A Doctor’s Negligence

One of the most difficult aspects of being a medical malpractice attorney is that we get calls from people that have very real injuries, life threatening injuries, permanent injuries. Whether it’s physical scarring or actions that occurred during surgery that left them completely paralyzed or brain damaged or caused strokes. They call us up and they say, “You know I really, really trusted my doctor. I thought that he knew what he was doing. I don’t really want to go after him for monetary damages. It’s not really about the money. It’s about how I’m going to have to live with this permanent problem for the rest of my life. What can I do?” To the best of my ability I try to answer some of those questions. It is heart-wrenching. These people do not necessarily want to sue their doctor. They may have had a relationship with this doctor for years. This is especially true when you’re dealing with mothers who’ve seen their own doctor for years. Perhaps they’ve had a number of pregnancies before that have been handled perfectly appropriately, and those children are living perfectly healthy lives. But then they have one child and during the pregnancy they’ve trusted their doctor and that doctor fails to do something or treat the mother while she was pregnant in some way that has caused that baby to become blind at birth, brain damaged at birth or to require future surgery. It is heart-wrenching to hear that an infant that may only weigh three to four pounds or a less may require open heart surgery. It is hard because these patients that come to us truly have trusted their doctor and they find it difficult to say, “Doctor you did something wrong and you left me harmed.” I try to work with these patients, our clients and tell them it isn’t about the money, it is about neglect. I tell them that even doctors make mistakes and even doctors need to be held accountable. Only through the court system and the legal system at this point can we even begin to attempt to compensate these families for their devastating losses. If you believe you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical negligence of the provider or a hospital give us a call we can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free at http://goo.gl/srejbD

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