“But Mr. Boston I don’t want to seem greedy or have my friends think we’re the type of people looking to sue at the drop of a hat?”
“I mean we’re not people like that…”
The above statements were made to me by a parent who was concerned that the delivery room doctors and nurses may have caused her child’s birth related injury and the parent was wondering if they had a claim for malpractice.
These types are statements are concerns for a lot of people.
People who view themselves as hard working people not looking for a “handout.”
What Is The Main Purpose Of The Maryland Civil Justice System?
The main focus of the Maryland civil justice system to provide money to those who have been injured or harmed by the carelessness of others.
That’s it in a nutshell.
The civil justice system is not a mechanism to “seek revenge” or things like that.
In our society, we hold those responsible who are a harm to others.
“Look Out For The Window!!!”
One of the best ways to look at how our society works is through a simple example.
There are some children playing catch with a baseball in the backyard of a home.
One of the children throws the ball too hard and it sails over the head of the child who was supposed to catch the baseball.
The baseball crashes threw the window of the neighbor’s home.
Glass flies everywhere and the window is completely destroyed.
How Do We Look To Handle Something Like This?
In the above example, we expect that the parents of the child who threw the ball step up and pay for the damage that was caused by the carelessness of their child.
It does not matter whether the child intended to throw the ball into the window.
The fact remains that the child did throw the ball through the window and in our society we say that the parents have to step up for the harm that their child caused to the neighbor.
We do not say that the neighbors are “greedy” for receiving money to fix their window.
We put them back in the position they would have been in had the window not been broken.
Again, we hold those responsible for the harm they cause us in society.
So What Can You Do If You Think Your Child Was Injured At Birth?
If you are ready to speak with someone about your child’s situation this is what I invite you to do.
Remember, I answer Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.