Attorneys Report Spike In Calls For Help From Families Of Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
Nanette Holt | The Epoch Times
Attorneys around the country report an alarming uptick in calls for help from families of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Some say they’ve talked to family members who were arrested after trying to visit a loved one or to speak with a doctor after communications with the hospital were cut off.
Attorneys told The Epoch Times about a wide variety of instances of what they call abuse, including hospitals preventing visits from family, failing to provide nutrition and fluids, and coercing patients to agree to treatments they’d already refused multiple times—such as being placed on a ventilator.
Gainesville, Florida, attorney Jeff Childers has been so alarmed by the cases he’s seen, he posted a tutorial online with tips on how to navigate the legalities surrounding hospitalization with COVID-19.
Childers warns that he’s not a doctor and that he’s not offering medical advice.
When his office gets calls from concerned family members, the patient in question is already on a ventilator and the family is desperately concerned about treatment.