Health Care Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can my commander make me cancel a medical appointment for field training?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Because your question deals with the military, I would suggest you speak with someone in the JAG office.

Q: Can you sue a hospice care if they declare a patient deceased only to come back 40 minutes later to say it was a mistake

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Mental anguish, by itself, does not justify a lawsuit; you would not be able to establish damages, so you would loose.

Q: What would be the right way to go about filing an appeal in a mental health case where I have not been served?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
The stakes are for too high for you to act as your own lawyer in this case. I admire your spirit, but the time has come for you to hire a lawyer. Bring him or her the research you've done, but by all means hire a lawyer. Don't risk your freedom (financial and otherwise) by trying to do it yourself. Hire a lawyer. Do it immediately.

Q: Work said they are cutting my personal health insurance once I have been off on WC for 3 months. Can they do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Yes, you then have a right to "buy in" under COBRA. However, if its a sucky plan, you would perhaps want to sign up for an ACA plan. Talk to the attorney who is advising you on comp.

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: How do i file grievance on police officers? And doctors causing more pain and mental anguish& financial crisis.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nebraska on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Unlikely to succeed as there was an OD, mental anguish is not favored by the courts in any state and is viewed hypertechnically, and "financial crisis" generally means they rocked your house of cards, it fell, but courts say unless they caused an injury that of itself took you out the fact that you were, for example, too depressed by what happened to work so your house went into foreclosure is too far away from what they did, "too attenuated." But why not get a consult from an attorney in the...

Q: Am I responsible for my ex's medical bills that were incurred while married to me if he has remarried?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
A collector of medical bills incurred during a marriage can typically go after the people who were married to each other when the bills were incurred, not a later spouse. You should be able to discharge them in bankruptcy. On the other hand, which of you is supposed to pay those debts should have been determined at the time of your divorce. If a collector forces you to pay them and your divorce papers say your ex-husband should pay them, you should be able to take him to court and make him...

Q: I provide the medical coverage for my spouse since he is a contract employee. Do I have to cover him next enrollment?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Generally you cannot terminate coverage for a spouse without court order or until the divorce is final. If carrying him is expensive, you might be able to have him removed by requesting court permission but you should consult with a local attorney experienced in family law before taking that step.

Q: Can I file a lawsuit on an employee that works at a hospital for disclosing my confidential business?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 12, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If the hospital violated the HIPPA rules, it is not necessarily liable for damages. Did you suffer money damages?

Q: My employer keeps asking me to quit because he said i was a health risk and isnt paying me right. Do I have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Kirk Angel's answer
If your employer is not paying you the promised wage, and has not notified you in writing that the promised wage changed, then you can file a claim for the unpaid portion. In this case it appears that would be one cent.

In general, just talking to you about resigning or even encouraging you to do so does not violate the law. However, if you are FMLA eligible and the employer is denying your FMLA leave rights or the employer terminates you for exercising those rights or because you have...

Q: If a drug was found in the grass by my car wreck can a police officer put that drug charge on me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If the police believe it was a throw down, then yes they can still charge you with it. Hire a criminal attorney.

Q: Two policies with same insurance company. One under my mother and the other under my step mother. Any issues with this?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Federal Crimes, Health Care Law and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
Its unclear what you are asking.

"one under my mother" and "one under my step mother" isnt an industry term. What do you mean by a policy under someone? What type of insurance, for what?

What specifically do you think the potential problem is?

It would help if you re phrase and re post your question.

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: My canadian dad was hospitalized in fl. The hospital is asking me to pay. Am I responsible for his bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Depends on what is written in the document you signed.

Q: i had a turp procedure and the hospital put the IPC bags on my legs but had no pump available. 10 days later a blood clt

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Answered on May 28, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
Without reviewing your medical records and gathering more facts, it would be hard for any attorney to form an opinion of the strength of your potential claim. Contact a local attorney who practices med-mal.

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,, 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.

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