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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a hospital knowing withhold information from a Patient if they do a test and find out that surgical equipment

Surgical equipment left in the body

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 22, 2019

They have an obligation to disclose that information; request a copy of your medical records. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Floors have holes and mold everywhere and bugs landlord won't fix and taken us to court over rent we have 5 kids

Big hole in kitchen where my 23month old twins fell in to floor

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 12, 2019

You didn't ask a question, but if you want to know what to do, the answer is to meet with an attorney knowledgeable with landlord tenant law. Most importantly, don't ignore the suit or a default judgment will likely be taken against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: i had a turp procedure and the hospital put the IPC bags on my legs but had no pump available. 10 days later a blood clt

they didn't do all they could to prevent the clots do i have a legal case

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 28, 2018

Without reviewing your medical records and gathering more facts, it would be hard for any attorney to form an opinion of the strength of your potential claim. Contact a local attorney who practices med-mal.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Health Care Law for Missouri on
Q: I owe $7000 in medical debt. We agreed to a 3 year payment, $208 a month. If I only pay them $10 a month, can they sue?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 3, 2018

Yes. If you breach your agreement they can sue and probably will.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: This is a case of breach of confidentiality between a counselor/therapist and patient.

This is a case of breach of confidentiality between a counselor/therapist and patient, where the breach has and will continue to affect the patient emotionally for not only as long as the patient lives at her current address, but forevermore due to the entire nature of the breach. There is solid... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Generally no, because there is no remedy for most breaches of confidentiality. Contact a member of the Mo. Assn for Justice as they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: can you sue hospital for not verifying POA and allowing someone other than POA 2 make medical decisions on my moms behal

my mom was admitted into hospital with pneumonia, a family member ( a cousin) not responsible for moms care sign a paper in the hospital that states that she was the one to contact in regards to making my moms medical decisions. This person had my mom listed as a no code -DNR . hospital added this... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 30, 2017

Depends on the outcome. Review the situation with a member of the Mo. Assn for Justice who handles medical issues--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: I have dropfoot & nerve pain in foot/leg since 6/'15, which wasn't fixed surgically, due to no wk/end staff doing MRI's

My surgery was delayed over the weekend, (MRI staffing is not on duty on weekends unless brought in on "emergencies"), and an additional delay of about 8 hours, because of being allowed a meal right before being told I would need to have surgery on my back right away to try to fix the problem.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

Contact a member of the Mo. Assn of Trial Attorneys who handles malpractice cases. They give free consults.

An issue would be what happened before--it's rare to develop immediate dropfoot. Much will also depend on what the ER records say. Separate from the lawsuit bus., make sure you have a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Can u sue a doctor for getting cellulitis after getting shots

Had. To go to hospital

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 8, 2016

No. First, very difficult to show it was from the way they gave the shot. Cellulitis can come from many events. You can get it after poison ivy, for instance. Second, malpractice cases extremely expensive and liklihood you'd get an award greater than cost very small. But as you had a worse than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Missouri on
Q: my wife is on disability social security but why does she have to wait 18 mths to get medicare ins
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2016

A weirdness in the law that no Congress has bothered to cure. If you think it stinks, join those advocating for a change.

http://www.medicarerights.org/pdf/two_year_waiting_period_fact_sheet.pdf In the meantime, she should be eligible for

medical assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Missouri on
Q: Does a mature minor (not 18) have a right to withhold medical info from a legal guardian in Missouri? Please cite.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 23, 2016

Depends on the age, whether the person is an emancipated minor. Bigger issue is how to handle it on a relational/person to person level. I'm assuming the guardian is appointed or a stepparent. Starting a war over information means you can win the war but the battlefield is a mess. I suggest you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Missouri on
Q: Can the LS Police Dept. override an affidavit signed and notorized for commitment for mental health treatment

My son tried to commit suicide in Pleasant Hill. The police chief brought in an ambulance and wanted him sent to Truman East. He was sent to LS Hospital. I signed an affidavit saying he was a danger to me and himself. It was notarized. When I left hospital at 9:00 they were waiting to hear... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 10, 2015

Yes, what you signed is just an affidavit, you have to do much more than that. Go see a local lawyer about getting him admitted to a mental health facility.

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