My husband was just contacted by our doctor's office
My husband was just contacted by our doctor's office informing him that the courier lost a vial of his blood which hasn't been recovered. He had to go back to have the blood re-drawn. Do we have any re-course for this?JA: In what state did the injury take place? And do you have medical records or other documentation?Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed? If so, what?Customer: The doctor's office gave us the information. We haven't filed anything yet. Not sure what to do?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We contacted the lab and were not willing to work with us at all.
I am asking this question for my son. In early Feb he was
Hello, I am asking this question for my son. In early Feb he was not feeling well and we needed to pick him up from work. During conversation with his employer we indicated that he had a doctors appointment in a couple of days and they asked for a work release from the doctor. There is not a problem with that request. He saw the doctor and was prescribed antibiotics for bronchitis. The doctor asked that he be out of work for a week and follow up. He followed up the next week and the doctor released him back to work but also wanted him to see a pulmonologist. He went to his employer to give them his return to work and mentioned he would now need the release from the pulmonologist. He complied and saw the pulmonologist and was diagnosed with asthma. The pulmonologist supplied him a return to work with no restrictions and he took it to his employer and the indicated that he would be put back on the schedule. As he was back to work his managers would tell him that he doesn't look so good. They called him in and told him that he now needs to get another work release and asking to sign an authorization to release his medical information. We are not going to sign that release since he has a right to protect his health information.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: My questions is since my son has already supplied to return to work from two different physicians can them require him to go back to the doctor for a third. This is putting a hardship on him financially. We are in NM.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that might be about it.
This question is about the potential for successfully suing
This question is about the potential for successfully suing a mental health adult residential group home program in MI. My son was referred to this program as follow up to his completion of spending two years in a residential treatment program. His therapist and case manager both worked for the organization that managed the group home. He was placed in a group home home with a person who was not taking his medication, was hallucinating, and threatening to kill himself, my son, and other people. When he asked for help from his therapist, the therapist acknowledged the client was not taking medication and explained that they were putting a plan in place to make sure he took his meds every Saturday but nothing was being put in place to assure he was taking them daily Sunday through Friday. My son complained to his case manager, she told him that if he had a problem with his roommate, he should bring it up at a house meeting. My son said, "my problem is that he is going to kill himself." She reiterated that he should wait to bring it up at a house meeting. I was told that the case manager was fired shortly after this incident. My son called the agency's director and she acknowledged it was an unsafe situation and told my son to leave the group home. He left and came home for a few days. During that time this housemate was hospitalized. After 3 days this person returned to the group home. Within a few days of his return my son's therapist told him to return to the group home. The therapist told my son that one reason he should return was to monitor the homicidal client. My son returned and called the agency director telling her this client who just returned from the hospital was screaming that he was going to kill himself and others. My son called her twice over the course of two days but she never took his calls. He told his therapist but he just laughed and said " that is life." My son left the group home for safety reasons after this homicidal client charged at him screaming. He returned home permanently. Having to live in an environment where his life was threatened daily caused my son's emotional state to decline significantly. When he left the residential program and entered the adult residential program, he was attending college classes and had friends and would go out and socialize. Having to prepare to die, and having to prepare to kill his roommate in self defense, caused my son to suffer emotionally. No longer was able to go to school, lost contact with his friends and now 4 years later is a complete recluse.
I have an employee that slipped and fell a couple of weeks
I have an employee that slipped and fell a couple of weeks ago. Everything was documented and she signed an incident report that claims negligence on her part. Recently, she's complained about pain because of her recent fall. The business offered to give her time off and reimburse her for any brace or shoes with more support. Is there anything else that we can do, or have her sign, to lessen the liability and avoid a workmans comp lawsuit. Thank you - Aj
Last year around this time I had a fight with my husband and
Hi William last year around this time I had a fight with my husband and I got hurt so I went to the emergency because I couldn't even stand on my feet. When I got there I didn't tell them what had happened exactly and just told them I fell and my need was hurting. So they called the police on my permission of course. When the police came I panic and I talk them my husband didn't hurt me on purpose. After they brought me some paper to signe and I refuse to signe because I taught they going to arrest him and I didn't want that. My husband was arrested before for domestique violence before. They did XRay and told me I had sprain need. And then they did another diagnostic saying that I have mood swing or mood desorder and they gave me a prescription of trazodone and I was released. So I took the medecine at around 2 or 3 in the morning and went to bed. The next day I was still in pain and I called the Ambulance . When they came they wanted my husband to take me to the hospital but I had no desire to ride with him and They had no clou of what happened. I talk they no and they took me to the Emergency again. That was around 10am and they did some exam and told me they can't find anything. My husband joined me at the hospital and waited for me. While we were waiting I started to hallucinate and was completely lost. My husband told them a bunch of staff and they diagnosed me again with psychosis and locked me up for 10 days giving me the same medication and they even added another one and I was completely lost while on the medication but no one could tell I was reacting to the medication . When I was off the medication I had a spychiatric evaluation and he wrote me a statement say that he is not seeing anything wrong with me. Now my question is how do I get that diagnostic off my medical record? I don't want it in my record because my husband have tried to use it again me and We have 3 kids and still married.
Story short. A friend of mine was in an auto accident
Long story short. A friend of mine was in an auto accident recently and her car turned over three times and she was taken to the hospital and treated. They say it was due to epilepsy but yet she had no medical history pertaining to this illness. Then, they said it could have been a one time only event? Anyway, the prosecutor and attorney came to a plea bargain that she got two points for accident and for not wearing a seat belt (which she was and had a witness but in this NJ traffic court I guess it didn't matter and they didn't seem to care). The main question is that while she was in the hospital with a friend of hers who had just been with her prior to the accident and can testify that she was out of it with all of her injuries sustained and couldn't even carry on a conversation clearly with a doctor/nurse. There were 6 other people either in a car or on the sidewalk when the accident happened that now says they were affected (for one reason after the other) by this accident and one of them is saying that she "recognized Susanne's voice (while she was also being treated at the same hospital) when she couldn't even see her as she was in a separate room with a drape closed or door closed" as she wants to get something out of this. Question: Is my friend protected by the NJ Hippa Laws which is the real question and what information can be used to protect her from "hearsay". Due to the fact that I am a legal secretary I feel that this is absurd; illegal; and cannot be used in a court of law even if it is only a traffic court. What do you think and is there anything that I can print that she could take to court regarding this issue with the Hippa Laws? Oh, she has an elderly "old friend" attorney who is not representing her fairly and doesn't even want to be bothered with submitting anything to the court concerning the above. He just seems to want the retainer money and really doesn't know anything about Hippa. Can you help. Her friend, Barbara.
This is a question about the possibility of medical
This is a question about the possibility of medical malpractice - Just in a nutshell to start with my 91 yr old mother recently passed away 10 weeks after an open back laminectomy. My brother, an MD who had POA for my mother pushed her into the surgery although he admits that she was very frail before the surgery and even possibly actively dying before the surgery. I believe my brother and the surgeon inappropriately performed an incredibly stressful procedure on my mother when medication and other options should have been used to alleviate her back pain. I even suspect my brother of pushing her into the surgery in order to accelerate her death ( her hospice physician verified that the surgery caused a much quicker demise) due to a variety of difficult problems we would have had to deal with if she had lived longer. I suspect the surgeon of going along with the surgery for monetary gain. I believe it would be very easy to prove that my mother never should have had the surgery and that she would have had significant time left to live without it. What can be done about a case like this?
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