Yeah, I know. I’ve heard more lawyer jokes than you have. I’ve heard them all – I’m an attorney. Not just any attorney either; I’m a medical malpractice lawyer and I have seen through all the best hospitals and even The Top 5 Most Popular Medical Spa in order to evaluate their services. You’ve heard us called ambulance chasers. You’ve probably heard us called worse than that. Still, I maintain that what I do is necessary. If you had seen some of the negligent things happen that I have seen, you’d probably think twice before cracking the next joke at the expense of a medical malpractice lawyer.
For example, there’s the last time I saw a hospital amputate the wrong leg of a client. Yes, you read it correctly, I said last time. It has happened to more than one of my clients. Many people find the horrible handwriting of doctors to be a humorous subject, but ask any medical malpractice lawyer and they’ll tell you that it isn’t always funny. I don’t remember the exact statistic, but the figure is in the thousands every year. Thousands of times that the wrong limb is amputated – either the doctor scrawls something illegible and the surgeons start cutting, or someone somewhere fails to read something or double-check something else, and voila! The left-arm comes off when it’s supposed to be the right. Still, laughing at the expense of a medical malpractice lawyer?
This last one was something else, though. I’ve never seen a hospital with such a nerve. My client was not even planning on contacting a medical malpractice lawyer, but the hospital acted in such a disgusting manner that he couldn’t even stomach it anymore. They actually tried to blame the whole thing on him. He was severely obese and suffering from acute diabetes, and they claimed that the unhealthful appearance of his entire body was the reason that they were unable to severe the correct limb. These are trained medical professionals, and they can’t remember to cut off the right leg instead of the left because the guy is fat? Without a medical malpractice lawyer, he would have not only suffered the tragedy of losing both legs but would have been unable to receive any compensation for it, besides. Although there are some medical malpractice lawyers who abuse the system, no one deserves to suffer because of the incompetence of their doctors. I’m not ashamed to be a medical malpractice lawyer. I help my clients, and I keep doctors safe and responsible, and I’m proud of that.