Peter N. Munsing's answer Why not discuss this with your attorney. It does mean that many doctors may shy away from treating you so you'd really need to consider if there are other ways to get the same information.
Julie Swanberg's answer Yes. If the treating doc says you're faking it or your problems are completely from an earlier injury (and not because you aggravated it on your current job), it will be difficult without an attorney to get the insurance company to either begin paying benefits or continue to do so. Find an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If you file the police report they will find out. You have a right to your records, but they may or may not say who was assisting (dental records are way different from standard medical OR records). Contact a member of the Colo. Assn for Justice who handles medical cases to discuss your options--they give free consults.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an attorney directly.
As a general rule, the practice you mentioned is allowed. There are some exceptions, but this is something you will need to contact (and pay for) a lawyer's opinion in a private setting.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Maybe. Contact a lawyer that specializes in medical malpractice. Unless the attorney is a doctor and knowledgeable with your specific medical situation (which is very unlikely), the lawyer will likely send you to another doctor (an "expert") to evaluate whether the prior diagnosis was negligent and/or the treatment caused you harm. Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis (if direct payment is a problem) and most offer free consultations.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Check your contract with the psychiatrist, it should have a discussion of recording. Colorado does not require dual consent for recording. As a general rule recording is allowed provided that they are kept confidential. If the information is released to the public, courts, etc. it is usually a violation of confidentiality. Note, there are exceptions (e.g. malpractice claims, criminal proceedings, etc.).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Contact a personal injury lawyer or a medical malpractice lawyer. The lawyer can review your physical injury and assess the actionably of the HIPPA violation. The attorney can also handle collection of the co-pay amounts that should be returned.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on her symptoms first time. Things can shift overnight. However focus on her care, then when all the dust has died down and she's well, Contact a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical issues--they give free consults. While it's fresh in your mind, jot down what happened when, then go over it put it in order. Jot down as exactly as you remember exactly what--the words--used by the people you interacted with at the ER. Not a "well I took it to mean that......" but...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer If you disagree with your doctor's assessment, she another doctor. You cannot force a doctor to change their opinion. However, one doctor's opinion does not necessarily means that other doctor's will come to the same conclusions.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer If negligence occurred, the doctor and hospital (if the doctor was on staff) are liable. The issue of whether the treatment was negligent is something that is beyond the scope of Justia's Q&A section. You will need to contact a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer directly. The lawyer will review your cases and will likely need to consult with a medical expert for the expert's advice. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis.
John M DeProspo's answer Yes, they can be held liable. Whether or not there is a medical malpractice case will depend on whether the infant sustained any injury because of the contaminated blood. You might want to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer in your area for a free consultation.
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