Hi. And welcome once again to the People’s Law School. Today’s class is going to deal with the topic of medical malpractice. It’s a very serious problem in America. There are over 100,000 people that die each year as a result of medical negligence. It’s the equivalent of two 747s crashing each day, and yet, no one is really taking this crisis seriously.
You will hear a lot said that this is just all about lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits. Well, that’s not true. Because before a lawsuit can be brought against a doctor, another board certified doctor has to render an opinion that the case is meritorious. And this change that happened about ten years ago has eliminated a lot of the cases that were not meritorious. There are things that happen in hospitals that just shouldn’t happen. There are people who’s kidneys were taken out by mistake. There are babies that are born with brain damage or shoulder distension cases that shouldn’t happen. There’s cancers that are not detected. There are people who actually went into a hospital with chest pains and they sent them home and they died on the way home. There are a lot of horror stories out there. Hopefully, it will never happen to you or your loved ones, but if it should, please check with us because we can … We have a doctor and nurse that work with us, that can help determine if you have a case that’s meritorious and worthwhile pursuing. So please check with us and hopefully, you’ll never need us. But until next time, thanks for watching the People’s Law School.