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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I have been denied my right to see a M.D six different times and not helped with my reasons for going to the Emergency R

I was told by a PAC that a M.D and a PAC are the same. And forced to leave the Emergency Room in worse condition than when I walked in.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 13, 2024

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A starting point could be to contact the hospital's administrative offices and to explain your situation. Additionally, because of the patient load on MDs, hospitals do have their protocols for which health... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I have been denied my right to see a M.D six different times and not helped with my reasons for going to the Emergency R

I was told by a PAC that a M.D and a PAC are the same. And forced to leave the Emergency Room in worse condition than when I walked in.

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

You should document each instance where you were denied the right to see an M.D. and the specific reasons for your emergency room visits. Keep a detailed record of dates, times, names of the healthcare providers involved, and the nature of your complaints and treatments received. This documentation... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: Health Care Power of attorney liability to the POA

I am the health care and financial power of attorney for my 87 year old father. He lives in the mountains in Colorado by himself and does not drive anymore. I have tried to convince him to move to a senior care facility but he doesn't think he needs it yet. He occasionally gets confused about... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 6, 2024

No. As the attorney in fact named in the POA, your fiduciary duty is to follow the instructions of your 87 year old father.

If your father gets to a point where he is mentally incompetent to make decisions for himself, you or another relative could apply to be appointed as your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I have suffered from back pain for many years, including being rushed to a hospital a couple of times for it, and it has

been ignored. I finally persisted with my primary doctor this year and she had an MRI done and it showed that I have DDD and bulging discs. Had previous hospitals gone through the steps to find out why I was in so much pain, I could've avoided the extent of the damage that has occurred by now.... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 16, 2024

A Colorado attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The most reliable way to answer your question would be to try to set up a free initial consult with Colorado law firms. Things could depend on your age, medical history, occupational history, how any disability you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: If I added my husband to my medical insurance befor he died, am I responsible for his medical bills on my insurance?
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answered on Feb 15, 2024

In Colorado, adding your husband to your medical insurance before he passed away means his medical expenses incurred during the coverage period would generally be handled by your insurance according to the policy's terms, including deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. However, as for the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Help finding way to cover USA medical expenses as dual citizen through Austrian Universal coverage

Hello,

My father is a dual citizen in Vienna, Austria and the USA. He is desiring to move to the USA but due to the low cost of a long list of medicines he gets in Vienna covered by your Universal policy he and I are unsure if this Austrian/Universal coverage has any way to cover his... View More

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answered on Jan 6, 2024

Generally, Austrian universal health coverage is designed to cover medical expenses incurred within Austria. If your father moves to the USA, this coverage typically would not extend to cover medical expenses or medications in the United States. Each country's health system operates... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Municipal Law for Colorado on
Q: If you’re placed on involuntary hold in Colorado can they make you pay to get released?

A family member of mine was placed on an involuntary hold in Colorado for suicidal behavior, initially she was told it would be voluntary. Now they’re telling her she has to pay 1300 or they’re placing another hold on her.

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

In Colorado, an involuntary hold for mental health reasons, known as a "Mental Health Hold," is based on concerns for a person's safety or the safety of others, not their ability to pay. The law allows for individuals to be held if they are deemed a risk due to mental health issues,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can people be held liable if they recklessly endanger and cause physical health problems by causing radioactive dirt...

...and dust to be thrown up into the wind that knowingly fast flows into the neighbors yard and body and house every day purposefully as witnessed by many neighbors?

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Yes, people can potentially be held liable for recklessly endangering others and causing health problems through exposure to radioactive materials on their property. Some key points:

- Knowingly allowing radioactive dirt and dust to blow onto a neighbor's property could constitute...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: Can a Dr office charge you more money for your bill after you have paid it in full?

Was seen at an urgent care, paid cash for my bill, & no insurance was charged.

Dr office is now saying they made an error in billing & that I owe more money. I asked for an itemized bill & they are double charging me for an injection fee.

Is this something they can do?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 7, 2023

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you have the chance to consult with a local attorney to look at the claim under state-specific laws, generally speaking it could depend the plan, the time period, applicable fee schedules for the procedure,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I request food logs from my wife’s lawyer concerning my daughter’s metabolic disease PKU her levels continue to rise

Oh haven’t seen my daughter in 210 days because my wife is manipulating the system in order to have sole custody and decision making. In those 210 days my daughters lab results have been consistently rising and it’s causing concern. Just wondering my options. I can’t afford an attorney but... View More

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Christopher N. Little
answered on Oct 13, 2023

You ask an excellent question!

To give you a direct response to the question of whether you can request food logs from your wife's attorney, yes, you are more than welcome to send opposing counsel a request for the logs. However, that does not necessarily mean that they have to respond...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I request food logs from my wife’s lawyer concerning my daughter’s metabolic disease PKU her levels continue to rise

Oh haven’t seen my daughter in 210 days because my wife is manipulating the system in order to have sole custody and decision making. In those 210 days my daughters lab results have been consistently rising and it’s causing concern. Just wondering my options. I can’t afford an attorney but... View More

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answered on Sep 30, 2023

You would be better off attempting to obtain medical records rather than attempting to make a medical determination yourself. The records are protected by HIPPA, however as a parent you are entitled to the medical records of your child which you can obtain from the medical facility itself.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Health Care Law and Insurance Defense for Colorado on
Q: Hi my friend used to drive an ambulance, while driving in accident getting sued what kind of lawyer is needed, Colorado

Hi my name is Mary and I am a resource navigator I have a client who needs a lawyer but I am unsure what kind of lawyer to help her find. She is 19 and used to drive an ambulance, while driving she was in an accident she just was served stating she and the ambulance company is being sued. What... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 28, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like your friend needs an insurance defense attorney. Occupants of the other vehicle are apparently making a claim for bodily injury or property damage, or both. She should make a copy of the papers she... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I concented to 1 med record transfer. Other records arrived w/out permish what can I do
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 29, 2023

A starting point could be to check the authorization - current medical authorizations have a number of boxes to be checked off, and there is opportunity for error, compared with simpler forms used in the past. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: Regulations for a grandson to remove grandfathers remains from his own property and transporting it elsewhere in CO

What regulations apply to a family member removing remains entombed on their property, and transporting it to another tomb?

Nick Tootalian
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Nick Tootalian
answered on Aug 4, 2023

I believe this question requires an analysis by a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Colorado on
Q: Can hospital give a woman with contractions ambien tell her" go home sleep it off" "noway ur in labor"

she then gave birth home in bathtub ALONE & hallucinating. records on mychart of visit are not visible if recorded at all. then cps removed child and mother had no golden hour or breastfed baby since birth . thats not even all of what happened . need consiltation asap

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on May 22, 2023

What a horrible experience. I'm sorry you had to go through that. You should call a lawyer who represents clients in medical malpractice cases. There are several firms in Colorado who specialize in that area of law. You might try contacting Cornell Johnson, Mac Hester, Jim Puga, Hollynd... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: How does someone determine if they have a case or not? An what if it is hard to define the significants of case

Exposure to a decomposed body with documented evidence causing prenatal problems and premature birth.

Nelson Patrick Boyle
Nelson Patrick Boyle
answered on Apr 11, 2023

Call some attorneys to see what they say. This is outside my area of practice. Your questions about significance and whether you have a case are just what lawyers consider when evaluating a potential new client. Beware that statutes of limitations exist, and they can sometimes be very short. So... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: What type of law practice should I look for that would handle wrongful termination in retaliation to whistleblower.

My wife was terminated from an Assisted Living facility in retaliation to pending whistleblower allegations.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 10, 2023

You should look for a Colorado-based employment law attorney to discuss this situation further. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Q: Kids 11 and younger, does the psychotherapist need consent trom both parents if they are not married?

Is the therapist required to read and interpret parenting plans? Who holds the liability if they aren't followed, the parents or the therapist?

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answered on Aug 13, 2022

The therapist is not required to enforce the law, and is entitled to rely on a representation made by a parent. Only one parent has to consent to therapy unless a parenting plan specifically states otherwise, which would be rare.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: I can't afford my chiropractor anymore but I have a 12 month contract with them. Can i get out of it safely?

The service with them has helped i just can't afford it every month and have a standing contract/payment plan with them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 24, 2022

A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for an attorney to offer guidance without seeing the contract's terms about termination, cancellation, refunds, penalties, etc. You could reach out to local attorneys to review the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Collections and Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: If my husband died in the hospital, in Colorado, am I responsible for his medical bills?

All the bills are in his name only - I had not signed anything.

Kyle Grabulis
Kyle Grabulis
answered on Mar 11, 2022

Generally speaking, you are not responsible for the debts of another person, even if its your husband's medical bills as in this case. Since they are in his name only and you did not sign anything personally guaranteeing payment, you are not responsible for that debt.

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