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#1 legelle

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

My son was my husband's guardian and would not allow me to see my husband's medical and nursing home records. My husband has died. Will I now be able to obtain these records?

#2 Ted_from_Texas

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Have you asked your husband's physician and nursing home personnel for his records? If they were withheld from you, what were the reasons given?

How did your son become your husband's guardian instead of you in the first place? How was he able to keep you out of the loop concerning your husband's medical treatment? As legal next of kin, these matters should have been entirely under your control. What happened?

#3 adjusterjack

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

My son was my husband's guardian and would not allow me to see my husband's medical and nursing home records. My husband has died. Will I now be able to obtain these records?


Why do you want the records?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Have you attempted to obtain these records?

#5 Fallen

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

If you were estranged from your husband, I could see this scenario. It's unclear why you wouldn't have access to info otherwise, but this may call for you to be appointed administrator of husband's estate to gain access to his records (if you don't even know who his doctors were, for instance).

I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics.  If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable.  Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.  :)





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