Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq's answer If you have concerns about the sudden changes, try seeing another pain management specialist for a second opinion. However, it certainly is a new trend to decrease the use of pain medications.
Matthew Williams' answer 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 thought possible, but he said he felt like dying and the friend apparently didn’t believe it was casual.
Joseph Jaap's answer 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.
Moshe Toron Esq's answer 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 is named and the beneficiary is not "the Estate" of the deceased. It has been my experience that the Ohio Attorney General for Medicaid is not attempting to collect on life insurance, as long as...
Joseph Jaap's answer 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.
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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.
Joseph Jaap's answer 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 not have to live in OH. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an OH attorney in the country where he lives.
Joseph W. Stadnicar Esq's answer 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 in such cases. Typically, such first responders will be immune from traditional negligence based liability. If the Narcan was wrongfully administered, and it was the proximate cause of your...
Peter N. Munsing's answer 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.
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