California Health Care Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is there any law for allowing an accused child molestor to continue working as a medical provider?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Nov 22, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Anyone can make an accusation; making an accusation doesn't mean the thing is true, however.

Even someone convicted of child molestation may continue to ply their trade or work in their profession if the person has paid the penalty for their conviction, so long as the public is not in any danger.

Your question raises a whole host of constitutional issues for both the alleged perpetrator and any victims. Unfortunately, for me, it is not the kind of question that yields a simple...

Q: I need financial help and a good divorce/domestic violence/ mental health lawyer. Over turn settlement?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
a lawyer needs more info

the person in the best position to answer your questions is the lawyer who helped initially.

how long ago was settlement?

Q: I'm 17 yo and pregnant, my due date will be in late June, after my 18th birthday. Can my 28 yo husband get in trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
Your fiance may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney. PC 261.5 is pretty clear it's a crime if an adult has sex with someone under the age of 18. I don't practice criminal law, so I don't know what the statute of limitations would be or the likelihood of prosecution.

But, if you're going to be 18 at the time of delivery, then the medical professionals working with you would no longer be bound to make a mandatory report to child welfare officials because you would no longer...

Q: I was helped at a mental health hospital but i was discriminated and instigated at a previous clinic.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Health Care Law and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You need to post this for Florida lawyers. I am in California and can't advise you.

Q: can a mental health clinic i was refered to send me away and tell me they cant help with suicidal thoughts?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
William John Light's answer
Your question indicates that you are in Florida, but you asked your question in the California section. In California, if you are feeling suicidal, there are many options, including hotlines, personal physicians, the police and County Hospitals. If you are a danger to yourself, you can be confined in a psychiatric institution and given appropriate medications for a short period of time which can be extended in certain circumstances. I imagine that Florida is probably similar. Do not fixate...

Q: I was arrested for DV in the past, now I'm trying to get my nursing license. I don't know whether to report or not.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
the best advice is to be honest.

they will normally ask if you have been convicted (not arrested) for a felony.

you are innocent until proven guilty.

Q: Can Kaiser hospital Psyc department deny a patient who has dual diagnosis one on one psycho therapy?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
William John Light's answer
This is a medical question and should be directed to the psychotherapists and whether the treatment program meets the standard of care in the community.

Q: how many days before I can file a lawsuit against a CA hospital for negligence please. Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
N. Munro Merrick's answer
This is a personal injury complaint and needs a personal injury lawyer to answer.

Q: If somebody claims that someone else have them a virus what would that be considered?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Jul 28, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
More info needed.

it sounds like you are just concerned about Civil and not criminal issues.

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

unless you have assets i would be surprised that a lawyer would take the case on a contingency.

if she has money she may pay a lawyer on an hourly.

Q: The hospital nurse made me walk to my vehicle when i mention. I was feeling dizzy she suppose to take me in welchaire

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
with the little info i have it appears at first blush that she did not follow protocol for hospitals discharging a baby.

not sure how that could cause back pain.

if you had fallen walking and broke something it might be a case to pursue.

i hope you and the baby are fine.

Q: Can assisted living facility in California refuse cameras in private quarters because employees do not want it.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on May 27, 2018
Sally Bergman's answer
Fortunately, in California we have a very effective non-profit organization, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, www.CANHR.org, Telephone: (800) 474-1116 who can provide guidance to you. If they can't handle it, they will direct you to an appropriate attorney who can.

Q: Can you define what the IRS looks for with regard to a doctor's certification of chronic illness

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Frank Huerta Jr's answer
I would suggest you ask the doctor to modify the notes or write a specific note regarding the need for supervised care. It is unlikely the IRS will want to examine patient medical records. In most cases, correspondence from the treating Physician will suffice.

Q: My room mate went to the hospital suddenly do to a massive heart attack and ended up needing immediate heart surgery.

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You can start by going back to that hospital to their billing department and correct the record there. Make sure that you provide them accurate information concerning you and your own family, and tell them at the other person was only a roommate and is not a relative. I don’t know what kind of impression you made on the person who signed your roommate up, but you have to be careful to make sure that you are not related to the roommate who needed the heart surgery.

Q: Can I sue a primary care doctor for wrong diagnosis and for sending me to ER (and wasting my money) instead of MRI?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Mar 12, 2018
Kevin Christopher Murphy's answer
Maybe. More facts are needed but if you actually had a wrong diagnosis and the physician breached the standard of care, within the applicable statute of limitations, you may have a legal claim. I suggest you call a medical malpractice attorney in your local jurisdiction for a Free Consultation to fully explore your rights, responsibilities and obligations. Good luck and sorry to hear about your troubles!

Q: Minimum standard of care was the cause of fathers death, according to medical records. Can I present facts without att?

3 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
You would be incredibly foolish to try to bring this case yourself. Consult medical malpractice attorneys. Provide them with the medical records. These types of cases require expert opinions regarding the standard of care and causality. Do not try to do this yourself.

Q: Can the state of California call my employer in New Jersey and threaten them to force me to purchase Aetna.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
This scenario clearly needs more info.

it sounds like you blew it time wise and then are taking it upon yourself to rule out a specific company.

you need someone to go over ALL the facts to get to the bottom of this...........but if there was a court order this case is far along.

Q: I have been dealing with a dislocated jaw for 2 years. Pain everyday. Can't work. Now insurance is not approving MRI.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018
Manuel Alzamora Juarez's answer
TALK TO A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. THE CONSULTATION IS FREE. BEST OF LUCK!!!

Q: Is it too late to do something else about it?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
William John Light's answer
Contact the Dept. of Health and file a complaint.

https://ehservices.publichealth.lacounty.gov/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=4&saveAction=5

Contact the Board of Cosmetology and file a complaint. http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

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