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I am type 1 diabetic also a social services work

HelloI am type 1 diabeticalso a social services work for the state of West VirginiaMy doctor's office they said I was a no show once also have several rescheduled appointmens with my job sometimes I cannot help that I could be in a hospital or on an emergency child evictionhowever they sent me a letter that they are terminating my future visits effective immediately. ..this is the only endocrinologist for 50 miles is it legal to for this to take place even though they say it's their policy?

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To avoid suit "Patient Abandonment" suit,how & when to terminate doctor-pati

To avoid suit "Patient Abandonment" suit,how & when to terminate doctor-patient relationship, in Illinois?

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I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication I was disable

I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication I was disabled in 2008 from west Nile virus I was placed on pain medication and now have 8 compound fractures in my back, broken clavicle, broken shoulder, right wrist, left hand and more due todegeneration of bone from west Nile. They say no patient will receive pain medication due to because of DEA crack down. Can they dothis? Is the abonment or a patient continuity issue?

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Are medical providers required by law to complete disability

Are medical providers required by law to complete disability forms? Can they be cited by their medical boards? Thanks

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Can I sue my recently former doctor for defamation of character

Can I sue my recently former doctor for defamation of character for getting urine drug screens mixed up which showed that I was taking a drug not prescribed to me. I was subsequently discharged and abandoned according to one of my other other doctors and the Patient Bill of Rights. I did hair follicle test that came back negative for the drug I was accused of taking. Do I have any legal grounds to sue, especially with regards ***** ***** of character?

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North Carolina - what cause of action(s) do I have?

case of intentional patient abandonment? North Carolina patient diagnosed with pulmonary embolism falls through the cracks of medical system because PCP and warfarin nurse do not communicate. Following diagnosis in emergency room, MD fails to provide refills of needed medicine. Falsifies record to indicate refills were provided - pharmacy records and later MD medical record statement contradict falsified statement. Does not educate patient on procedure for medication monitoring until 4 months after diagnosis. Patient visit summary says "no instructions given". No evidence of patient education in chart. Patient kept on subtherapeutic dose of warfarin for nearly a year - confirmed by prescription records. EMR says patient was advised to increase dose (lie). Prescription paper trail shows no increase in dose. Significant evidence in EMR that medication list was not reviewed or updated. After a year of sporadic monitoring on the wrong dosage, patient figures out what is wrong via internet, self administers correct dosage, achieves therapeutic results, and contacts practice to advise. Practice discharges patient for noncompliance. Patient subtherapeutic at time of discharge - out of medicine. Practice is withholding records. Last three months of treatment denied by practice. Refused patient calls after discharge. Denial of transitional care. Patient is OK. pain and suffering, slightly enlarged heart, but no permanent damage otherwise. Told by local lawyers this is not a medmal case due to lack of permanent injury. Housewife with no lost wages. Any ideas? Filed with medical board, dhhs, etc. Statute up Oct 2015.

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Im a physically disabled man. I have been seeing a GP for

I'm a physically disabled man. I have been seeing a GP for more than 5 years and out of the blue received a register letter from the GP terminating our physician/patient relationship 30 days from date of letter. I'm prescribed three (3) control substance and will run out in less then 30 days. The letter by the way was dated 1/30/14 and I didn't get it until 2/5/14. No reason for termination was given and my phone call has gone unanswered. In less then 20 some odd days I have to find a new physician and get my meds refilled or I will be in serious trouble. Also please note that my medical records support my being prescribed the meds that I on. Any suggestions? Help

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Hi, Im a foreigner currently staying in the U.S. In the beginning

Hi, Im a foreigner currently staying in the U.S.In the beginning of Dec 2013 had to visit orthopedic due to knee and hip pain.I have self paid for everything (xrays, appointment and meds)Now, Im returning to my home country and keep on asking the doctor's office for a copy of my medical records.The office claims that they cannot provide me with such as the doctor didn't 'dictate the notes' so they can't print it..It's ridiculous and frustrating as I'd need that to further treat my health issues with my doctor back home.Is there anything from legal perspective that can speed up the process?thank you

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In July I was diagnosed with a tumor on my bronchial tube that

In July I was diagnosed with a tumor on my bronchial tube that is cancer. I was referred to a surgeon who determined that the cancer was localized (not in the lymph nodes) and surgery could be performed. The surgery was scheduled for Oct. 7th. When I called the nurse to scheduled the surgery, I requested a prescription for my nebulizer to help me keep my lungs clear and breath easier. After 4 days I contacted the pharmacy and was told the nurse failed to provide a diagnosis and they had been attempting to have that corrected. That was on a Saturday. On the following Tuesday I contacted the pharmacy again and was told they still did not have a correct diagnosis. It took 11 days to get that prescription filled. I ended up using a dead man's medication because the nurse refused to cooperate with the pharmacy and provide a diagnostic code. I have a copy of the original prescription from the pharmacy noting the date the prescription could be filled. My friend who has a medical power of attn contacted the surgeons nurse regarding this prescription. My friend has a Ph.d in immunology and related fields and inquired about a very high reading on a blood test this office ordered indicating I have diabetes. Apparently the surgeon's office missed it as no one spoke to me about it. On the Friday before the scheduled surgery I was ordered to present myself for a chest x-ray. I presumed it was a pre-op x-ray but apparently it was a ruse to get me into the office. The surgeon was irate and spent 45 minutes dressing me down over my friend calling regarding this prescription. He then cancelled the scheduled surgery and ordered me to have another PET scan. I had had one 5 weeks prior. I did the PET scan. On Oct. 10th I received a call from my vascular specialist asking me if I would see another thoracic specialist at another hospital for a consultation. I said I would and I did. He declined to perform the surgery. Since I had not spoken to anyone else at that facility concerning this surgeon, I presume my vascular specialist was told by someone else at the facility. In Nov. I saw my vascular specialist for a checkup and he advised me the nurse made the decision to deny me this needed surgery. Based upon my experience, I believe the nurse simply didn't know how to provide a diagnostic code and tried to cover up that fact along with failing to advise me or the surgeon of the lab test indicating I am diabetic. This surgeon has not contacted me since requiring these last tests. He has provided me with no alternative surgeon. My income is low (SSDisability), and because I was expecting this surgery, I rented an apartment and am locked into a one-year lease. That leave me with no funds to travel for care. Does this constitute patient abandonment? What options do I have?

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