Patient had a minor past suicide attempt over 2 years ago and seeked help. Since has made Major improvement and no issues since. Patient called suicide hotline due to depression and anxiety, and is now being held for 3 days and wishes to leave to seek therapy and feels they do not need inpatient... View More
In Rhode Island, mental health facilities have the authority to hold a patient for evaluation and treatment if they believe the patient poses a risk to themselves or others due to a mental health condition. This can occur even if the patient voluntarily sought help initially.
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If the lab and referring doctor responded to the error promptly, it's possible that could have averted actual damages occurring. A local attorney could advise more definitely with additional details - the...View More
The ER sent me home with an antibiotic, which the pharmacy would not fill because it would cause a severe. Reaction to my every day medication, I called my Doctor, left them 4/5 messages, I also informed the doctor through the portal what was going on. In the mean time the infection is getting... View More
The facts you relate have the earmarks of a valid legal malpractice that should be investigated. You should consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in your state. You can search for such attorneys on this website.
A Rhode Island attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal involving the joint failure. To make a meaningful assessment, an attorney would probably need to review your records with a medical professional - and possibly a biomedical engineer....View More
I was sick with flu like symptoms in late February. I came to believe that it was a possibility that I had the coronavirus. I got tested and it came back positive. When I was sick I went to the doctors at my college. They asked my symptoms and wrote me a note saying it was the flu without testing... View More
A Rhode Island attorney should advise you on this, but your post remains open for four weeks. In terms of the legal action you ask about, a fundamental issue will be the extent of damages/injury you suffered. Another issue that could arise here is the large number of resources out there that...View More
This isn't a legal question; it's a personal decision. If you believe the delay is an indicator of a poorly run office, it could be a sign for you to look elsewhere for a doctor. If you believe the practice is run by a good doctor that everyone in town lines up to see, and that the delay...View More
I paid the paid when they initially sent it to me. How can I get another bill over 2 years later? Is this legal? Is there a limit on how long they can bill someone? I thought it was all set a long time ago. I have "A" credit and have always paid my bills on time.
Your practice group will likely have attorneys retained to file the appropriate motions to ensure you comport with HIPPA regulations. If you do not have a practice group with counsel of record, consult with a local attorney who may assist you in filing the proper motions and following procedure of...View More
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