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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: I just found out last night from my 9 year old that her older sister and niece have the Corona virus and she was expose

He hid it from me so I wouldn't know what legal action can I take

Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
answered on Nov 13, 2021

Until you know whether she actually has it there isn't much you can do. And after, you can take him to court for violating parental responsibility.

Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: If I don’t get the vax will I be fired or laid off?

I’m a security officer, so I get assigned to posts depending on availability and needs of the post. By definition being fired is a change/failure in the employee resulting in termination. A layoff is a change within the company including company standards. So would I be entitled to a severance... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Nov 1, 2021

All these non-legal questions should be asked of your HR department, or supervisors.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: As an MD, do each of my patient visits need to have a medical record?

I am a solo-practitioner that does not accept any insurance.

Jane Kim
Jane Kim
answered on Oct 14, 2021

Pursuant to Code of Medical Ethics- Medical records serve important patient interests for present health care and future needs, as well as insurance, employment, and other purposes.

This obligation encompasses not only managing the records of current patients, but also retaining old records...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: In the state of Florida how long do I have to file for any kind of claim/alternative negligence,malpractice etc?
Domenic J. Celeste
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Domenic J. Celeste
answered on Oct 9, 2021

For general negligence, it's 4 years from the date of your accident. For malpractice, it's generally 2 years from the time the incident is discovered or should have been discovered. For wrongful death, it's also 2 years. If you have any question about whether you may be approaching... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: My face got burnt by a technician who did Lazer Hair Removal on my face. Now I have a scar.

I currently get Lazer Hair Removal on my face. The owner of the shop usually does it but got a new girl to do my treatment last time. The new girl was either nervous and it burnt me twice in the same place. That same day the skin started to peel away and has now left an ugly scar or mark on my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 27, 2021

You did not ask a question, but if you would like to know if you might be able to make a claim for compensation to cover medical treatment for your condition, the answer is yes. And if you end up with a permanent scar due to the inability of medical professionals to remove it, you may claim... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Health Care Law and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: My father recently passed away after a 3 weeks in the hospital. During that time, the hospital tried to get him approved
Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Sep 14, 2021

Approved for what? You should repost your inquiry with more information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: A judgement was made with out my knowledge on 2010, October 12 3:56Pm in NY for a hospital bill.

I was never served a summons or notified about this bill for a hospital. I left NY in November 2010 to move to Georgia So a judgement was passed on October 12th 2010 and I am just now finding out about this. Do I have to pay this? Is this even legal?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 27, 2021

What does this have to do with Florida law? Ask your question at Justia > Ask a Lawyer > New York.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I just swallowed a piece of plastic that was on my sandwich from Wendy’s, what can I do about that?

I showed the manager the plastic and she knew exactly where it came from.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Aug 5, 2021

OK so I have had several cases like this. If you see blood in your stool or if you pass blood, don’t be alarmed, because this usually goes away after a while with a very sharp object like glass or sharp plastic is adjusted. If you do pass blood, make sure you take a picture of it so that you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: for a poa health directive how can 2 people be the agent with the same power
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 23, 2021

The medical care provider would probably want to read the text of the directive to see whether both agents are needed to authorize any medical procedure.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: I had a baby back in March. Hospital did not provide an estimate of charges upon my several requests. They only said...

it would be the reminder of my maximum out of pocket. Four months later, they send me a bill for regular services provided to my baby post-delivery. I also requested an estimate of charges at the hospital, and nurse in charge said hospital doesn't provide estimate of charges. I believe this is... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 23, 2021

Your belief that your rights have been violated is incorrect; what is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: Insurance company charging a 1100% markup for wrist braces, anything I can do?

My insurance company is charging a 1100% markup for wrist braces, discounted to 450% for in-network.

First, my doctors office told me the cost for the braces was $10.40 when I asked how much they were. A week later I received a bill for $224 (discounted from $566)

They admitted... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim
answered on Jul 18, 2021

American healthcare is unlike any other business of supply and demand. In the healthcare world, the healthcare provider and the health plan agree on prices. You as the consumer (patient) do not dictate, negotiate or drive pricing up or down. You agree to pay the health plan premiums without price... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: I'm in Florida. My son's mother is renewing her Medicaid and she's asking for gross income from me this time?

She has never asked for this in the past years

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 10, 2021

People on Medicaid have to reapply for continuation of there benefits every three or four years. And the government's rules governing who gets Medicaid are changing. The new rules and application procedures and approval criteria will be able to thin the herd by finding other sources of support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: What happens if my ex takes my kid to the doctor without permission?
Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen
answered on May 8, 2021

It really depends on two things. First, what does your final judgment and/or marital settlement agreement say about this? Second, what is the purpose of the children going to the doctor? There is no one right answer to your question, it really depends on the facts and circumstances. It would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I just found out I am pregnant. I do not have my SSN yet. Can I apply for any health insurance with my ITIN number?

Based in FL

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 7, 2021

It is up to the health insurance provider whether they will accept an ITIN number instead of SSN. Some do, others don't. If you are an immigrant, be careful about getting benefits that may cause you to be considered a "public charge".... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Can I sue an EMT for terrible treatment, slander that could have put my life and health in jeopardy

Blatant disregard For my safety, accusing me of lying about an emergency, take me to the hospital that I verbally told not to take me there, and he also told the hospital staff that I was faking, yelled at me when he got to my house, enforce me to walk 30 or more feet to him while in agonizing... Read more »

Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez
answered on Jan 21, 2021

This is a very interesting question. It is important to note that anyone can file a lawsuit in Florida for almost any reason. However, the critical question you may want answered is will you prevail on a negligence claim against the EMT. It appears that the answer will depend in part on whether you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: I was kicked out of my doctors office today because I took my pain pills as needed and have some left over and shouldn’t

I have been on pain pills since 1990. I have arachnoiditis and take pills as needed. The last 2 visits he asked me how many I take a day. It depends if I need it or not. I lay in bed all day. I said sometimes I only take 2 a day because that is all I need and he kicked me out of his office and... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 7, 2021

No physician is required to continue treating a patient, especially if the physician feels that to continue treating the patient and prescribing medication would violate his professional standards. You can always try to find another physician who agrees with you regarding the proper course of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Can me and my partner as LGBT persons apply and be represented for asylum in Florida.We entered USA few days ago in NYC

My name is Veljko, I am a 44 years old and HIV positive male originally from Serbia. I have been in a domestic partnership for four years with my fiance Sasha, since we don't have an option to legalize our relationship in our home country.

Back in 2004 I was persecuted for the first... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 24, 2020

You can apply for asylum. the question is whether you have a testiminy and documentation to demonsrate that you qualify for asylum.

Where HIV was at one time a ground of inadmissibility it is no longer. However, you may be required to show that you have insurance to cover your medical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: I have lupus disease wth havin lupus you cannot be exposed to uv lights it makes a flare cme on and put my health risk
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 15, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be helpful to have additional information here. If being subjected to UV light is something arising in the course of your employment, this could be more an employment law matter than a personal injury... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: My mom moved in with me so I could take care of her as she does not want to go into a home. She paid off my mortgage.

and I added her to the deed so she was comfortable. Later I took out a small 2nd mortgage for a car, she signed it but was not happy about it. she wanted a walk-in tub and wanted to remodel my bathroom. She has been living with me for four years. She has not remodeled the bath or paid any groceries... Read more »

Jason E. Neufeld
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Jason E. Neufeld
answered on Nov 12, 2020

Unfortunately, its her house (partially, as she's on the deed) and you cannot force her to spend her money as unfair as it may seem.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Almost lost a foot because ER sewed up a wound they shouldn't have.

My boyfriend had an accident where an axe ended up in his foot. He went to the ER and they sewed him up and sent him home. He saw a podiatrist days later, who told him they should never have sewn him up. He ended up having to stay in the hospital for over a week while they fought the infection that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 10, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. It would be difficult for an attorney to answer your question as to whether your boyfriend has a case based on these brief facts. To answer your question, most attorneys would want to see medical records and consult... Read more »

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