Legal Question in Medical Malpractice in Illinois

Is it illegal in illinois for a doctor to discharge a patient from the hospital with gangreen because of no insurance?

Asked on 2/20/12, 8:33 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Sue Roberts-Kurpis, Esq. Law Office of Sue Roberts-Kurpis

I don't think its illegal but it may well be irresponsible. OTOH, without knowing all the facts I would hestitant to give any opinion. My suspicion is that he wanted to transfer you to a county hospital or nursing facility and you didn't want to go. In this day and age, generally the hospitals will apply for medical/medicare coverage for you if you don't have insurance or the ability to pay. There is more to this story than you are telling.

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Answered on 2/20/12, 1:05 pm

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