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Q: Can a hospital with hold certain parts of medical records when that intervere with the cause of death of a victim

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Georgia on Aug 30, 2015

Answered on Sep 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If you have the power of attorney to get the records, then you should get all the records and the hospital can\'t decide what records to give or not to give.

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Q: Won small claims case against la county. They appealed and I can't pay for a lawyer what should I be ready for...

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law on Aug 12, 2015

Answered on Sep 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
When there is an appeal, there will be an appellate brief by the appellant, then usually an answer brief by you, and then a reply brief, basically.

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Q: how long can they hold you in jail without a court hearing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Texas on Aug 31, 2015

Answered on Aug 31, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
He needs a criminal defense attorney on his side. If he is indigent, the public defender can be appointed to represent him in a criminal case. The initial question here is how long someone can be held in jail without a court hearing. You might be able to learn more about that by contacting a criminal defense attorney in your area. This forum is made up of private criminal defense attorneys in the USA. We basically do not help people unless we are paid money, the public defender is the pro bono...

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Q: Do i have a malpractice case or negligence? My 52 year old mother with a history of high bp on march 19, ,2015 went to h

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Arkansas on Aug 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see a local medical malpractice attorney about this. That is the best thing you can do. The attorney will try to determine if there even is a case.

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Q: if a property is in a life estate, can medicaid force me to sell the house?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Ohio on Aug 15, 2015

Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
You need to sit down with an attorney who handles medicaid issues. Who is the owner of the house vs. the life estate, when the transfer occurred, your age, whether there is a living spouse or dependent child, whether you are a long term care giver who has lived in the house for a significant period of time--these and other issues need to be examined before it can be determined whether medicaid can essentially take the house and whether she is even eligible for medicaid. A person can be...

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Q: Are Emergency Medicine physicians required to sign death certificates?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Georgia on Jul 3, 2015

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
The coroner usually signs the death certificate.

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Q: How long must a hospital retain medical records

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Nov 16, 2010

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not know precisely what the standard is in the medical profession, but it is changing to digital format, which apparently could be stored forever.

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Q: Please define "direct service provider?" Does it include people who make daily deliveries to managed care facilities?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Dec 16, 2010

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What is the context and what are the facts for this nearly 5 year old question?

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Q: HIPAA - aurthorization of release

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Jan 6, 2011

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
In order to answer this question, nearly any attorney would have to do research to perhaps find a case which addresses this particular issue.

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Q: Can a treatment center retain a patient after the legal 72 hours on a ex parte act thru the local hospital?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on May 2, 2011

Answered on Aug 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That depends upon the facts, none of which you have given, but the answer is perhaps.

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Q: Is an RN in florida allowed to inject spider veins?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Apr 18, 2011

Answered on Aug 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You gave no facts. I do not know how spider veins can be injected. Perhaps an RN would know this.

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Q: Do I have a case against a hospital that released my medical records without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Jun 15, 2011

Answered on Aug 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Attorneys deal with facts and the law, and without the facts we cannot apply the law. You did not give enough facts about this and want to know if you have a case. It cannot be answered without sufficient facts.

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Q: I have a question about doctors giving mind altering meds then using the statements against someone else

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for California on Aug 6, 2015

Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
Best to consult with a local lawyer, who can go over the details and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult...

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Q: Can hoa make my family requiify to live there they are fining me 100.00 a day also want me to have health care provider

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Dec 28, 2012

Answered on Aug 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You asked this question over two years ago. Whenever you have a problem with a local hoa, it is always best to go see a local real estate attorney.

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Q: How much is it to copy medical records in Marion county florida pursuant to CFR 395.3025 in electronic record format?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on Mar 13, 2013

Answered on Aug 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Ask the doctor's office, or the hospital, depending upon who you want to get the records from. Doesn't that make sense?

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Q: hospital or mortuary negligence


Adam Studnicki's answer
More information is needed. Talk to an injury and/or constitutional lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with...

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