Where is he in the process? Is he pretrial, presentence, or serving a sentence?
If he is being held pretrial or presentence, talk to his attorney right away. The attorney will know what resources are available locally to help, and how to get the Pretrial Services Agency or the jail to do...Read more »
I am a healthcare worker who was exposed to an aggressive patient who caused a repetitive stress injury to my back over the course of my shift. I filed an incident report before clocking out and went to the doctor immediately, and due to timely intervention was back to baseline within a few days.... Read more »
I'm sorry about your injury. An experienced workers' comp attorney should answer your question, but it remains open for five weeks. As a GENERAL doctrine of insurance law in virtually any setting, insurance carriers generally have the right to request prior medical/accident records that...Read more »
I went into a nursing home right after hip surgery for less than a month. Well no one at social security office changed my address and now they are deducting a yrs worth out of my check because they claim I was in a nursing home a yr. I was in only for 24 days. So I told them well one agent... Read more »
Keep talking to SSA. Attorneys frequently work out deals for payment, and later SSA changes things on them. In this case, it sounds like if you get paid for the missing year, your attorney might actually get more money. I would at least discuss the situation with your attorney to find out what they...Read more »
Both boys have different last names she assumed information was the same and made my husband his guarantor we've received a bill in my husband's name for my son listed as the guarantor isn't this a major policy breach. Etc. There were some safety concerns for the possibility of what... Read more »
I got injured last year at work (bit by a rabid cat) and received a ~$15k settlement from the customers insurance company. The original bill I received from the hospital was for ~$5k, which I paid. I just got another bill for an additional ~$25k because I do not have health insurance and my... Read more »
Hello, Can you please let me know if a patient is disabled and injured and got to the nearest ER for an unrelated problem, can the ER Doctor make a list of items ( symptoms ) they can NOT come there for ? The patient is suffering from a chronic condition. The pateint has a mass on back under skin... Read more »
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...Read more »
The first surgery failed due to the screw broke an plate shifted now they went thru my back it's been since last July 2017 an I feel like I don't get what I deserve I only get a weekly workman's comp check an they are 3 weeks behind
You seem to have a complicated situation. You would best be served by retaining an experienced workers compensation lawyer to assist you. I have over 35 years experience. I will be out of my office until Friday.
After moving in she and the live in aide engaged in behavior that I considered unprofessional and inappropriate. Even though I paid rent she denied me certain comforts that was afforded to the other occupant of the home. She attempted to evict me but could not prove her case. She pretended to be... Read more »
I would like to know if its legal in Virginia to have hidden cameras in the Emergency Room private exam rooms ? I know when you sign into the ER you have to consent to many forms. Not sure of this may include consenting to having your rights violated in a room you expect to have privacy in with... Read more »
The hospital did not take reasonable care and we were notified there has been a serious breach of hippa and privacy rights. My concern is not knowing who has all these records and the employee took great measures to cover up the breach but it was discovered . Do we have a lawsuit ? I really hope... Read more »
A large hospital was careless. negligent and did not take REASONABLE care or even any possible protocol for transferring 7 years of medical records. We were notified by the Regional Director there has been a breech with this and of course I am sick with worry/ The hospital tried to cover up the... Read more »
completed 35 phy thy sessions during 25 visits to surgeon who kept injecting me into the nerve. then aug 26, surgeon refer me to reston spine ctr who is trying to fix me but cigna keeps dening all request.
You need to make sure the doctor has specified why it is needed; that they have stated what their reasons are. Contact the state insurance commission and the Attorney General's office of consumer affairs.Also contact a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn who handles "insurance bad...Read more »
I am a patient being treated with buprenorphine and if this law is passed my understanding is I will lose my medication. It can't be legal for someone to be taken off a medication they would need to be detoxed from at least is it? I have an allergy to Narcan so I cannot have suboxone, I need... Read more »
by registered letter without stating the reason and refusing to explain to the person or person allowed to have information on the person (Medical information). I suspect this may be because of pain meds but have medical proof of problems requiring meds. And this may again delay needed surgery... Read more »
Yoiu can't make a doctor take you on. You can look at your medical records. Assuming they are kept electronically you can ask for a disc with the records --this saves you a lot of costs. Then take disc to staples & have them print it off.
While in hospital they were rude and brushed off the severe pain. I was admitted to a different hospital a week later with sepsis because the 1st hospital didn't see that I had a serious illness pylonephritis. I almost died because the er that was so rude and told me to be quiet and stop... Read more »
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