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  • Medical records in personal injury case

    How would an attorney acquire medical records without violating HIPAA laws that protects plaintiff?

    David’s Answer

    Obtain a signed HIPAA authorization

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  • My 17 Year old son was Injured on the Job. Has a bad knee injury have already seen 2 doctors and had a M.R.I.

    He was told he was being payed under the table . I did not know he was being payed this way. They have told us to go through are insurance and they will take care of it. I don't trust this. He will be unable to walk for a minimum of 7 to 8 weeks. ...

    David’s Answer

    Please consult with a Worker's Compensation attorney for your son immediately. These types of cases can be very difficult to pursue and you will want to make sure that you have an experienced attorney by your son's side. Please use the find a lawyer tool on the site to find qualified counsel near you. Good luck.

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  • Can i file a lawsuit against a nurse who withheld a doctor ordered medication for me while in a inpatient mental health stay?

    I am a disabled veteran and attempted suicide 2 weeks ago. After hospitalization, i was sent to the County Mental Health facility. I attempted with 400 15 mg's of temezapam. And for a year prior i was on 5 clonazepam, 2 lorazepam, 3 temezapam...

    David’s Answer

    I am not sure that you have a viable case for medical malpractice, but you need to have someone review everything in order to determine whether or not the case is worth pursuing. Oftentimes, these types of cases are very difficult to prove.

    I would recommend that you report the incident to Wisconsin's Health Department or the VA investigation unit. This kind of thing should not happen to our veterans. Please consult with a Wisconsin attorney to determine whether or not you have a cause of action for the care, or rather lack thereof, that you received..

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  • Can I sue my OBGYN doctor for not doing surgery correct resulting in death of my child.

    My OBGYN performed surgery on me to help carry my baby to full term. He didn't do the surgery right and resulted in my baby girl dying. Can I sue him for anything

    David’s Answer

    Medical malpractice would certainly be one avenue for you to recover for your harms and losses. My condolences for your loss. I am not sure what type of surgery would be performed, but if it was not within the standard of care, you would have a potential claim. Based on your statement, there are potential limits for these types of suits. Until recently, he could not recover for this type of loss in New York. Please consult with a Tennessee lawyer to determine whether or not you have a viable cause of action under Tennessee law. Again my condolences.

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  • I borrowed my friends uninsured car. The car got stolen. Does my own insurance cover for the car?

    The car was recovered. But it is a total lost.

    David’s Answer

    Doubtful. Your insurance company did not contract with you to cover someone else's car. A review of your policy would be necessary. There could be coverage elsewhere, but you would have to review all of your policies (homeowners, renters, umbrella). Good luck.

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  • I sign my workers comp settlement but I had to voluntary resigned my job of 30 yrs so

    can I revoked the case and get my job back

    David’s Answer

    It depends on the law of CA, how long ago you signed the document and whether the document was legally sufficient. If this matter was in New York, signing the settlement agreement would not be the full and final authority to close the case. You would still need judicial approval as well as a 10 day waiting period before the settlement became full and final. Please consult with a lawyer admitted in California to make sure your interest is being adequately protected.

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  • What is the limit on physical therapy and occupational therapy per workers compensation case or injury?

    I heard the limit was 24 in CA, but is that physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions should not exceed 24 or 24 limit for each type of therapy? What if my injury got worse from restricted duty? Thanks.

    David’s Answer

    Please consult with a lawyer near you in Thousand Oaks. It is clear that you have an established claim, but you need to make sure that your claim is being addressed so that you have the best medical outcome to alleviate your injury. Good luck.

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  • I had a knee injury on the job, I had surgery on my knee, now 3 yrs later I need complete knee replacement, l & I should do?

    My injury was a twisting knee injury on my left knee, now both knees need replacing. I had no knee pain or injury prior. Does this go back to an L&I issue or can I go back on the company that knew the chairs were in bad shape?

    David’s Answer

    From your question, it is a little bit difficult to determine whether or not you had a claim filed in the past. If you did, your claim should still be protected under most statutory schemes. However, if you did not report the injury and had been treating under your private healthcare insurance, you may be in for a fight that may be fruitless. I do not know what the statute of limitations is in Washington for bringing a Worker's Compensation claim is, but you should consult with an attorney either way qualified to answer your questions in Washington. Good luck.

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  • Can my Worker's Compensation claim be denied if I previously suffered a similar injury in a different case over a year ago?

    I injured my hand in a laboratory pipetting over a year ago from muscle overuse. It gotten better with treatment. Now, at a different job I'm suffering an extremely similar injury in the same anatomical area over a year ago.

    David’s Answer

    If it is the same anatomical area, the old claim may still be the proper claim to pay for your medical treatment. You should discuss the matter with your doctor see if there is any difference. If this matter was in New York, and you had been asymptomatic for a period of time and at a different job, the doctor may decide that it was an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Either way, you should consult with an attorney after you discuss the matter with your doctor. Good luck.

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  • Can I request my own choice of physical therapy/occupational therapy location directly to the insurance company?

    My doctor just sent out request for occupational therapy yesterday for what will probably be my last set of treatment due to the 24 visit limit in CA for work injuries. He said that it is best to keep it in the same place for now (I don't know if ...

    David’s Answer

    If you are not satisfied with your current provider, I would seek out another one. The adjuster on your file may be able to help you with a recommendation for physical therapists on the approved providers list. However, if you want to pursue physical therapy on your own, you need to make sure that they understand you are submitting the bill through workers compensation. Good luck.

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