We have long heard stories of the once god-like physician falling from grace, and yet, we still act surprised when we hear about it.
Doctor’s aren’t perfect. They are people. They have personal and professional struggles just like we do. They have good days and bad days, just like we do. They make mistakes, just like we do. Sometimes they feel bad for their mistakes, sometimes they don’t see their mistakes. Sometimes apologies are made and often they are not. Sometimes doctors tell their insurance company to pay the claim and make the family whole, other times they chose to fight the case in court with a jury.
These are not issues of good or evil. They are very real human issues.
Our office doesn’t do medical malpractice work because Doctors are bad, or because victims are good. Neither is the whole truth. We do this work because our laws provide for accountability, and we believe accountability leads to better care. Better care for everyone.
- When lawsuits are made public, actions changed.
- When drugs hurt people, and drug companies are held accountable, fewer people get hurt.
In most cases we never know why negligent care is given, or mistakes are made injuring patients. We won’t know why the doctor in Fairfax intentionally lied on her patient’s records, or disparaged him during surgery. Did she have a bad day? Is she a bully? Does it matter? It certainly does to the man injured.
What we do know is that she will never do it again. And that is why most families come to our office and inquire about a medical malpractice lawsuit. Because we live in a society where we value accountability and for that reason, our office does malpractice work.