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If I am refused treatment at an emergency room can i file a suit

Spooner, WI |

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Terminal liver disease with Hepititus C

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From your posting, no, as you did not go in with an emergency such as a broken arm, but a disease.

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Can you file suit? Yes. Will you win? No.

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The other two lawyers answers were not entirely correct. Not that they are bad lawyers, but you did not provide enough information to get a meaningful answer. Refused treatment for terminal hepatitis C is not enough information. You can read about the elements of medical malpractice in any number of Avvo guides. In addition, there is a Federal law generally called EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) that requires emergency rooms to stabilize patients in emergency rooms before transferring or discharging them. To offer even a tentative opinion whether the law was complied with, a lawyer would need much more information than you provided. You would need to inform us specifically the reason for the ER visit; what treatment you say was needed and not provided; and how, if at all, you are worse off as a result.

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