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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Health Care Law for Nebraska on
Q: My ex sent me bills for our daughter and I paid them. She did not include discounts. Can I file fraud charges?

I was billed $3600 and told that financial assistance wasn’t available and that the total was including insurance discounts. After reaching out to the hospital it was determined the total was roughly $400 and she didn’t even make a single payment. Now she’s taking me to court for contempt... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jul 25, 2023

If you feel a crime has been committed, you could try filing a police report but it would be up to law enforcement/prosecutor whether the circumstances meet the criteria for the State to be willing to file criminal charges. Sometimes if they feel the matter may not meet the criteria and could be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Nebraska on
Q: Who has authority over dying father adopted eldest or biological
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 22, 2020

As long as the person is competent, they get to make their own decisions. If the person becomes incompetent, then the person set forth in their power of attorney would get to make legal decisions for them. If these documents aren't in place, then the person who wants to become the legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Nebraska on
Q: For the Hospital, ED or Outpatient protection ... is it wise to have patient sign the discharge instructions.

We are presently being steered away from this older practice and told that the typed in statement that "patient received discharged instructions and verbalizes understanding" is all that is necessary.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Are you the patient? Are you the hospital or medical provider?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Nebraska on
Q: I had back surgery Nov. 30, 2018. My insurance company denied a portion of the fees stating it was experimental.

I was preapproved for the surgery, but surgeon used different technique and device than what was preapproved. Do I have grounds to fight this charge ($8,956)?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Dec 9, 2019

There is often an administrative appeal procedure that you can make to your insurance company when a claim that you thought would be pre-approved and covered was denied. The hospital or facility also wants to get paid so they may be willing to assist with this appeal. Sometimes a good place to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nebraska on
Q: How do i file grievance on police officers? And doctors causing more pain and mental anguish& financial crisis.

Drug induced psychosis diagnosis polysubstance overdose

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 19, 2018

Unlikely to succeed as there was an OD, mental anguish is not favored by the courts in any state and is viewed hypertechnically, and "financial crisis" generally means they rocked your house of cards, it fell, but courts say unless they caused an injury that of itself took you out the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Nebraska on
Q: If a sentinel event occurs, is the hospital liable for long-term damages?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 19, 2016

Not sure what you mean by a "sentinel event"as it can mean many things.But it sounds like you mean an error that cause a damage, possibly longterm. Short answer is if it was due to carelessness, yes, but.....legislatures are very protective of the medical profession so medical... View More

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