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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a lawsuit be filed against a hospital?

Recently upon checking my credit report, I noticed a medical bill listed. However, I have never been admitted to that hospital nor did I live in that state. Therefore, someone(I have an idea who) used my name, date of birth and social security number. Can a lawsuit be filed against the hospital?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2019

A Louisiana attorney could advise best on this, but your question remains open for two weeks, and it's advisable to take timely measures with this. Before moving forward with formal legal action against the hospital, you could contact their billing and collection department and ask them how the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get my mom into a nursing home. I'm not her power if attorney. She is being neglected I have video proof.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 27, 2019

A family law attorney can file an interdiction on your behalf.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex who moved to another state has informed our children's therapist he doesn't want them treated. can she treat?

The children have an established relationship with her for the past year. She has been very open with him regarding their treatment and has documentation of hours of phone conversations with him.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 19, 2019

Either parent has full authority to authorize treatment for the children, absent a judgment to the contrary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My husband recently passed away from going into anafalatic shock none of the first responders had an epipen

Fire department attired first the police then ems. With the epipen he would still be with us

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

I suggest you consult a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Assn in the Parrish where it happened. They give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son is 16 will he lose his Medicaid if I drop the child support case.
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 12, 2018

I'm not sure of your question. Your statement is probably true.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my commander make me cancel a medical appointment for field training?

I just recently got back from a deployment, during my PDHA I asked to make an appointment for severe back pain and shoulder pain. I received no call for a few weeks after being back so I went in to the aid station to make one. I was told again, that the PA would call me, which he didn’t. Just... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 10, 2018

Because your question deals with the military, I would suggest you speak with someone in the JAG office.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Has my minor childs Hippa Rights been breached or violated ?,

A woman that I know who's child does not get along with my children works at the pharmacy where my child's lice medication was called into. She is a Tech and assited in getting my child's medication ready for pickup. About an hour after picking up her prescription I received a text message from the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 1, 2017

Unlikely under the facts but even if they were it's problematic legally as there is no remedy for the person in the Privacy Act!

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: a dentist at a dental school shared my medical information with a co worker I lost my job , what attorney ??

I was at UCLA dental clinic the dentist was discussing my health history in front of patients , students and family members of patients , so I filed a HIPAA compliant with UCLA before I left the dental school , by time I drove back to my office another dentist called a co -worker to discuss the... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Mar 3, 2017

I am licensed only in Louisiana, but under Louisiana law, this would fall within the realm of malpractice. I would suggest you start by contacting an attorney that handles medical malpractice matters. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: My step son that I have raised since he was 9 years old. Now 30 years old is in a medically induced coma.

Can I fight for medical power of attorney? His sister that never have anything to do with him are not allowing me to see him in ICU. Both his real parents are deceased. I am his only living parent figure and have been taking care of him for over a year now because his blood relatives will not help... Read more »

Robert Martin Louque Jr
Robert Martin Louque Jr answered on Sep 4, 2016

I am very sorry for your step son's situation. Unfortunately, it is too late to consider a "medical power of attorney." A medical power of attorney is something you set up to deal with this situation before it happens. Given your step sons age, I am assuming this was not anticipated and he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Is it required by law for an HIV positive person to disclose their status when giving massages to the general public?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 23, 2016

As it normally wouldn't be likely to result in transmission I don't think so--why not contact the board in Louisiana who licenses masseurs or whatever this person was.

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