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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 03:19
gkudaka

How to get deposit money back from resort

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I put my husband into what i thought was a rehabilitation care resort in Chang Mai 7 months ago. After we arrived at resort  I realized it was not a rehab facility but a care facility. I made an agreement with the owner that my husband be walked and be exercised every day. I had to go home, to the US, to work, but talking to him via skype, tried to monitor the situation. Arrived this month to bring him home and find that is weaker than when he went in -- he is so weak, I can't take him on a plane for the long journey home. I moved him to another elder care resort. So far so good. My problem is the prior facility, refuses to give me back my substantial money. Anyone have a suggestion what I should do -- short of hiring some thugs? I.e., is there legal action I can take to get my money back, with, hopefully, lawyers fees? I'd really like to sue him for breach of contract, but at this point, just want my money. Got a suggestion for an attorney? 

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Unless you have evidence in writing such as admission and spectrum of care agreement between you and the owner of the resort where it clearly stipulate the proposed and agreed service and care to be provided for your husband and support your claim than yes, you have a good chance to recover said funds, but if nothing was put in writing than it will be quite difficult to recover anything back...

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25 minutes ago, ezzra said:

Unless you have evidence in writing such as admission and spectrum of care agreement between you and the owner of the resort where it clearly stipulate the proposed and agreed service and care to be provided for your husband and support your claim than yes, you have a good chance to recover said funds, but if nothing was put in writing than it will be quite difficult to recover anything back...

Yes it all depends on the written contract you have if you have one.  No one can answer your question without that information.

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Contact Siam Legal, its a large law firm from Bangkok with other offices around Thailand.

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Name and shame on trip advisor. people do it about major bangkok private hospitals all the time

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Last place i would go is lawyers, as in case like this, it will be very costly and most likely unsuccessful without a court hearing

 

This is going to be very tough because you would have to prove his condition got worse in their care due to their negligence.

Best i would suggest is to try to negotiate to get most or some money back through OCPB, but again this will take time.

 

http://www.ocpb.go.th/index.php?filename=index

 

Somehow you need to have some kind of proof or evidence his condition has worsened while in their care

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See you are a newbie so perhaps that may explain why you left your very poorly dear husband in a foreign land whilst you went back to the US, and your only concern appears to be how to get your deposit back !!

 

I am not saying you are a Troll, but ???

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any "english" speaking law firm, even they cannot practise, will cost you an arm and a legg

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Seems to me that any kind of facility like this would need to have a license. I would get in touch with the The Medical Board of Thailand. 

Also Justin case is correct. There are only a very very few foreign lawyers that can argue before the court here. Most foreign lawyers charge a fortune and have very junior Thai lawyers argue case in court. I would guess you have emails that could use to help make your case and also bills.

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Oh, I don't think this case would ever go to court.  If the OP has appropriate documents, the mere act of hiring an English-speaking lawyer who had dealt with the owner (also a native English speaker) before is probably going to be enough to get a settlement.  That is if it's the place I'm thinking of.

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13 minutes ago, NancyL said:

Oh, I don't think this case would ever go to court.  If the OP has appropriate documents, the mere act of hiring an English-speaking lawyer who had dealt with the owner (also a native English speaker) before is probably going to be enough to get a settlement.  That is if it's the place I'm thinking of.

have you PM  the OP ?    Or have they contacted you ?    Seems like what i would do

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23 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

See you are a newbie so perhaps that may explain why you left your very poorly dear husband in a foreign land whilst you went back to the US, and your only concern appears to be how to get your deposit back !!

 

I am not saying you are a Troll, but ???

So despite some very useful feedback from other posters no further post from the newbie "gkudaka".  Me thinks Troll is on holiday.

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as in the west, to get a medical practitioner to go against another medical practitioner in a legal dispute is damn near impossible - same as lawyers and engineers, you just don't rock the club..

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