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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: Is it possible for me to fix my mothers immigration status?I am now 21 and I was born in the United States.

My mother crossed the border illegally twice and was never detained nor does she have a bad record with the police. She has a son who has a arginase deficiency.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2017

More information is needed. Did anyone petitioner her by January 14, 1998? Was she physically present in December of 2000 and petitioned by April 30, 2001? Which dates did she enter without inspection? Does she want to consider other forms of immigration relief, such as cancellation of removal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Was given expired medsfrom a pharmacy. Injected meds for 1 wk. Caused panic attack The company wants to compensate

The company asked me what do I feel would be a good amount of compensation for this. As of now nothing medically is wrong but I did have a panic attack and was hospitalized for 24 hours do to me panicking about taking expired medication.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 15, 2017

Contact a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults. You want to include the cost to your insurance or you of the treatment you received as they have a "right of subrogation."

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: Can a Dr. order a laboratory test based on information that a CNA or MA gathered? Doctor never even saw patient

Lab test was to check for flu when clearly it was not the flu. Lab test came back negative for flu and cost patient $351 out of pocket.

Robert D. Kreisman
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Robert D. Kreisman
answered on Feb 16, 2017

The doctor's order may be acceptable medical practice given the report of the CNA and assistant. However, you shouldn't be reluctant about complaining to the hospital or doctor's office that the lab test order was unnecessary given your symptoms and question the the propriety of the bill.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Q: My mom passed away in a hospital and the day before, the hospital claimed she signed a DNR paper but I was her POA.

Wasn't I suppose to be informed? Can I sue for neglence if they felt like they did all they could do for my mother? I ordered a complete record of her file and the DNR paper is not there or my power of attorney papers not there neither. Do I have a case?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 28, 2016

Unless they did something wrong, not necessarily. Many people give a power of attorney to others "just in case." that doesn't mean that whoever deals with them has to ask the person holding the POA if the person who gave it is right in front of them and looks to be in an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: I was seeing a couple for couple counseling.They are getting divorced and husband wants me to testify for child custody.

He paid for services but they both attended. He is also acting as his own lawyer. This will be a subpoena to attend and provide information. Am I breaking confidentiality if I honor subpoena.

Burton A. Padove
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Burton A. Padove
answered on Jul 20, 2011

If they both were in attendence confidentiality would not apply.

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