You go to the doctor in the hopes of having your pain or illness dealt with. But what happens if the doctor fails in that, and actually ends up making things worse? Whether your doctor misdiagnoses your condition, mis-prescribes your medication or makes a mistake that injures you, you deserve compensation for the consequences you suffer.
If you request an electronic copy of your medical record, or protected health information (PHI) held by a HIPAA-covered entity, you have a right to receive it in paper or electronic form within thirty days. However, the information will only be released if you pay the associated fines. Why are these records so expensive to release?
Hospitals can be scary places. If need to go to the hospital, you may be filled with concerns about something going wrong. Perhaps you’ll be misdiagnosed. Maybe your surgeon will make a mistake. Or you might be given the wrong medication. You may have a thousand worries fluttering through your mind. But one scenario you probably don’t expect is to be held in the hospital against your will.
You’ve probably heard of the hair removal phenomenon that’s taken the country by storm. Laser hair removal businesses have exploded in recent years. What used to be an expensive procedure only conducted by select physicians is now becoming cheaper and more readily available to the general public.
In March of 2018, an Albuquerque court ruled against a long-standing law which capped medical malpractice recovery limits at $600,000. The law limited the compensation juries could award a plaintiff for pain and suffering and lost wages.