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My daughter went to hospital err was refused treatment

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My daughter went to hospital err was refused treatment unless three thousand dollar deposit,is on welfare. Went to another hospital was admitted to ICU ,was very sick. Can I sue the original hospital that turned her away? They are even billing her for three thousand for no treatment
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry to hear this.
It sounds like she has a valid claim for malpractice in addition to a claim under EMTALA, see
http://statelaws.findlaw.com/florida-law/hospital-liability-the-federal-emergency-medical-treatment-and-l.html which is a federal law that generally forbids an emergency room from refusing to at least evaluate any person who comes in seeking emergency medical care.
She can get a free consultation from some of the medical malpractice attorneys listed by location at
http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/medical-malpractice/Illinois
I would urge her to follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.

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