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  1. Medical Malpractice: Re: Routine Ear Cleaning Turns into Excruciating Pain, Can Anything Be Done

    It is not abnormal to have dizziness/vertigo/some pain after the removal of impacted ear wax. It's caused by the sudden release of pressure against the ear drum.


    How so?



    Once the...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: C-Section Consent

    Obviously.



    Although malpractice IS a major concern for Physicians (and other providers), C-Sections are NOT "preferred" over vag deliveries.....unless, of course, the baby and/or mother's...
  3. Medical Malpractice: Re: Does Advice of Regular Family Doctor Trump Emergency Room Doctor's Advice

    I agree with cbg.
    However, your child's regular Physician has an ongoing relationship with you & your child, and knows his/her entire medical history. The ER Physician treats on an episodic basis,...
  4. Health Insurance: Re: Procedure Covered - then We Were Billed Six Months Later

    Yes, the insurance company can reverse the decision under certain circumstances. The error was probably found during an internal audit. Could have been several reasons for their decision.

    What...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Stent Left in Place for Too Long

    in addition, there will probably be a fee, payable before copying/reviewing the medical record. Look up: IL ST CH 735 5/8-2006
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    Other Professional Malpractice: Re: Prescription Error By a Pharmacy

    Care to share the info you left out... which may change and/or add to any advice already given?

    Name of medication? Dose/directions written by MD? Dose/directions labeled by Pharmacist/Pharmacy...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Continuity of Care Patient Rights

    The Physician does not need a reason to discharge you from his/her practice. You cannot force them to treat you.

    They do have an obligation to treat you , in an emergent situation only, for no...
  8. Medical Malpractice: Re: Medical Malpractice

    If there was a 100% chance of winning, I'm sure at least one of the three lawyers you met with would have been chomping at the bit to take the case.

    I'm very sorry for your loss.
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    Debt Collectors: Re: Medical Bill from 2 1/2 Years Ago

    The bolded does not necessarily mean it was coded incorrectly. It means your insurance company does not cover that lab test for the diagnosis code. It would be considered insurance fraud for your...
  10. Medical Malpractice: Re: Errors and False Statements in a Medical Record

    The medcial record is a legal document that cannot be changed. You, however, are permitted to add an addendum to your medical record stating what you've told us here. That is all. The hospital...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Wrong Vaccination Administered

    It really is "no big deal". Your daughter needed the Prevnar anyway (basically, the same schedule as DT@P, IPV and Hemoph.b), and many children are late or off schedule getting their vaccinations. ...
  12. Disputing Debts: Re: Trying to Dispute Charges

    True, but that advice is necessarily correct.

    You will have to the documentation of the consultation visit that went into your medical record. If he did any kind of history/exam/test at all, it...
  13. Medical Malpractice: Re: Could This Be Considered Malpratice

    You are already anemic (although you haven't told us whether it is chronic anemia, secondary to recent surgery, or a medical condition).

    Most blood transfusion bags already have Heparin added to...
  14. Disputing Debts: Re: Trying to Dispute Charges

    Did the consulting Physician examine/take a medical history at all while s/he was in the room? Did she sending a consutation note to your PCP, or include a consultation note in you hospital record?...
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    Health Insurance: Re: Retroactive Benefit Termination

    The Doctor doesn't get to "choose" whether to refund the insurance company. When your insurance company finds it's error in payment, they automatically deduct the money from the Doctor's future...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Prescribed Wrong Meds

    Was she prescribed the wrong medication or was it filled wrong? What is written on the hard copy of the medication?

    PS: As stated above...YOU cannot sue.
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Acute Pain Mismanagement

    In addition to yourself, the Physician is treating other trauma patients. Some of them may have had more pressing, life threatening issues that needed to be immediately addressed.


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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Acute Pain Mismanagement

    They Do have to call the Physician for the written/verbal order to give you ANY prescription medication.




    You were post-op after having open reduction tib/fib surgery. They pinch your toes...
  19. Health Insurance: Re: Doctor's Office Lied About Accepting Insurance

    Vaccines are outrageously expensive for the Physician to purchase and store. Although expensive, $1900 for 2 well child exams and required infant immunizations is not out of line for the 5 to 6...
  20. Collection Lawsuits: Re: Patient Taking Office Manager to Small Claims Court

    Glad all went well for you. :)
  21. Health Insurance: Re: Failure of Forms Being Completed

    According to Aflac's website, the provider has up to one year to file the claim.
  22. Discovery: Re: Rights to Doctors Comments, Notes, Reports or Directives

    Everything contained in a patient's "chart" is considered part of their medical record/PHI and covered by HIPAA. They cannot be released without the specific written permission of the patient or, as...
  23. Discovery: Re: Rights to Doctors Comments, Notes, Reports or Directives

    You are not in possession of the medical record, so you really have no idea what is documented or what the Doctor recommended.

    You are not entitled to a copy of someone else's PHI, nor can the...
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    Medical Malpractice: Re: Injured During Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    Read the informed consent you signed before the surgery. The possibility of laceration due to unexpected movement may be covered as an unforeseen possibility during surgery.



    Your hand is...
  25. Collection Lawsuits: Re: Patient Taking Office Manager to Small Claims Court

    Ridiculous! Hope you have better luck with a new Doctor. I've been a Practice Manager for 20+ years and can assure you that wouldn't happen where I work. That total lack of respect for a patient...
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