This was when we were on a trip to new Jersey. My toddler kid who can't even speak had a nursemaids elbow (elbow dislocation). The emergency doctor did not even touch her to see what's wrong, ordered x-ray of the shoulder and that too the wrong shoulder and said everything is ok. The kid... Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal with your child's elbow dislocation. This does not appear to be something on which an attorney could readily offer a quick "yes" or "no" answer. Although you say the hospital did not do the right thing, it is possible that their version of the...Read more »
It looks like you already tried the New York Senate site under Laws of New York/Consolidated Laws. There is a section here on the Justia site - you may need to verify with Albany or other sources on your own as to whether the provisions are the latest, as they say 2019....Read more »
As a general matter, an entity would need an authorization signed by you to obtain your medical records. You mention disability. If there is a pending disability claim, medical authorizations could materialize in the course of the application process for benefits. Another explanation, which an...Read more »
I'm sorry for your mom's ordeal. This is something that calls for a medical opinion. If a physician was asked to make such a determination, it's likely that they would want to know more about the medical history. You could reach out to med mal attorneys. If a law firm felt there was...Read more »
The manager and the owner are not allowing anyone to use their restroom even though it works due to the fact they are tired of paying septic fees. I used it the last 3 days even though they have not in service signs and I have asked before to use the restroom and they said no sorry but when I... Read more »
My father told me of both situations I discussed my being mad about not getting notified yet again. Called this morning and my father had been moved to a different part of hospital and wasn't informed that either
I'm sorry for your ordeal. If you reach out to attorneys to discuss this in greater detail, a primary question that will arise is whether your father was injured. I hope your father did not sustain injury, but how an attorney proceeds with such a matter could hinge largely on that. Good luck...Read more »
It would depend on what was said and what the harm was. If it involved medical instructions that resulted in physical harm in the form of injury or illness, it could possibly give rise to damages. Good luck
I'm an age 72 disabled senior who has lived in my rent-stabilized apartment In NYC for over 30 years. Before Covid, I rented my second bedroom to college students from Japan to defray my monthly expenses. I have built up rent arrears this year because I've not been able to rent to foreign... Read more »
The landlord appears to have no basis to ask you how long your new housemate may be staying with you. In NYC you are entitled to have a roommate even without your landlord's permission. Although the landlord may have inquired because of the Covid-19 crisis, it is perhaps even more likely you...Read more »
The husband had a stroke and is on disability. He wants to put his house, co-owned with wife , in an irrevocable trust for his children. He is then going to receive Medicaid to pay for his maintenance in an assisted living institution. Is the house protected from the liens or other governmental... Read more »
Yes. However, the law is scheduled to change shortly. Right now there is no look back period for Medicaid involving assisted living. After October 1, 2020 there will be a look back period. The transfer needs to be done quickly and properly.
I was just release the hospital do not have all the equipment to test and see what is going on I ended up back into the er and ask to transfer me to a different hospital base on that factor. The er doctor agree there something more wrong with me. And that they did not have to equipment to help me.... Read more »
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, commonly known as EMTALA requires anyone coming to an emergency room to be treated regardless of ability to pay. EMTALA requires the hospital to treat and stabilize you. If the patient has been stabilized the hospital is permitted to discharge the...Read more »
My mom started with a new physical therapy practice back in Aug 0f 2019. She has medicare and blue cross blue shield. They said they accepted her insurance and proceeded to make copies of her insurance cards. At each visit, they never asked her for a co-payment. She recently called the... Read more »
Unfortunately, all medical offices will collect all co-payments where due. But most do not like to present patients with surprise bills. She could ask them if they would consider installment payments or some sort of deferment plan to reduce the financial shock. It looks like your mom in good faith...Read more »
My bathroom ceiling is dripping meriatic acid due to an upstairs neighbor pouring it down the drains. The entire apartment filled with smoke due to the chemical reaction when in contact with metal. What is the protocol for a situation like this? Is it the landlords responsibility to provide us with... Read more »
I work in a house with 3 individuals who reside there. I work overnight so they are sleeping in there rooms. Head nurse wants all staff to wear masks. Due to my religious believes I cannot wear one. What do I do?
I don't know. If I were a patient and you refused to wear a mask and I got sick there would probably be a big lawsuit. If you are not staying at least 6 feet away FROM EVERYONE except those you live with you are endangering other people's lives. Does your religion allow you to do that and...Read more »
I am a Civil Service Employee in NYS, which is a represented by a Union. The Chief Administrative officer has stated that once the Dept of Health Clears an employee to return to work after a COVID-19 Infection, that the employee must wear a mask for 7 additional days. The act of being forced to... Read more »
At this point, everything appears to be in a state of flux, with many facilities awaiting developments from Albany or Washington, DC. One option is to contact hospital social workers, who in many facilities are ordinarily involved in patient discharges, to ask if they are able to assist. Good luck...Read more »
The court found that the Department of Health did not follow proper procedure in changing the way FIs are paid for services provided under CDPAP. Because they didn’t, the change was voided and they had to go back to the reimbursement method prior to 7/1/19.
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