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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: I was suspended without pay after a coworker was aggressive towards me. However, they were not reprimanded

ything besides lying in bed crying during the investigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: i need a lawyer who can help me file a lawsuit against a department of social service at nursong facilty, because

the department of social service at facilty refuses to reconize me as my mother health c are proxy. when by law i am. my mother chose me as her new health care agent in nov 19th 2022. all the forms was made out correctly and then notarized according to new york state law. we give the documents to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 27, 2024

Attorneys here can't respond to your request for legal representation. There is no solicitation here - the format is limited to Q & A. You would need to reach out to attorneys on your own if you're looking to hire one. In addition to your own searches, there is the tab above,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to provide my personal social security number on a medical records consent form upon my request at my doctors
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 23, 2024

On the HIPAA authorizations that opposing attorneys often request from me, there is a box for social security number. It has never been an issue, but if you do not wish to provide, speak with your attorney or the opposing attorney/claim handling entity if there is an alternative for you [redaction,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to give my social security number for personal medical records consent forms
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 23, 2024

This looks similar to a question I just answered about HIPAA authorization forms. SSN is an entry box on the forms that are requested from me. I have never omitted SSNs on these forms on my own cases. The opposing attorneys I work with want the forms filled out in their entirety. You could check... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Can your doctor refuse to see you?

I had back surgery spinal stenosis in 2019. If I remember correctly I only saw him once after the surgery. He had moved to another practice. I had called several time to make an appointment at his new practice.. I was told he was not taking new patient. I told the receptionist that I was not a new... View More

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on May 1, 2024

Your surgeon certainly has a right not to see you again, especially if he's moved elsewhere. Whether that's good and accepted medical practice is another story. If you are in pain, you can certainly seek medical attention elsewhere. You can also contact his office to see if he can... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: I need to appeal to a decided case. The doctor is negligent bcs he didnt provide reasonable advice to ptf’s wound.

I need to appeal to a medical negligence case. The court held that the doctor was negligent because he did not provide reasonable advice to the plaintiff to ensure that the wound was properly taken care of and failed to ensure that the appropriate and reasonable advice was given to him. Also, when... View More

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on May 1, 2024

Your question is unclear. If you are looking for a medical malpractice attorney or an appellate attorney, you can find many such attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. From your description, it sounds like the court ruled in your favor. Keep in mind that in a malpractice... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Hiding medical records? Or are they still in your portal?

Hello

How long do hospitals hold on to your records for? Are all the records and paperwork in your patient portal? All of them? Even mistakes they may of made?

Thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 7, 2024

It could depend on the facility, types of records, age of patient, HIPAA or state guidelines - but many entities go by six years in New York. Here's a link address for Section 405.10 of the N.Y. Codes, Rules, and Regulations for medical records -... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: i am looking for case law for NEW YORK MENTAL HYGIENE LAW ARTICLE 81 PROCEEDINGS FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN FO
Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Feb 24, 2024

You could purchase a book from a number of sources or hire a company to do the research for you, or both.

Jack

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: a licensed laser technician can do cranial therapy just being certified or a additional massage therapy license required

I wanna practice cranial therapy, I know that to do body work a license is required, and Massage therapy schooling is costly and long, I am wondering if any other kind of license to do body work will allow me to legally practice cranial therapy?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In many jurisdictions, practicing cranial therapy typically requires specific licensure or certification beyond just being a licensed laser technician. While requirements may vary depending on where you are located, cranial therapy often falls under the umbrella of bodywork or massage therapy,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: if no staff calls me back (b/c they are understaffed) to resched my biopsy can i sue?

after being referred for a thyroid ultrasound i am now told i need a biopsy, which i had scheduled. but i caught the flu, so i need to reschedule my biopsy. the problem is, i've called the department about 6-8 times at this point over the course of 3 days, no one picked up so i left bout 4... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2024

I'm sorry for your ordeal in trying to schedule and re-schedule a biopsy. It doesn't look like a matter for a lawsuit. It looks more like what you describe - a busy office. This is my individual take on the matter - you could consult with law firms out there. Sometimes, different... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need in a breach of Hippo law against a primary doctor
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2024

An attorney who works with health care matters should be able to handle HIPAA claims - you chose the correct category. You also chose Identity Theft as a category. If this resulted in identity theft related to information from your medical records, check your financial statements from banks and... View More

4 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Health Care Law and Elder Law for New York on
Q: I’m looking for a legal method that would give me the proper authority to manage my parent's care? Is a healthcare proxy

Is a healthcare proxy sufficient or do I need more?

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

A Health Care Proxy would allow you to make health care decisions if your parents were unable to do so themselves. However, managing their care, paying expenses, and completing paperwork would require a Power of Attorney to be signed by your parents naming you as their agent. In both cases, your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: I have someone living with me. We are not married. She is about to become a ward of the state for mental health issues..

. Can the State come after my money or assets? Like using common law or anything crazy?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 18, 2024

I'm sorry your question remains open for five weeks. One option might be to repost under Divorce, Family Law, and Public Benefits. Although your situation is obviously not a divorce, attorneys who practice in those areas would probably have the most insight about financial rights and duties... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Should I be concerned about signing the HIPAA waiver form in order for the defendant to be prosecuted?

I was assaulted and taken to the ER

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answered on Dec 21, 2023

If you were assaulted and taken to the ER in New York, signing a HIPAA waiver form may be necessary for the defendant to be prosecuted. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) typically protects your medical information, but in criminal cases, releasing certain medical... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: I have a new born child and the doctor's are being inconsiderate for his health by making me bring him out in 20 below

Weather i told them they need to be consistent of my child and think about this weather and how there making us bring him out in this weather every other day this is upsetting can i sue these people for being inconsiderate of my child

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 27, 2023

No, you would not be able to sue the doctors for being inconsiderate. They are probably choosing to be thorough in wanting to see the baby, and understand the implications for themselves of not arranging exams that could be necessary to observe a given situation. You could express your concern to... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: My landlord is closing on his home on 12/1/2023. I have COVID now since Thanksgiving, must I still move out by 11/30/23?

I tested positive on Thanksgiving day, 11/23/23. My doctor says I must isolate/quarantine for minimum 10 days bc I also have bronchitis as well. I am considered almost a severe case hence why he advised I must isolate minimum 10 days. But my move out of the apt date is in the middle of the... View More

Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
answered on Nov 26, 2023

Dear Manhattan Tenant

Oh, boy. In New York a landlord is without any legal and lawful right and authority to demand the tenant move out simply because the landlord sold the house. In fact a landlord has no power without a Housing Court judgment and an eviction warrant to force the tenant...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Is it illegal a child's mom forces the father to take the child while COVID positive and also his gf is too.

She wouldn't take no for an answer. Forced her son to be exposed to COVID. Now does the father have the right to keep the child until he fully quarantines?

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answered on Nov 22, 2023

if the child is exposed to COVID and becomes sick, the parent who forced the child to take the child could be held liable for the child's medical expenses. Additionally, if the child is exposed to COVID and then infects other people, the parent who forced the child to take the child could be... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Hi. Hru? Can a hospital refuse visitation for a patient? And the patient can’t really communicate herself with staff

My girlfriend was admitted to the hospital with a very serious condition and she’s constantly complaining of pain which is very normal but doctors yesterday told me that they find it very strange and therefor won’t allow anyone from visiting her !

She needs me to be there for her and... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2023

In New York, hospitals generally have policies regarding visitation, especially in cases involving serious medical conditions. These policies aim to ensure patient safety and proper care. However, a hospital's refusal to allow visitation can be concerning, particularly when a patient is unable... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: Who do I contact if I feel like healthcare care providers are disregarding my medical complaint?

I believe I contracted some type of worm/parasite during a vacation and received a MRI of the abdomen and pelvis in which one radiology tech questioned I might be pregnant because of movement seen during exam and another mentioned movement was seen confirming my suspicions but not reported to CDC.

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

If you believe your medical complaints are being disregarded by healthcare providers, your first step should be to seek a second opinion from another medical professional. It's important to have your concerns thoroughly evaluated, especially if you suspect a serious condition like a parasitic... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for New York on
Q: Can my doctors office withdraw me from care for going against medical advice?
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answered on Oct 20, 2023

In New York, a doctor's office generally has the right to withdraw a patient from care if the patient consistently goes against medical advice or engages in behavior that may jeopardize their health. However, there are ethical and legal considerations, and the doctor's decision should be... View More

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