Who is responsible for the hospital bills if the patient dies?
All assets and debts are considered part of the estate of a deceased person. Debts will be handled according to probate laws according to their priority and to the extent of available nonexempt assets that can be used or liquidated for repayment. Family members are not accountable for the repayment of medical/hospital costs unless they signed a agreement accepting the responsibility.
If Mother dies and leaves a will with house mortgaged and hospital bills to 3 kids are they responsible to pay?
Can the doctors and hospital staff be charged with a criminal act if a person dies of neglect while a patient in the hospital?
Of course they can...Because, from the moment the patient was admitted into the hospital, the doctor and the hospital accepted the responsibility of taking care of him/her. so if anything happens afterwards within or outside the hospital premises, they should be held responsible.. So, yes they can be charged with a criminal act if the person dies
If a spouse dies and leaves medical bills in their name is the surviving spouse responsible for those bills?
In Florida if a spouse dies and leaves bills in their name is the surviving spouse responsible for those bills?
If someone is ill and has had lots of medical treatment and has no insurance when that person dies who is legally responsible for the bills?
A parent of a minor child is responsible for the child's medical bills. In many states, a spouse is responsible for the other spouse's medical bills. A parent of a grown child (18+.) is NOT responsible, nor is a child of an aging parent, unless someone signed the hospital or physician's form as a responsible party. If the deceased is an adult with no dependents and no one else signed a form to take financial…
In the state of Iowa who will take care of medical bills after a patient dies but still has children?
There are a number of factors involved, including whether the children are minors or not. Typically the estate is responsible for paying the debts, including the nursing home bills of the deceased. If a child is an adult and has co-signed any paperwork regarding the nursing home, they may be held liable.
If your mother died without any assets but died flat broke, you are not responsible for her bills. You do not have to pay her bills out of your own money. (You have to pay any expenses you arrange for after she dies. If you buy a funeral you have to make sure it is paid for.) However, if your mother left you money and you are the executor of her estate, you must pay…
When drilling for oil or coal if it is near a big hospital the oil will spill into the hospital and damaging all the equipment and the could be minor injury's or severe injury's. for example if a patient is on a radio active micrograph and the gets to it can shock the patient then.... the patient dies
If both parents dies and wills the adult child the house and land what bills are you responsible for Is the adult child responsible for medical credit cards etc. bills?
If your mother dies and her spouse has preceded her in death who is responsible for the debt that she has in the state of Arizona?
The estate of the deceased to the extent that non exempt assets are available to pay debts owed. Surviving family members are not responsible for the debts of a deceased if they did not hold joint accounts with the person. Nor are they legally responsible for medical bills unless they signed a contract agreeing to do so. Admitting an adult (not a minor) to a hospital or care facility does not confer financial obligation upon…
What is the name of the document a patient can sign that states the hospital will not be to blame if the patient chooses to refuse treatment and leave?
If a patient chooses not to receive the treatment doctors recommend, and the patient is in the ER or in-patient, the patient will be asked to sign a "Left against medical advice" type form. It releases the doctor and facility from any liability if the patient leaves, then gets sicker or dies after refusing treatment.
In NY state can a child be responsible for a bed hold for a deceased parents room at a nursing home while they were in the hospital?
It depends. If the patient was on Medicaid and had been in the facility at least 30 days, the facility must "hold" the bed for at least 15 but not more than 20 days. The patient or POA is to be given a notice of same. If the nursing home vacancy rate was too high, or the patient had not been there at least 30 days, or had some insurance or payment agreement other than…
My brother dies in Texas and has no assets am I responsible for his credit cards and other personal debts?
Let's answer it this way - - If he was the heir of her estate and inherited anything of value then, technically, yes. He would have to pay her outstanding bills up to the limit of her estate's value. If the bills exceed the estates's value then the estate is bankrupt and the unsatisfied debtors are out of luck.
If there is a balance owed on utility bills after a homeowner dies is the new owner responsible for the debt?
In Georgia if a spouse dies and leaves bills in their name is the surviving spouse responsible for those bills?
If a spouse dies without a will and no funds, any bill in his name alone is not payable. If the debt has both names,eg a credit card with both names) yes you are responsible. If a will is left and there outstanding debts, these must be paid from the proceeds of the will. --- A: Even in community property states, debt may be incurred by either or both parties seperately. If the bills are…
Your father's estate is responsible for his debts. If he owned any property at the time of his death (including real estate, personal property, bank accounts, etc.) his estate must be probated and that property must be used to pay his creditors. If he owned no assets then his ceditors are out of luck and you should send the bills back with a copy of his death certificate.
If a medical assistant order new medication for a patient who is severe pain without authorization and the patient dies Is that a criminal or civil case?
If a spouse dies and had unknown individual unsecured credit debt is the surviving spouse responsible for paying these credit cards or medical bills?
If my mom dies and wills me her estate and owes the government money any balance remaining am i responsible to pay her debt after death if she willed to me?
When someone dies and leaves a debt for which there is no co-debtor, the decedent's assets may be used to pay the debts. In many states, a proceeding called a "probate" is the avenue whereby the assets of the decedent are collected and either liquidated to pay debts, or if the debts have been paid, distributed to heirs.
What will happen as far as the widow is concerned after the husband dies, depends on local law. Since this goes all over the world, I can not answer for your location. In this state, the answer is no, unless she signed a contract when he was admitted to the hospital. That would be a legal document and might have an important bearing. Otherwise, if he left behind an estate, a car, a house, life…