She Did Not Have A Good Childbirth Injury Case According To The First Attorney
“Mr. Boston my son can’t use his arm.”
“The doctors told me a couple of days after his birth that a shoulder dystocia condition occurred during delivery.”
“I had no idea what that was and I later started my own research into the issue.”
“My research lead me to think I better at least run this by an attorney.”
“I did and the attorney told me that I didn’t have a good childbirth injury case.”
“Is that it?”
“I mean if one attorney tells me that I did not have a good childbirth injury case do I just pack it in?”
The above was some of a conversation which took place in my office on the phone with a mother who reached out to us regarding a childbirth injury.
What some of this conversation demonstrates is that sometimes people are not sure if it is ok to get a “legal second opinion” as to their child’s injury, or their injury for that matter.
“A Legal Second Opinion?”
Clients can always get a second opinion as to the final conclusions an attorney gives them when declining a case here in Maryland.
As a matter of fact, when I decline a case, I strongly urge the client to have another attorney look at things as soon as possible.
The reason being is that my opinion in childbirth injury and medical malpractice cases is based on my research and consultation with other experts.
Another attorney may have a different view of the issues, or frame the issue in another way, which is supported by their experts.
“How Can Attorneys Sometime Come To Different Conclusions?”
As I mentioned above, medical experts are needed in Maryland medical malpractice and childbirth injury cases.
The reason this is the case is because Maryland law demands that you have a medical expert who can give an opinion as to the standard of care that should have been given to you, and whether your treating doctor or medical professional departed from that standard and caused your injury.
This is a hotly contested issue in many cases and different doctors and other medical experts can sometimes have different opinions on these issues.
With that said, there is no guarantee that your second opinion attorney will disagree with the first attorney.
However, it still may not be a bad idea to get that second opinion, just in case there is a differing of opinion.
“Mr. Boston Do You Give Legal Second Opinions?”
If you have had an attorney decline your Maryland childbirth injury or medical malpractice case and you are looking to see if another attorney will at least give you a second opinion this is what I invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give me a call.
It costs you nothing to pick up the phone and give me call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice cases like yours all the time and I would be glad to listen to your story.