Health Care Law Questions & Answers

Q: I have been dealing with a dislocated jaw for 2 years. Pain everyday. Can't work. Now insurance is not approving MRI.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018

TALK TO A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. THE CONSULTATION IS FREE. BEST OF LUCK!!!
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Q: My doctor’s office is billing for not showing up to my appointments but I never signed anything and they didn’t tell me

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018

It is not legal unless you agreed to it. However, most if not all doctors make you sign that you will pay for all missed appointments with your first appointment paperwork.
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Q: Can we sue someone for scaring us by a car?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018

Did you report him to the police? Seems it violates several code sections. Can you sue him? Technically yes, but as that type of case is frowned on by the Courts I doubt it. If you have ptsd then see about having it documented.
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Q: My wife is on my insurance through work, and we are both being sued for her medical bills. It's that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Health Care Law for Oregon on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018

Spouses are generally legally liable for necessary medical bills even if they did not sign the agreement at the doctor's office. So yes, it is likely that they can come after you for payment. Calling you at work everyday is a different matter. Depending upon the exact details, that may or may not violate Oregon debt collection laws and, depending who is doing the calling, possibly federal collection laws as well. If so, there are statutory damages and you can potentially recover your...
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Q: Can a doctor do a pregnancy test on a 11 year old without a parents knowledge or consent in Nevada?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018

I can't speak for Nevada but as a general prinicpal the doctor may only do that which they are authorized to do by the patient or if a minor by the parents.

However when it comes to examination only (and non-invasive tests) Title X funding says no consent required for teens.

For an 11 year old it may be different. I'd suggest if you have a concern discuss it with the State Department of Health.

If you are asking is it malpractice, generally no.
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Q: What are some questions when meeting with the hospital after a wrongful death?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Wisconsin on
Answered on Feb 11, 2018

Listen, don't say much except "we're processing."

Take notes.Ask for records if they talk about what happened.

Contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consults.
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Q: Is it illegal to give my brother viagra without his knowledge as a prank?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018

yes illegal, do NOT DO IT

you do not know how it will adversely affect him
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Q: can i sue apartment complex for Failing to pay hospital bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 8, 2018

You can file a lawsuit against the complex and/or property management company, but only if it is within 2 years from the date of the incident. If it is inside of 2 years, consult with an attorney immediately. IF it is outside of 2 years, you may not have any options for recovery, as the statute of limitations has expired.
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Q: My wife and I are going to be getting a dissolution but neither of our children have health coverage at the moment

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Health Care Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 7, 2018

If they don't have coverage now because of your family income, apply for state coverage now. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a family law attorney to discuss this and other issues related to the dissolution and advise you.
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Q: Can a health care power of attorney be used if the person is not incapacitated?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Estate Planning for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

A health care power of attorney specifies when it comes into effect. While customarily people retain full power to make decisions until they lack the ability to do so, an advance directive and durable health care power of attorney can kick into effect whenever the planner dictates.
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Q: I had a psychosis and was taken to the hospital instead of keeping me 72 hours the released me almost immediately still

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

Maybe. Call a medical malpractice lawyer. If they take your case, it is free to you. If they do not, you may have no case.
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Q: Can a 25-year old child obtain medical records about a deceased parent who died while the child was a baby?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 2, 2018

It may be possible, but it is something you just need to try on your own. Good luck.
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Q: Can I sell my used underwear? The underwear is brand new, I would just wear it for a couple hours.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 2, 2018

You can sell worn underwear if anyone wants to buy it; just make sure you disclose the fact you have worn the items
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Q: Can minors sign documents in Florida? I work in a health care agency and was asked to get parents and children signaturs

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 1, 2018

Of course minors can sign documents; the question should be what legal significance such signatures would have. If your employer asks you to get signatures of parents and their children, do so; there is nothing wrong about requiring signatures.
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Q: Arrested and was denied my medication for legitimate documental illness. Illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Jan 30, 2018

IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN, BUT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME
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Q: i left my permanent job 2 weeks ago to work as a long-term temp at a hospital. Position was given to someone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

If you have some proof (e-mail, letter, voice mail, the receipt that you paid as requested, etc...) that at the time you left your prior job you had another job lined up you should be able to collect unemployment benefits. Apply with the NYS Department of Labor, honestly, and it sounds like you should recover up to 6 months of benefits while you look for another job or until you get one. Good luck.
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Q: How can I ensure that I'm getting the proper medical care?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

You may wish to re-post with a clearer legal component to the question. Patients are free to seek a second opinion from another medical provider if they have questions about any care offered by current providers.
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Q: What type of lawyer do I contact for negligence or fraud when dealing with Healthsource RI, and how do I go about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Look at the directory here and choose one. Then contact them to arrange a meeting with your evidence. They may ask for a retainer for the costs of their time.
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Q: Can a hospital deny you from seeing somebody under arrest and servely injured? Both parents are dead and I'm roommate

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Health Care Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

The hospital can enforce its policies and exclude anyone who doe not have power of attorney.
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Q: How can I add my domestic partner to my work health insurance if she dosent have a social security number

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Health Care Law for California on
Answered on Jan 26, 2018

If you marry, then you can file a spousal petition for an immediate relative. Your partner will get work authorization and a social security number very quickly.
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