A friend of mine suffered a back injury many years ago while at work. He told his boss that he couldn’t work until he was healed. When he went to a chiropractor for physical therapy, the physical therapist told him that since his back hurt so much, it would take him a month to heal. He was devastated.
When he went back to his doctor, he was told that the same thing would happen. His insurance agent wouldn’t cover him either because he wasn’t sure that it was his problem. It was only when he took the legal plunge that he found out that it was his own negligence that had caused all this. So his reply to the question would be: I will go to any length to prove to you that you are wrong.
Another great example is that of a young lady who was in a hospital bed due to congestive heart failure. Doctors warned her mother that she should expect to lose her sight if she did not take the medicine. The doctors said that there was no cure for congestive heart failure and there was a chance that she would pass away while in the hospital bed. Her mother insisted that her daughter take the medication, which she did.
When it came time to take her legal malpractice case, her lawyer’s advice wasn’t heeded. Instead of going ahead with a trial, she asked to take the medical records of her daughter and perform a forensic investigation to see what happened. In order to do this, she would have to get permission from her husband first. When her attorney tried to stop her from doing this, the husband said that he didn’t have the documents. The court obliged and they were forced to let her keep the records.
Another example would be that of a man who saw a medical technician remove a tooth from the mouth of a child. He never contacted his insurance company to find out if he had qualified for any malpractice insurance. Once the tooth was removed, the man developed an intense fear of hospitals and medical technicians. Instead of seeking medical attention, he sued the woman who had removed the tooth, saying that she was responsible for his emotional trauma.
If your doctor or any other medical professional tells you that you would be a good candidate for some kind of litigation, you need to find out why. You need to make sure that you would feel comfortable with them going forward. You need to make sure that you can trust them. This is not just about financial matters; it’s also about having a professional rapport with your doctor or legal professional.
Medical professionals are usually quite open about malpractice cases. They are also usually very eager to speak about their successes and the challenges that they face. However, the same cannot be said about lawyers. So you should approach your lawyer with caution – unless you absolutely trust them.
When it comes to legal malpractice, you may need to hire an attorney. Attorneys are usually very knowledgeable about the legal system in their area. They are also experienced in dealing with malpractice cases. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get the same results with a private attorney as you would with an expert medical professional.
In addition, you should have all your records with you when you go in for your consultation. That way, you will know what to ask about. For instance, if your case has nothing to do with your body or vital organs, ask about the outcomes of other similar cases. Did the result vary based on the venue in which the case was filed? What about the demographics of those involved? These are all questions that you should be asking at the very least, even before you meet with your lawyer.
Malpractice is a serious matter. However, there are many legal malpractice cases in which, in fact, the plaintiff may have been the victim. Therefore, you do not need to keep all of the legal malpractice examples you come across in your research, since you may just be the next victim. If you are faced with such a situation, it is important to talk to an experienced malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. If you do not do so, you could be the next victim!