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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I'm being accused of Flipping a child, there is footage of the event and this is the investigator's opinion need Help

The investigator told me "It looks like you fliped Him?" did you flip him I replied no! I was given the option to Resign or get Terminated by 8:00 am November 12, 2021 Also she asked if I had CPI training "Crisis Prevention Institute" I've worked for the Grand Prairie... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 19, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You're asking for a professional to review the video. There are investigators and safety/security experts out there who could probably do that. Although the matter appears to involve a number of areas, an employment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: is it legal for my employer to ask if i've been vaccinated? We have to take a "mandatory" survey

i don't think i should be forced to voluntarily provide medical information

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Nov 10, 2021

Yes, nothing prohibits your employer from asking whether you are vaccinated.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can you sue for denying access to health care if laws enable unvaccinated people to overwhelm hospitals?

Just a thought experiment, but needed to be asked. Understandably, it would be difficult for a private citizen to file suit against the hordes of unvaxed choking the health care system, much like the novel SB8's workaround. While I understand the concept of sovereign immunity, I still... Read more »

Leroy Scott
Leroy Scott answered on Oct 2, 2021

It’s all a big giant scary mess. I cringe every time I see political leaders on TV saying parents, the vast majority of which are not virologists and probably do not even own microscopes, should decide whether vaccines are in the best interest of their children. What if parents decide they should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Using 3 1/2 years, but not everyday. use other shampoo/conditioner but since Retirement. I have notice hair lost.

I had notice that I was loosing my hair a lot, before I retired. Am I able to be part of the lawsuit?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 20, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to the law firm(s) involved in such suit(s) - it appears you did some research and determined a current suit is pending. Keep in mind that if the matter involves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can a physicians services company still bill months after hospital charitably written off services and "closed account"?

I received a bill recently for services that had happened close to nine months ago. I had been approved for financial assistance for those services from the hospital and received a letter saying that "my account [was] closed" around six months before receiving this new bill. Can someone... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 30, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. More details could be helpful here. But as a general matter, a patient could be billed by more than one entity for services received in a hospital. A hospital could have its primary billing and collections office, but in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Your legal Rights have been taken away by state and Federal laws paid for by large corporations?

I went to Ask for Help with a Legal Firm about A Case regarding My Health and Access to my Personal Medical Records!

I explain my case to the Lawyer assistant and a couple days later I Got a Letter Citating this on The Information!

"You have a Case and is known as statues of... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 28, 2021

The statute of limitations is a deadline to start a case or forever lose the right to start. It makes it so someone can't bring a case against you for something that happened a long time ago. You can get a general idea about by reading the Wikipedia page but for specifics, you'll need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Can a 16 year old minor be prescribed medication with only one parent knowledge and consent in Tennessee?

My wife scheduled mental health counseling for our 16 year old son. Prescription medications SERTRALINE

and FAMOTIDINE were prescribed. I am the father. And was not aware or approved of prescription medications. Can a minor in Tennessee be prescribed these drugs without both parents consent?

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka answered on Mar 24, 2021

Hello, thanks for your question!

I am not a doctor and am not sure what those prescriptions are for, but since you're both married and this is your son, you both are free to make medical choices regarding your son, either jointly or separately.

I would suggest that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Dental xrays taken by illegal tech in texas

Charging for dental xrays done by non certified tech in texas

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 15, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. This could be more of a consumer law/health law matter than a personal injury or med mal matter - unless you were injured as a result of the procedures. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: What kind of attorney is best to get my elderly mom proper representation to sue hospitals for the death of father?

My mom has documented and proven facts of wrong doings to support claims that caused my fathers untimely death

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. You could reach out to med mal-wrongful death attorneys. A law firm that handles one of those categories would likely handle the other in most cases. Since your mom is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Q: If father's POA isn't responding to healthcare providers how can I get it revoked?

My father, who has previously been diagnosed with dementia/alzheimers, is recovering from covid and is having complications. He seems to be having stroke or heart attack symptoms after testing negative and the nursing home he is in isn't fully equipped to handle his recovery in my opinion. The... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 12, 2021

The only way you can obtain power of attorney to act for your father is if he is capable of giving it, and does so. A guardianship requires court action, after proof that your father is unable to make his own decisions. (BTW, "Power of Attorney" refers to the document, not the person,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: My dad is showing signs of dementia and my mom is in denial

Mom says that dad sundowns and is becoming aggressive by being verbally abusive towards her. My mom depends on a walker to get around, she insists she is fine and can take care of him. I feel they need a live in nurse or be put in a home. My mom won’t hear of it. Will I be held liable if... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Oct 28, 2020

While you may not be financially liable, you may find it hard to live with the consequences. At some point your father may lack legal capacity to decide where he lives (among other things). If a physician completes a Physician's Certificate of Medical Examination showing that he lacks total... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Can you take a Hospital to court for not upholding their Financial Assistance Policy?

I have a medical bill with Methodist Health System who is a Tax Exempt health entity. They have a financial assistance policy in place that has in section 4.2 of the policy for medically indigent circumstances. The wording states "Medically Indigent" means a patient with medical or... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. To answer meaningfully, an attorney would probably need to see the policy and related communications. Additionally. it's possible there could be forum selection clauses that govern resolution of disputes, whether... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: If a defendant is found guilty of menacing-intimidation only what would be the Judges ruling?

The defendant was having a paranoid schizophrenic bipolar episode. He is on medication and doctors care and attending Alta Pointe. However due to the pandemic they were not meeting with him in person due to this pandemic. His fears are real to him.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Oct 15, 2020

Please clarify the question. A defendant being found guilty of anything implies that either that he entered a plea of guilty or no contest or that the prosecuion proved every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Most, but not all, offenses require some sort of "culpable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: My imaging center is asking people to wait in their car. Do they have a right to ask me to wait in my car?

I have to have a mammogram and the imaging center is asking people to wait in their car to be called to come inside. I feel that is ridiculous and Texas Health has that policy. If I can't get them to stop that practice I will have to change my whole health care provider. Can I sue them over... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 23, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Many facilities are taking similar measures in these difficult times. They may not be explicitly telling people to wait in their cars, but they take in only limited numbers of the public into doctor waiting rooms, post... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Animal / Dog Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: under what circumstance can my 15 cats be taken from me?
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi answered on May 30, 2020

You need to give some more background information. Your question is too broad to give a good answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Do I have any recourse on either of these?

I was hurt late last summer as I fell/thrown off the side of a goose neck trailer. I was taken to a Concentra for a drug test not for my injury. I never went to the doctor thinking I was just bruised and also having no insurance. I also never said that my back was still hurting because of the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 12, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be treated as a personal injury case because it looks like it took place in the course of employment. In terms of no insurance, if there was workers' comp if effect, that might have covered medical expenses. A WC attorney could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: I have a couple questions

1. I live with my boyfriend who has 2 adult daughters they do not live at home. The other night after being told not to come over they both barged in the house to come over “talk” to me . Haha they come to stir up problems. I told them to leave I wasn’t talking to them I went to bedroom shut... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 8, 2020

This question is marked as both Georgia and Texas. The exact rules that apply will depend on the location of the house. If the house is in Texas, you can't legally exclude them from the house if they are invited by their father... but you could leave him and move somewhere on your own... and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can I bring legal action against a doctor that has not responded to seven requests for a prescription refill?

When I contacted the office her assistant told me the doctor has told her to "ignore" all requests for a refill from pharmacies. I have sent two texts and called twice. I am out of my meds at this point, all for hard to treat depression. I have been trying to get refills for two weeks.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 26, 2020

This is a question best handled by a Texas attorney, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm sorry for your difficult situation. If the doctor is refusing to refill based on a medical reasoning in support of your best interests, that could provide them with justification. If they do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Im pregnant & have a daughter, we are both citizens. My husband is an immigrant.Will applying for medicaid affect my hub
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 31, 2020

It will as far as you being the financial sponsor. You must show sufficient income to act as his sponsor, and if you cant meet that minimum, then you will need to find someone else who can act as the joint financial sponsor.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: If I cure every disease possible and I can prove it and I need help distributing it

I have more information if your interested

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 14, 2020

You haven't asked a question. If you are able to cure every disease then you should get a patent as soon as possible.

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