Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
I know the ambulance charges a fee. But they came so suddenly after I stopped that I would have to conclude that they were very close, by like they were waiting for me. Though some one did call 911. The hospital didn' t come any problems that I had. And released me telling me that sugar helps low blood sugar.
What type of lawyer can look into this for me. Is small claim court organized
to handle this.
Yes. Once they got to me when I was kneeling, or crouched. One of the paramedics actually gives me a shot of some saline solution I believe. And they actually took me away before asking me to stand, or trying to get me to stand.
Did you tell the emergency medical technicians with the ambulance or the police that you did not need medical attention prior to them placing you in the ambulance?
No. I forgot the type of words they where useing, weather it was ' have to ' or ' got to '. But they didn' t give me much time to talk to them. As I mentioned earlier one of them gave me a shot of some sorts. Then after that they must have said something to me, in getting me into the ambulance bed. But I forget what it was.
I'm going to be straight forward with you here. Because you did not refuse treatment by making your intentions known to emergency responders, you are going to be liable for the payment of the emergency medical service. The emergency medical service providers have to provide emergency medical service when instructed to by police or doctors unless the patient clearly refuses. When a patient is in this situation, the law obligates the patient to pay for the services rendered unless the patient clearly refuses the treatment.
But a shot weilding paramedic is such a default that made me think they needed paitence. As well as being part of there crew. Is small claims court still an option? Or anything else?
Small claims court is not an option. You would need to file the suit in district court/superior court and request a declaratory judgment that the medical services were not reasonable and that you are not obligated to pay for them. This would likely cost you more upfront than the medical bill is worth overall. If you had a high likelihood of success (which based on what you've told me here is not likely) I would say go for it because you can recover these costs in the end. However, based on what you've told me, I'm pretty sure you are going to have to eat this cost.