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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Health Care Law and Identity Theft for Massachusetts on
Q: yes please,,,my name is harry and i m seeking a lawyer to help me ...i strongly believe that my sister stole lots cash

the banker that helped her at first credit union in holyoke 413 427 6120 my cell phone number and i am a celebriny thanks

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 19, 2019

What is your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: What is my recourse?

Had spine operation .. Discharge info. given for rehab. was wrong. Patient portal info was never updated to show important information. No post ortho rehab. was setup for weeks, i had to push issue. I don't feel i healed properly considering their incompetence of post-op care. I'm genuinely... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2019

A Georgia attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the frustration you endured following surgery. However, an attorney would likely need more information to make a meaningful assessment. The nature of the discharge information or patient... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Employment Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: I was diagnosed to have chronic pain syndrome. My injury has turned out that I have a pinched nerve in my wrist.

This injury is work related and it happened February 26 2017.I was injured at work and already settled with workers compensation this year. I've seen 3 physical therapist none came to this conclusion to check for a nerve damage test what do i do?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 16, 2019

Immediately go back to your workers compensation attorney that you had for your prior claim. Tell them about the new diagnosis.

You are going to be limited to recovering through that process from your employer, so your only possible remedy will come from reopening your claim, it that is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: A nurse made inappropriate comments to me that offended me when asking how many children I have I told her 3 when asking

If any of my kids were c section babies I told her yes all 3 she laughed at me and made the comment that I cheated.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2019

There wasn't a question here, but you posted in the Medical Malpractice category and the post remains open for two weeks. If you were wondering if the nurse's conduct creates the basis for a lawsuit, it's difficult to see it. You could check with a Georgia attorney whether they view the matter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Criminal Law, Family Law and Health Care Law on
Q: Can I sue a father who left the child to her caretaker without proper medical care that may cause of death of a baby?

The baby is a premature and he let the child leave with her caretaker in an area where it was too far to have a direct assistance of medical treatment. Can I file a case against the father being as a aunt of the child?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 15, 2019

You have no standing. Second, there are no damages as the child was not harmed

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What kind of lawyer would take a severe medical record access delay by a patient?

I am disabled, very ill and trying to get my medical records from multiple physician specialty practices. Due to the complexity of healthcare expansions and electronic medical records that has taken place over the decades, it is now 4 months, over 100 phone calls, many signed releases and I’ve... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2019

An attorney who handles health care matters should be able to help you. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Had a heat stroke fell face first. Was released from emergency room .went to see another Dr. His diagnosis was...

Emergency room ran no test ..another Dr.said i have fracture skull n bleeding on the brain...

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 10, 2019

You'd get the best input from a Tennessee attorney, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the description, it's difficult to tell exactly what happened. At any rate, it's unlikely that an emergency room ran no test(s). You could arrange a consultation with a Tennessee attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Please, how do I obtain a Psychiatric Advanced Directive? And will it even work?

I've been asking or this for years.

Jonathan Armiger
Jonathan Armiger answered on Oct 9, 2019

Indiana Code sections 16-36-1.7-0.5 to 16-36-1.7-5 deal with Psychiatric Advance Directives, including requirements to execute a directive as set forth in Indiana Code section 16-36-1.7-2. You can view these and other Indiana Code sections online using this website:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: How do I go about getting information about how to get my landlord to spray for cockroaches in my house with out evicted

Without being evicted is what I meant to say

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2019

You would get the most meaningful input here from an Indiana attorney who knows landlord-tenant law. But your question remains open for four weeks and you include Environmental/Health Care as categories. If your apprehension about disturbing your landlord is based on a fear of creating expense, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Ohio on
Q: Admitted to hospital for follow-up on stent placement. While there, hip became dislocated.

Staff notified of pain and inability to walk, provided some comfort care and proceeded with discharge, giving 5 pain pills. Could not walk when leaving. Saw chiropractor next day who put hip back in place. Is this action by the hospital within the normal standards of care?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2019

I'm sorry for your ordeal and that your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, consult with an Ohio med mal attorney. They could request the records and investigate the matter in further detail. They generally work on a contingency basis and most provide free initial consults. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I have a right to a copy of what has been billed to my insurance company from a home health agency?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 29, 2019

Insurance practices are governed by state regulations, so a Pennsylvania attorney would be most familiar with applicable laws. But your question remains open for two weeks. As a general practice virtually nationwide, policyholders are provided with the information you describe. Just ask your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Can Medicaid take my house? Or anyone else?

I am joint owner of a house in Indiana via a quit claim deed that states "joint tenants with rights of survivorship". The other joint owner who is my grandma is now in a nursing home and has severe dementia. My aunt took power of attorney over her healthcare and has filed a lawsuit against me in my... Read more »

Michael R. Smith
Michael R. Smith answered on Sep 27, 2019

If the deed is to you and your grandmother as joint tenants with right to survivorship, you own half of the property (the house and lot) and your grandmother owns half of the property. That's called an undivided interest because each of you has equal rights to the entire property. Indiana law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Health Care Law and Social Security for Michigan on
Q: If a person on SSI/medicaid wanted to go on a cruise, are they able to pay for their caretaker's ticket without penalty?

I'm physically disabled from brain cancer. I require a wheelchair, receive SSI/Medicaid and have a registered in-home caretaker from the state of Michigan. I would like to go on a cruise, but it would be necessary that my caretaker come along with me. Can I pay for their ticket and have it count... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 26, 2019

The $10,000 inheritance is disqualifying income in the month of receipt. There is not much you can do about that. If you still have that money on hand on the first day of the following month, sitting in a regular ol' checking account, for example, it will be a countable asset and that will again... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for South Carolina on
Q: what legal issues are there to create animated characters that look like real doctors for educational cartoons?

We are a doctors office and want to do education videos to display on TV in lobby. We have one doctor that says they will sue. It will be a caricature of the providers speaking and giving short statements. How did creators of South Park and Lil Bush do this?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2019

This might be something that an attorney who works with intellectual property matters would know best; it seems more closely related to that area than Health Care Law as a category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: A friend is dying. He has one sister and they don’t speak. I don’t know how to contact her and he doesn’t want to. I am

His medical power of attorney. Is it too late to get him to sign a will in hospice? I just want to use his money to pay for his cremation if he even has enough.

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 26, 2019

Legal capacity to sign a Will is not determined by whether or not one is in hospice. You might want to contact a local elder lawyer: we make house calls. If so, use the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I was told if the state steps in to over see my elderly mother who has dementia they would take her home Is this true?

I live with my elderly mother who has dementia in her home. She is getting to the point where I can't care for her (no one has power of attorney) and I was wondering if I contact Adult Protective Services, would they help me get her help because she wont let me help her. And also someone told me... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 23, 2019

Not in Texas. You may want to help your mother enter a memory care or a skilled nursing facility, though if she is being neglected because you cannot care for her at home anymore (when would you sleep?), Adult Protective Services may step in. If she has a medical necessity for nursing home care,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Family Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Hello, my question is can a doctor be a beneficiary on an insurance policy in Texas. But I have the death certificate

and how can a doctor get a death certificate and he did not sign for it. also, the doctor does not want to meet with me or talk to me and my mother was mentally ill so I feel she was not in her right mind.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2019

'Sorry that your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, it might make more sense to contact someone directly, either a Texas attorney who deals with life insurance claims litigation, or a knowledgeable licensed insurance professional in Texas who underwrites life insurance policies.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I just went to a IEP for 13 old developmentally delayed told to find out on conservitership. Need help & answers.

Do I need to do conservitership, at what time and for what reason since we are her natural parents?

Jeffrey Louis Gaffney
Jeffrey Louis Gaffney answered on Sep 18, 2019

You do not need a conservatorship until the child turns 18. The conservatorship then will allow you to still continue to make all of their decisions for them as you care for them. The process takes 3 or 4 months so start early. Many places can provide you with help at that time; here in San... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: Teen daughter got a ticket for speeding in school zone. The lights wasn’t flashing & wasn’t time for school to dismiss.

The zone they got her in school let out an hour after the time on her ticket.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 17, 2019

The Daughter might hire an attorney, or might represent herself. She needs to be very polite, and try to explain what happened to the Prosecutor or Judge. But it is very likely she will be found guilty, and the Appeal is De Novo to Circuit, that is not cheap or easy. The Officer will certainly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for New York on
Q: My 85 year old Grandmother is in a nursing home do to mental illness. She is now refusing any and all care. Need advice

My grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia. For the last 6 months she has been refusing to take her medication, which then brings out the very worst in her. Paranoia takes over she picks at her skin to remove probes that control her. It's now to the point where her legs are swollen, inflamed... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Sep 12, 2019

If you believe she is incapable of making decisions for herself you can use the health care proxy. If the medical facility refuses to recognize it or believe she is still competent to make these decisions you will need to have the courts intervene. Generally, it is done by seeking Guardianship of... Read more »

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