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Respect for medical professionals

I handle medical malpractice injury claims.
I also have a lot of respect and admiration for our medical professionals.
Recently a family member needed to go to the emergency room, and I was more than comforted and thankful for the kind of care we get from our doctors.
We are very lucky in this country to have the quality of medical care we have day in and day out.

Personally and professionally, as an injury lawyer and one who advertises as Keene medical malpractice lawyer, Manchester medical malpractice lawyer, Nashua medical malpractice attorney, Claremont medical malpractice lawyer, and on and on, I do not head-hunt doctors or anyone for that matter. That is not my style. Most in the medical profession are highly dedicated, educated, hard working, caring and darn good at what they do. They are also under appreciated and yes, underpaid. The job risks they encounter involve life and limb. They have to deal with the government to get paid in many instances, and that is a nightmare.

Being human, medical professionals, like any one of us, can make mistakes and have bad days. It is only when they screw up by failing to live up to appropriate standards of care, that they can and should be held accountable.

Most of my doctor friends have no problem whatsoever with the idea that an injury victim of medical malpractice can make a claim for damages. That is why doctors and hospitals carry medical malpractice liability insurance.

What makes them mad– understandably– is when someone files a medical malpractice suit for something frivolous, or for a bad result when nothing the doctor did or failed go do caused the injury.

That makes me mad too, because it gives injury lawyers a worse name. My profession already has a bad name and a tarnished reputation. I am fully committed to aggressive representation of injury victims, medical malpractice or otherwise, but always and every way within the bounds of what is right, ethical and lawful.

Sometimes– often times– that means honestly telling a client that what a medical professional did may seem wrong, but in fact is not medical malpractice, and as a result, a claim for damages would not be viable.

Recently I met with a fellow who lost his wife to what looked like bad medical care– medical malpractice. As I do with all such cases, I contacted a collegue who specializes in the field. Over the years I have made many terrific contacts with some of the country’s best medical malpractice attorneys. I hand pick the lawyer to the client and the case. We form a team.

My first contact advised me that despite the tragic result, they determined that the medical care professionals acted appropriately and did nothing wrong. My client had a hard time believing this, so I sought a second opinion from another collegue. Both law firms have have excellent national reputations, and I had several smashing successes with each. Sure enough, the second opinion was the same as the first. I met with my client and gave him the bad news– no medical malpractice claim. Then again, as I told him, maybe that was the good news, for as difficult as it must be to lose a loved one, it would be worse to know the tragic loss could have been prevented.

Don’t get me wrong. There is medical malpractice, and if it is legitimate, a claim should be made. At my law firm we go to great lengths to make sure we can prove a case and determine if in fact a medical professional screwed up. We do not just assume that every bad medical result is malpractice, because it is not, and no client wants to go through the grief, expense and emotional turmoil of a case if it is not worth it!

If you or a loved one has suffered a medical injury, I would be honored to look into the situation, at no cost to you. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and you can be assured of an answer.
It is always worth a look.

Keep your strength,
Charlie Donahue
New Hampshire medical malpractice attorney

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