I’ve been seeing a doctor for at least 12 years due to back, neck, hips, knee pain. I’ve had major back surgery in 2009....rod plus screws. I’ve had my thumb fused. This doctor put me on 3 neurontin a day when I first saw him, and 4 Vicodin’s a day also. Eventually the neurontin went up to... Read more »
I worked for a logistics company which I wrote off more money then I made which I made a nice living. So In the governments eyes I made absolutely nothing is it legal to receive food stamps and Medicare even though I make more then the average?
Medical records are not public and therefore cannot be sealed. There are HIPAA protections in place to avoid unauthorized disclosures. Also, it sounds like they are accurate: he was there because he expressed a suicidal thought. He may not have been serious, and it may not be the most suicidal...Read more »
My mother has munchausens and munchausen by proxy, and because shes incredibly manipulative, my grandmother (whom she lives with) refuses to force her to get help, or see that she needs it. Two of my other siblings still live at home, (one was damaged so much by the unnecessary medication that he's... Read more »
If they don't have coverage now because of your family income, apply for state coverage now. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a family law attorney to discuss this and other issues related to the dissolution and advise you.
I'm his roommate/ best friend and I can't see him because they say the only person can see him his power of attorney. That could take time for his brother to fly up. I should at least be allowed on his bedside. They also put the cops that shot him on leave because they stories didn't add up. Is... Read more »
Ohio Law is not crystal clear on this. On the one hand, the Estate Recovery statute claims a very broad right to any asset held by the Medicaid recipient at death. On the other hand, the Ohio statute regarding life insurance says that it is usually protected from creditors, as long as a beneficiary...Read more »
Depending on the reason your medical information was released, it could be a HIPAA violation. Find out what was released and to whom. If not proper, then you would need to consult a local attorney to review all the facts and determine if you have any claims. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.
Don't know if your state has a medical ombudsman. You can file a complaint with the state medical board to get your licenses. Assuming you have a personal physician, ask her or him if they can get some feedback. But a doctor can't be compelled to treat someone.
I am currently POA for his medical decisions but he has other problems that need to be addressed and I need to be able to make those decisions. He needs psychiatric help and drug treatment and is a danger to himself.
A person can apply to the OH Probate Court in the county in which he lives to be his guardian. There are two kinds - guardian of his person to make medical decisions, and guardian of his estate to make financial decisions. A person can be both, but the guardian must live in OH. A POA agent does...Read more »
This response is general in nature and you should seek the counsel and advice of an experienced Ohio lawyer to review all the aspects of your case. Do not rely on this answer as it is based on limited information.
Ohio's Political Subdivision Tort Liability Act creates a significant hurdle...Read more »
I was refused pain medication after being transported to the hospital by ems for passing out from severe pain. The nurse was very rude and no one gave me a proper exam. I told them I was dizzy multiple times but the nurse made me stand up, she didn't lock the bed so when I passed out again my... Read more »
If he died six years ago, no. There are statutes of limitations for wrongful death & malpractice, and they expiered long ago. For your peace of mind consult an attorney who gives free consults, but I don't see a liklihood of success.
I am an adult male victim of sex misconduct at the hands of my former PCP. Last yr his license was suspended for 6 months followed by 2 yrs of probation. Thru therapy I know know I did nothing wrong and was the victim of a sex crime several times over. The dr lied to the med brd on at least 10... Read more »
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