Daniel John Christensen's answer I am sorry to hear about what you have gone through. A lot of my advice would depend on whether your employer subscribes to worker's compensation insurance. Please contact our office for a free consultation and we can give you the advice you need. 512-888-9999. We look forward to speaking to you.
Allen C. Ladd's answer OK, if your parents became US citizens -- or either one of them did -- before you turned 18, you acquired US citizenship automatically. You need to file Form N-600 to get a Certificate of Citizenship. Check the instructions for the fee-waiver document, Form I-912, to see if you can get the filing fee waived. These forms, and their instructions, are available at a helpful USCIS website, www.uscis.gov/forms. Good luck, friend.
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer If your father has legal capacity to contract, he has legal capacity to select his own caregiver. On the other hand, you have a right to decide who comes in your home. It sounds as though the company has not discovered a difficulty. What evidence of exploitation do you have? Do you think that it would stand up in court? Think about this and see what the doctor says. Maybe you could alternate this person with some others and find someone else whom your father likes.
Ryan P. Morrison's answer My expertise is in the False Claims Act, but as I understand it, the Health Care Fraud Act is a criminal statute, calling for criminal fines and/or prison sentences for certain conduct that defrauds government health care programs. Think about it this way: the Health Care Fraud Act is when the government is acting like the police, or like a regulator -- there just happens to be specific penalties when you commit crimes against health care programs.
Roy Lee Warren's answer In my experience they can turn themselves in to the hospital but unless the court places a hold on them they will not get credit for the time they serve. I think you would be better off hiring a lawyer to work that deal out beforehand. Good luck to you.
S. Michael Graham's answer Mental trauma injury is not covered by workers' compensation unless it involved a one time event resulting in the trauma. If you have issues with your supervisor who is discriminating against you because you have an injury, you will need to consult with a labor and employment law attorney. Good Luck.
Roy Lee Warren's answer If they have wc you are limited to filing a claim for wc. Heart attacks (HA) are difficult to prove so I suggest hiring the best WC lawyer you can find. They handle cases on a contingency fee basis so if the lawyer does not win, you owe nothing. HA require proof from a medical provider that will say basically your HA was NOT due to the natural progression of a disease that would occurred when it did, but occurred because of your job. Good luck.
S. Michael Graham's answer Your employer probably pays group health premiums on your behalf and you also pay a portion. The same is probably true with your life insurance. If you aren't working, then they will not continue to make payments on your behalf until you return. They will and can legally cancel your private health. You can continue to make the payments on your own if you want to keep the health insurance under COBRA which lasts for 18 months. After that period runs out, you will be on your own. This will not...
S. Michael Graham's answer I'm assuming you are referring to your private healthcare coverage and not your workers' compensation. Your employer is not legally required to provide you with any healthcare coverage. Essentially, this is a fringe benefit. For example, your employer could say we will provide you with a new vehicle and you can use it all you want but you will have to make 1/2 the payments. This would be perfectly legal. This is how healthcare plans work as well. If you aren't currently working, then they will...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Not necessarily--and if it is there aren't many remedies. Unless you have reason to believe someone read it it would be hard to prove any privacy case, but why not speak with a local attorney to see what they suggest.
Peter N. Munsing's answer A pap smear wouldn't make you miscarry unless something bizarre happened. Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers for a free consult, but note that because miscarriages happen for hundreds of reasons and for reasons medicine can't explain, any miscarriage case is difficult.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on what the fallout is. You may be able to get some of the bills off. But to find out contact a member ot the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn that handles medical carelessness cases--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer learn to give answers--they have to know your name, details, otherwise they get screwed. That doesn't mean they can't have an attitude, but you can't assume that they have to treat you first, ask questions later. They need a medical history. They can't start "treating pain" without background.
You have no case to sue them for that I can see. At best you can make a complaint to the hospital authorities & the JCAH.
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