Virginia Health Care Law Questions & Answers

Q: I was injured at work last year had two surgery since an keep getting messed up with my payments

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
You seem to have a complicated situation. You would best be served by retaining an experienced workers compensation lawyer to assist you. I have over 35 years experience. I will be out of my office until Friday.

Q: Hello, If I were to have my criminal record expunged, would I be able to obtain a massage therapy license in Virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
If you were found guilty that's not technically eligible for an expungement in Virginia.

Q: My case involves a home health care provider that refused to enter into an agreement with me days after i moved in.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You should call the Office of Legal Aid for civil matters and ask if they can help you. Sorry that I do not handle this type of case.

Q: can I notorize the original birth certificate requested instead of sending the original birth certificate

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 14, 2017
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I think you should ask the Institue

If they will accept a notarized affidavit that swears the copy is a true and accurate copy of the original. Attach the copy to the affidavit.

Q: Can you please let me know if its legal in Virginia for the Emergency Room EXAM rooms to have hidden cameras/audio?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Given the level of violence in ER's not likely it is a violation.

Q: I had my bank account garnished over a hospital bill now 2 months later my paycheck garnished over same hospital

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 1, 2017
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You have the right to file a homestead deed or you can file bankruptcy. You should consult a local attorney.

Q: Are there legal remedies against medical facility with breech of records and neglige

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 17, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally no. If you can show there was in fact some definite use of the information by someone for identity theft you may have a claim.

Q: Hello, Is there any legal remedy to sue a hospital for medical records breach that was cover up by employee ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 17, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally there are not damage cases you can bring for a HIPAA violation.Contact a local attorney to be sure.

Q: if cigna ins. denies MRI request reston spine and pain can i go legally after them. i have no use of rt wrist

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
You need to make sure the doctor has specified why it is needed; that they have stated what their reasons are. Contact the state insurance commission and the Attorney General's office of consumer affairs.Also contact a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn who handles "insurance bad faith" calims--they give free contacts.

Q: I need to know if it is legal for a doctor or medical facility to dismiss a patient from their service( see additional)

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 5, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Yoiu can't make a doctor take you on. You can look at your medical records. Assuming they are kept electronically you can ask for a disc with the records --this saves you a lot of costs. Then take disc to staples & have them print it off.

Q: I was rushed to hospital for extreme flank pain while pregnant. I was later sent home with no real explanation.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 19, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
On the failure to diagnose possibly. On tudeness, no.

Contact a member of the Virginia Trial Laweyrs Assn--they give free consults.

Q: Need help fighting my health insurance. Is there a lawyer that can help me ?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 29, 2016
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
There may be legal action that you can take, but there will be a cost for attorney fees, filing fees, and experts. An attorney will have to study the policy to make sure.

Q: I fell out of a hospital bed, due to the nurse not putting the railing up. Do I need a negligence lawyer ?

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
This is a general q&a tool. To locate a lawyer, you can use the find a lawyer tool on this site.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...

Q: Were can i find information on va medical weed laws

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 9, 2010
Paul Overhauser's answer
Virginia does not allow the medicinal use of marijuana. You can find more information here: http://www.mpp.org/states/virginia/

Paul Overhauser

www.overhauser.com

317-891-1500

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.