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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I sue a hospital for giving me pitocin during birth without my knowledge?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney in your state, it's possible there could be a broad range of authority granted to the hospital and its associated medical providers in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My previous primary Dr never informed me about two major health issues three years ago. However, the information was in

my online health account which I didn't read. Nothing was mentioned by her about these issues at a follow up visit after a surgery for something else either. Should she have discussed this with me, or was it my responsibility to read my health account, and contact her?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 6, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. She should have discussed the issues with you, and at the same time, you should have read your records as well if you had access to the information in the health account. Naturally, it also depends on the criticality... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Wisconsin on
Q: I'm being billed for two health insurance premiums for the same month coverage. They claim i didn't call to cancel 1.

It's with the same company and it clearly shows the have me enrolled in two plans. One should have stopped when the other started and they are saying it's my fault for not cancelling the first plan when the second started. No claims have been made on either plan. TO me this seems... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney would be able to advise best on this, as insurance practices are governed by state laws. But your post remains open for four weeks. You raise a valid point. However, pushing that issue in court could be costly in terms of time and resources. One option might be to try to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I was wrongful terminated on 6/27/19I've work in the same place 8yrs is it to late to look into doing something about it

Never had any issues or disciplinary actions. One week before I was told how amazing I am for creating job for the handicap then next week I get fired for creating a hostel work environment I'm still completely crushed

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jan 14, 2020

The statute of limitations to bring an action depends on the legal claim. You should first consult a Wisconsin employment attorney about your situation to determine whether you have a legal claim. If you do, your attorney can help you determine how much time you have left to bring a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Wisconsin on
Q: What are some questions when meeting with the hospital after a wrongful death?

So my daughter had passed away due to the hospital being wrong about her size she was over 11lbs and they didn't do a c-section if they had she wouldnt have got stuck and would still be here. They stated over and over just in case they have the room preped for a c-section and didn't. We... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 11, 2018

Listen, don't say much except "we're processing."

Take notes.Ask for records if they talk about what happened.

Contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice who handles medical cases--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: If electronic health care record errors caused me severe permanent injuries and monetary damages what do I do?

The electronic health record caused me over 7 figures in economic damages and permanent injuries as the miscoding and missing information caused me damages in a personal injury suit as the errors represented a chronic history that did not exist except in the epic lucy records which were used by... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 19, 2017

Unlikely, but speak to whoever was representing you in the malpractice case.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My son (age 17) was committed to a mental health against our will, am I responsible for these bills?

We did not agree to have him committed and I told the officer my insurance does not cover mental health, but they took him anyway, now we have $4500 in bills for a two day stay. We did not sign any permission slips of any kind.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 23, 2016

It's an emergency hospitalization and most insurance would cover that even if labeled mental health. If it doesn't it may violate the ACA. Make sure hospital submits. If son is diabled due to MH he may be eligible for Medical Assistance.

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