminate you if you’re dying at the hospital?

My father is being hospitalized from COVID and his prognosis is grim. It’s likely he will not be returning to work indefinitely. I need to update his address on file to my address as he no longer lives at the house he was renting. I have to go through the HR department at his work in order to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Mar 1, 2021

An employer can lawfully terminate an employee who is out on leave if the leave is indefinite and there is no communication to the employer that suggests additional unpaid leave would allow the employee to return to work within a reasonably defined period of time. If he is terminated and dropped... Read more »

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