“I want that damn doctor to pay for killing my mother!”
“Revenge is what my family and I want for this!”
In some cases, people have revenge as their prime motive for filing a medical malpractice case or a wrongful death case.
Any time a person has to contact an attorney for these types of cases something really bad has either happened to them or a loved one.
With that said, is revenge a good reason to file a medical malpractice or wrongful death case?
To understand the answer one must first understand the role of the civil justice system.
In general, the civil court system in these types of claims can do nothing more than award money to one side.
That’s it in a nutshell.
When a medical malpractice case or a wrongful death case is filed, the court is not going to lock up the doctor and throw away the key.
Add to this, the court is not looking to shut the hospital down if they are named as defendants.
Because this is the case, a person seeking revenge may not view the case is a clear manner.
For example, if there is a reasonable settlement offer on the table, one that reflects what a jury is likely to do at trial, a person seeking revenge may not feel it’s a good idea to take the offer, but to “see the doctor pay” at trial.
A decision like this on the part of the revenge client could become disastrous down the line if the jury does not agree with his or her position.
To learn more about the medical malpractice process here in Maryland, or to speak with someone regarding whether you are the victim of medical malpractice, or if medical malpractice was the cause of your loved one’s death, this is what we invite you to do.
It costs absolutely nothing to take this action.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.