Are you a bad person because you want to sue your doctor because of the injuries he or she has caused? Or have you all of a sudden become a mooch because you expect your doctor to pay for the harm (i.e. past and future medical bills, lost wages, etc…) he or she has caused you?
What we have found is that people thinking this are really thinking is it right for doctors to have to pay up for causing injury to another person. It’s not like the doctor “purposely” tried to harm anyone…it just happened.
The easiest way to look at this is through an example. You have a child and your child is playing football in the next door neighbor’s yard with your neighbor’s child and friends. Your child is the quarterback and the game of football is going pretty smooth. As a matter of fact, your child has already tossed a couple of TDs.
During one play, your child badly overthrows a friend and the ball sails through your neighbor’s window. The window is completely shattered. Your child tells you what happened and your neighbor comes over to confirm the amount of damage done.
If you are anything like how my dad was you already know what has to happen. You have to pay for the damage caused by your child and your child is going to have to “work off” the payment. Why is it this way? Because this is the fair thing to do. This is how we do things in America.
It does not matter whether your child had all the right intentions in the world as your child still broke the window. The same concept is at work in a Maryland medical malpractice case. You are not a mooch because you expect your doctor to “play fair” and repair what he or she has broken.
If you have more questions about whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice, and your matter happened here in Maryland, this is what we invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. As answer questions like your all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.