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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: I was wondering if this scenario is a case for any kind of a healthcare law lawsuit.

In October 2023 I saw a pain specialist in Kentucky once and they informed me that a previous pain management specialist administered a Caudal shot injection incorrectly. I spoke to lawyers for advice on how to proceed in this situation and told the new pain management specialist about this in the... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2024

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Before involving attorneys, you could first look into what the difficulty in obtaining the records is being caused by. Such records portals are sometimes administered by third-party vendors that handle millions of... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: I was wondering if a pain management office is acting illegally/did an illegal action.

I was discharged as a patient from a pain management office after them telling me that a previous pain management specialist I saw administered a steroid shot wrong and I told them in the portal that I spoke to lawyers for advice but no lawsuit/case was created. It was maybe 1-2 months after I was... View More

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Kentucky, your situation raises questions about patient rights and medical records access. If you were discharged from a pain management office and subsequently lost access to your patient portal, it's important to understand your rights regarding medical records.

Under the Health...
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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: I was wondering if a pain management office is acting illegally/did an illegal action.

I was discharged as a patient from a pain management office after them telling me that a previous pain management specialist I saw administered a steroid shot wrong and I told them in the portal that I spoke to lawyers for advice but no lawsuit/case was created. It was maybe 1-2 months after I was... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2023

You have the right to see your records. Contact the office and find out why there's a glitch in accessing your records through the portal. If it's not in their control, ask them for a contact in the medical records vendor if there is one - some offices outsource their medical records... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: My doctor cut me off of my xaxax's after being on them for 20 years.What can I do?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 22, 2023

You cannot force a doctor to continue to prescribe you a controlled substance. Xanax has a number of well-documented side effects including low blood pressure, abnormal liver function, weight gain, lethargy, and, in cases of addiction and overuse, coma or death.

You should ask your doctor...
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Q: i have been in the hospital and they have talked about me. spreading gossip around being verbally abusive.

i need to know what this violates & what actions should i take.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 21, 2023

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. If the talk involved confidential medical information, it's possible it could involve HIPAA laws, which govern the privacy of personal medical information. If it's only "gossip" type talk... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: As a KY nurse, can my current hospital "hold" me to prevent me from changing jobs?

As a nurse in KY, I have accepted a new job.my current employer is threatening to "hold" me in my current job for 90 days to prevent me from leaving/accepting the new job. Is this legal?

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Oct 26, 2022

While your employer can't force you to remain in your current role, there may be legal ramifications if you decide to leave early. For example, if you signed a contract stating you'd remain in the role for a certain amount of time and then leave before that time is up, your employer may... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: if my flordia barber was actually autistic and decided to give me the worst haircut ever can i sue
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 21, 2024

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Law firms might be reluctant to handle such a case because the damages are likely to be temporary in nature. You could reach out to law firms to discuss - they might see things differently. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: How would I get my money back from the Eugene Cisco scheme I was a client at one of is Suboxone clinics
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answered on Oct 27, 2023

If you've been a victim of a financial scheme or fraud, especially in a healthcare-related situation such as a Suboxone clinic, you might have legal options available to seek reimbursement. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: Custody/guardianship

If a relative has been taking your kids to the doctor in place of you but they never needed a note bc they once had temp custody, but I got custody back. They still do that though. Is that allowed? Can they take claim to guardianship? Obviously a care giver of sorts but all of her info is in their... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 16, 2023

No. Take a copy of your custody papers to the dr and explain that the relative doesn’t have possession or custody anymore.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Kentucky on
Q: Son is being hospitalized due to dental office "waiting" on insurance, they had received the information electronically.

I had taken him to a pediatric dentist, we have insurance. They needed to submit the claim to figure out cost, I have called and they told me they would call when they receive the information from the insurance company. This went on for awhile. We are currently sitting in Children's Hospital... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 27, 2023

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: In Kentucky, if a patient decides to leave AMA (against medical advice) does law enforcement need to be notified?

If that patient has an IV catheter in place when they leave the hospital, does local law enforcement need to be notified?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Not necessarily. Depends on whether they are a danger to themselves r others.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: What rights does the school have to call my child’s doctor to ask information about appointments, missed appointments

My child is on home hospital due to him being sick a lot. I found out that the school called my sons doctor questioning the home health reason and asked when his appointment was and the doctor openly told them that we decided that it may be beneficial for my son to see a therapist the doctor openly... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 26, 2023

None whatsoever. Absolutely none.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: Health insurance for a future stepchild.

I get married next month right after my wife's child turns 18; there is no agreement with the father for any support. My fiancee was primary because her birthday fell first. My fiancee no longer has health insurance as she is part-time and taking classes so she will join my health insurance... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 7, 2022

Your wife will have to file a motion for his contribution in her divorce/custody/child support action.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Kentucky on
Q: Looking for lawyer against KY nursing board

I’m wondering who my options are for a lawyer would be in the Glasgow/Bowling Green area and specifically deals with nursing/malpractice or the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

Try David Cole or Alan Simpson in Bowling Green.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: mother of baby still in hospital. ready to be released but because of hospital rules.not to me.

wont release her to me hospital standards I failed.and grandmother failed but they wont listen to what took place.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 30, 2022

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: Pain and suffering from a covid test at the hospital

Went to the local hospital to get check for check pain they wanted to covid test me so they did but after doing so and having negative results the nurse went to far up my nasal cavity and damage something up there been having a headache for over a week and half and won't go away

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2022

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could contact med mal attorneys to discuss, but if the nature of injury is transient and does not present significant damage, law firms could be reluctant to consider such a case due to the cost of med mal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: how can an individual sell a home to a relative for 1$ and how much will this affect Medicaid?

the seller is currently in an assisted living facility the goal is to save the home which the adult childeren live.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 4, 2021

It can see for $1 because the $1 qualifies as valuable consideration. Much more info is needed to determine what effect, if any, it will have on Medicaid.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: My almost 5 year old has tongue tie which has caused plenty of speech problems and 2 years of a iep and more

She was in and out of the hospital from birth to 6 months the doctors said she was not gaining weight even thoe she was fed every 2 hours. I had the doctors cause so many problems to the point that cps was called everything was unfounded but it's still the point of everything that has happened... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 8, 2021

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. There wasn't a question included in your post, but it seems fairly clear that you're wondering about your legal rights relating to your infant's medical care. One option here would be to reach out to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: hopkinsville ky. is it against the law to withhold medication that was prescribed to your kid under 18 for mental illnes

mental illnesses like depression,anxiety, and insomnia. is it legal to not allow a kid under 18 to take their meds even when the were prescribed to then because of these illnesses.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 24, 2021

Yes. It could also. R the basis of a dependency, neglect snd abuse civil case.

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