Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about the conflict of interest present when a “patient advocate” is employed by a hospital.
In this episode of bTV, Mr. Boston explains an encounter that he had with a young lady while at a community service function. The young lady did not know what to do with a family member because the patient advocate took the position that there was nothing that was done wrong by the hospital or its staff.
This did not sit well with the young lady and she eventually asked the hospital employee who was she advocating for, the hospital or her loved one?
This question gets to the root of the issue. These “advocates” get their checks from the hospital. The hospital is their place of employment. Is it really a shock when these employees do all they can to protect the hospital?
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