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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 Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Can a Dr treating me at the hospital tell my pain management Dr I failed a drug screening or is that covered by hippa
C.Doris Okafor Dike
C.Doris Okafor Dike answered on Aug 9, 2019

Hello, Doctors involved in the treatment of care may share PHI, or protected health information with each other in order to provide the best quality of care to patients. Unless you signed a waiver of some sort physicians may share information regarding their patients to other physicians treating... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Crimes and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Can cps keep my child away from me and in foster care for medical neglect

My daughter was taking into cps custody after the judge in my family court case claimed I medical neglected my daughter for changing her therapist so because of that he gave custody to dad and my daughter refused to go and the police had to come twice they spoke to my 11 year old alone and they... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 31, 2019

We are not familiar with the facts of your case, but if CPS feels they have a justified reason to keep your child from you and in foster care they can do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with your options. -Homer P. Jordan... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: How long does a cosmetic surgeon have to refund the cost of surgery that was paid for in advance?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2019

It could depend on the terms of the contract between the surgeon and the patient. While the contract itself would be an agreement between two parties, it would most likely be governed by Georgia law. If there is a dispute as to a refund here, one option would be to sit down with a Georgia attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: GA catastrophic w/c case WC 207 violation or not?

Can a rehab case manager send my medical records at will to any facility as she wishes? My records were sent to a rehab facility without a signed WC207, ATP had not authorized nor recommended the facility, and I never went to this facility, dates and facts are in writing. This was just one of... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Mar 29, 2019

Unfortunately, the answer is yes based on what you’ve written here. There’s an entire team essentially working against your best interest in the name of saving money. Get an experienced workers comp attorney on your team so you can know your rights and options. Otherwise they will just keep... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: My aunt has been charged with battery & exploitation with intent to harm an elderly. She says she's innocent

The family says there is a video but when asked by the Nursing aide supervisor to view it, the family says there is a problem with uploading the video & some of it isn't clear to view. The daughter of the alleged victim said she went to the police department to have the charges dropped but state... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Mar 13, 2019

Contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP. It is probably best to hire one who practices law in or near the county where the charges occurred.

For more info visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: How can someone negotiate a excessive transportation charge for a involuntary 10-13 committal to a psychiatric facility?

Involuntarily committed by a physician under a 10-13 for a suicide attempt. After stabilization in an ICU one must be evaluated by an authorized psychiatric facility. The closest bed space was apparently 85 miles away. The Sheriff's Office was called to transport, but apparently could not, so a... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 7, 2019

You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with any options you may have. Without seeing the paperwork involved or knowing all the details it is difficult to provide a response. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: How can I get justice when the statute of limitations has passed by?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 2, 2019

As a general matter, an attorney could evaluate whether a cause of action might arise on an alternate theory whose statute of limitations is longer. Also as a general matter, an attorney could evaluate if a claimant could fall under certain exceptions based on being a minor or discovery of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: I want to sue my ex-partner for giving me HSV std. Ex passed it to me and my 2-yr old son.

I have pictures of my son on his eye with the outbreak and I have proof of when I had my son we were clean (no std no infections nothing at all) jan/feb 2017. Started dating Ex partner may 2017. And starting haveing weird symptoms and went to get checked for a UTI infection and found out I had Hsv.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Health Care Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Can I have my brother declared mentally incompetent and ask for guardianship?

My brother has mental health issues that have become so severe he now believes his dreams are really happening and he also suffers from extreme paranoia. He refuses to seek any kind of mental help. He has not been a danger to himself, but he did abuse his ex wife. I don’t have any proof of that... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Jan 28, 2019

You can get an adult guardianship if you can prove that he cannot care for himself. Talk to local attorneys where he lives and discuss with them your chances of getting him declared incompetent and taking guardianship over him.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Georgia on
Q: my husband was inured in a involuntary psychiatric hold, no one will tell me what happened and won't give records

he received 3 staples in his head and we were not notified and he cant remember what happened, do we have a case?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jan 4, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who can review the case with you and determine if this is worth pursuing. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Who is responsible for a parent that has had a stroke? Is the mother responsible or the daughter?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 15, 2018

There is no set person that has to take over responsibility for a parent who has had a stroke. Assuming the parent has a good relationship with their children they would likely step up to help, but they are not required to by law. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: I am trying to find Georgia law stating that a patient having suicidal ideation cannot be forced to be transported

What is the Georgia law about a person being suicidal. I have been told that we in Ems in Georgia cannot force a suicidal patient to be transported to hospital for evaluation.

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Nov 2, 2018

A person can be involuntary committed by a medical facility if they are an imminent threat of committing harm to themselves or others.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Education Law, Health Care Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I wanted to know if I could sue a daycare for my son getting lice and having to cut his hair off.

I have a 1 year old son who is in daycare. About 3 weeks ago my son had lice. I called the daycare and made them aware of the situation. My sons nurse informed me that he got the lice from another child in class when i called the daycare i asked had another child had lice. They informed me that... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

You would have to show they knew the other kid had lice. But yes, you could make a claim against them. However they may not be happy to have your youth in that daycare, so make alternate daycare plans. Contact a member of the Ga.Trial Lawyers Assn for your county--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: Can an 18 year old be a health care advocate / patient advocate in the state of Georgia?
John W. Chambers Jr
John W. Chambers Jr answered on Jan 19, 2018

In Georgia, a person may appoint an 18 year old person as his health care agent in an advance directive for health care.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband is on child support for a child who has never been legitimized, is he obligated to pay for health insurance?

Im assuming that he signed something that waived his rights to a paternity test? We are trying to figure out our options, as well as find out if the child is his, before we also get forced (possibly) into paying for healthcare for this child as well.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 12, 2017

Yes, he can be made to pay insurance irrespective of legitimation. Paternity and child support are separate from legitimation and visitation issues.

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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: How much pressure can a chiropractor legally put on a patient to get a lawyer and sue for pain and suffering?

I was in a car accident and saw a chiropractor. They have twice given me a card for a specific lawyer and strongly encouraged me to sue my insurance company to cover the cost of my treatment and pain/suffering. After receiving what seems to be a very overinflated bill, I spoke with chiropractic... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 18, 2017

Your "spider senses" are working very well. There are too many of these folks who "connect" their patients with a lawyer who sues for soft tissue injury.

I'd change to another chiropractor.

I have seen similar instances that started with a "billboard" lawyer sending the person to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: For those on Medicare, Should a hospital make a Medicare adjustment to their bill after an auto accident?
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 16, 2017

They should, but they usually only grease the squeaky wheel. Complain. See if that helps.

Any personal injury lawyer can tell you that medical bills are negotiable, with hospitals.

As a last resort, offer to pay $25 per month, and they likely will have to take it, if the money is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: My little girls shoulder pops out of place for any reason.

Trying to find out if I should be concern with fact that my 13yr old little girl's shoulder pops out of place from almost any thing from just rolling over,she takes a lot of steroids for her allergys.We have taken her to childrens hospital and they say something about growing pains,I found out... Read more »

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf answered on Jul 20, 2017

Medical malpractice cases are quite complex. I recommend that you get your daughter assessed by an orthopedic specialists. If there are issues related to growth and maturity, you may see if an evaluation by and endocrinologist is in order. For an attorney to take on a medical malpractice cases,... Read more »

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