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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: My HIPPA was grossly violated by 2 clinics. One in Utah and one in Chicago.

I filed this with the Federal Government. My husband is a physician & I work in healthcare as well . Because of that, I am having a hard time finding an attorney that doesn’t do malpractice and HIPPA violations. Does anyone know who I can talk to about this? This is a very serious HIPPA... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 6, 2021

I'm not sure what you mean by your HIPAA being violated but the short answer to your question is that in their wisdom Congress in enacting HIPAA did not provide any remedy for a violation, other than potential injunctive or declaratory relief which means no money therefore no attorney would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: I found out the beginning of March that I was going to be unable to renew my lease for too many late payments during/no.

They want me to be moved out by the end of May it's not an addiction it's just a non-renewal do I have rights in anyting that can buy me more time or at least until June 30th. It's already extremely difficult to find a place and everything going on with the pandemic as it is. Also... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on May 20, 2021

Based on rights, you have a right to stay as long as contracted, and Landlord is has the right to do business with whomever he pleases. If he accepts payment for a new month, he must let you stay for that new month. Some landlords will change their plans if you give them an extra month's rent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Utah on
Q: I was in a severe rollover accident where a passenger in my car died and I had to be extricated. The EMS at the scene

did not assess me at all at the site of the crash despite having a obvious head injury, forced me to stand up immediately after being trapped upside down in the vehicle with major intrusion into the cab from the roof, used the backboard that they had with them to cover a barbed wire fence so that I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 27, 2020

A Utah attorney who is familiar with standard operating procedures and protocols followed by first responders in such situations could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. To make a meaningful assessment, an attorney would likely need to know the EMS crew's account of events.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: Does my step daughter have to change her name to receive health insurance benefits?
Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Oct 2, 2020

This sounds highly suspect. Husbands and wives with different last names can share an insurance policy. Parents often insure step children with different last names. Parents can insure their children who change their last name in marriage (assuming the other requirements are met). I know these do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Communications Law and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: Can I record a teleheatlth appointment?

Alright, might sound like a weird situation but here we go. I recorded a family therapy session on my phone. It only has the audio. I have epilepsy and part of that is memory problems. So, I recorded the session so I could make a transcript of the session to read over and understand better and... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Aug 2, 2020

This is an example of why you do not take legal advice from therapists. This is an extremely complex question and I would need more information to provide the best answer but based on what you have described, I would not be concerned. Even if the recording is technically illegal, which is not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Utah on
Q: my wife was injured under the care of state hospital what can i do?

My wife is has a civil commitment under the care of the Utah State Hospital has been assaulted three times by the same patient and now today i learned the on of the hospital staff has broken her ribs and they are doing nothing to treat her. What should i do to remove her from the situation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 13, 2019

I'm sorry for your heartbreaking situation. Your question remains open for four weeks and you don't need anyone to tell you to contact a Utah attorney to discuss this dire situation. I can't speak for public facilities in Utah, but please be aware that as a general rule in many... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: HIPAA law broken judge forcing me go to only office in town 4 treatment. Can this stand? Why have HIPAA if so?

2 different people have this happen and judge said not to bother him with this info... that an order to show cause will be placed if not up to participate with this treatment center

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Jun 5, 2017

I don't quite understand your question. Please give me some details a s what you have posted is not clear.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: How can I care for my sister?

My dad is an over the road driver and my sister wants to live with me rather than stay with his wife. Our parents are divorced and both parents are ok with this but neither live in the state. He is the custodial parent.I also don't have money for a layer due to just having a baby.

Clinton R. Brimhall
Clinton R. Brimhall answered on Aug 26, 2016

With your parents on board with this, I'm not sure I understand the difficulty you are facing.

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