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Denied hospital care regardless of reason for visits.

My husband had a felony from over 10 years ago,paid his dues,not on probation or anything related.or over state lines to get her off the road and got in trouble did not know it was illegal.
gave a ride to a girl he found was a mon
I'm pregnant but being his past and it being a conservative area they want to keep all bad out and that can be the hospital,clinic,er.
Lucky to live here,but when we ask for police help wwe get ignored also.
Including family may not go becasue of him,his kids as well are banned,i have not record,never even a ticket.
He said he would not go to appointments,birth of his own baby, just so i can get care & they said to be with a past criminal i deserve no care also.
They said i try i will get arrested or charged with tresspassing.
We have been married and have a good marriage,he works hard,helps others,they wrote letters to the place and they do not care.
What would you do ?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Health

Answers (12)
  • well, doctors cannot refuse you service like that due to the oath they take when they become doctors... get a lawyer!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Where is this?
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:43 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • (OP) CONT..It cut me off why he got in trouble

    Minor over state lines to get her off the road and got in trouble did not know it was illegal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Wisconsin
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Can't afford an attorney despite them saying it's wrong they want money to provide help.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • A doctor does not have to accept you into their care. But an ER cannot turn you away in an emergency. What is happening to you is unethical and, if you are being turned away at the ER, it is illegal. Is this a small town/small hospital? I'm not sure what to tell you, other than to suggest that you contact someone in the hospital's administration asap to make them aware of your situation. If you run into a brick wall there, consider contacting the press.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:55 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I would look in your area for an Attny that does pro-bono work, or a women's advocacy group. What about traveling out of your small town? It might be more of a drive, but you would have less worries.
    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 10:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • Maybe call the the medical board that oversees the state. Document what you have been told when and by whom. Take it to the medical board and ask them what your recourse is. If you get assistance, tell them that you have been denied as well. That is just nuts!
    ThatTXMom

    Answer by ThatTXMom at 10:38 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • This is not as uncommon as you would think.
    I have heard of this and where even if you do not go to the hospital you can't attend programs that may have affilitation with or sponsor.
    This happened to a friend also in Wisconsin,because she was upset they made her go against her faith on tests.
    Sad world we have come to.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • OP CONt...
    It's a average town and all the clinics for miles are affiliated.
    They can turn you away if they want & have regardless of circumstances.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

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