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Is a hospital liable when a minor came to ER on 911 call? Kept her three days, no medical or state social services hold.

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My minor teen was admitted to hospital by ER staff who determined that she had * not * overdosed . { That is the only good news here . } Doctors said she was free to go and * state * social services did not place hold . ( Have this in written record , timestamped emails , etc . ) Hospital case management social workers engineered this ( none are MSW or license . ) Took three days to extricate her . Major disruption , uproar . A hospital - employed " kid out of college " case manager with clipboard over - ruled medical and state social services . Ex - spouse misrepresented this illegal hold as grounds for ( successful ) emergency custody change . This one case manager enabled custodial interference . Hospital exposed here ?

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Having a diificult time following the time line and or facts as they occurred chronologically but assuming the hospital wrongfully kept your child at the direction of your ex it appears to be wrongful. Does your ex have parental rights? What are your damages?

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the fallout - the kidnapping (from hospital room) to another state with the 'hold' (which wasn't a real hold) as the fake emergency presented to judge. Kid was ordered released to me, custodial parent, by doctors.



how are 'damages' defined: lost wages? something with a receipt attached, purely monetary? blowing up a family doesn't have a price, aside from legal costs. but...


Not really understanding your question. Please rephrase

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Can you elaborate a bit?


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isn't a hospital bound by ethical, accrediting and insurance standards? BC/BS paid a lota money for a kid to sit in a hospital bed, perfectly healthy and free to go per doctors, and play video games. Teen was using $1,000 a nite bed as a crash pad. I would like to probe this a bit...

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