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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers Speaks About Negligence Court Cases

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Uploaded on Aug 29, 2008

http://www.perecman.com As a lawyer who's handled medical malpractice and negligence court cases in New York, you learn one thing very quickly. Unfortunately in this country, the practice of medicine has become a business and too many people dont get the care that theyre supposed to get. And its not only doctors who do something wrong. Very often its just endemic to our system, its part of our system. You have hospitals that cant handle the load. And as New York malpractice lawyers, we had a case once and Im convinced to this day, it was a case involving a child who was brain damaged, at birth, and Im convinced to this day that that occurred because the hospital was just too busy and didnt have an experienced doctor on the floor to make the decisions that have to be made regarding the delivery of that child. I handled that medical malpractice and negligence court case for many years. What was interesting about it, to me, and something that you know, maybe its important why clients should think of this firm, is what we did when we handled that case. Because back then, this firm was a different kind of firm and we didnt do our own medical malpractice cases. We allowed other New York malpractice lawyers to do it. And we brought in people who I considered experts. The reason, by the way, that I did that, is back then I didnt consider us great, yet, at medical malpractice. And I wasnt going to do it unless I was great at it. So I gave it out to people who I considered great. And no one wanted the case. Everybody told me, Theres no case here. And I just looked at it and I said, Somethings wrong, that cant be right. Its just not right. I took the medical malpractice and negligence court case. I handled it myself. We went through all the discovery and I remember we got to a point actually where it was time to find a doctor, to come into court to testify. And I was having the darnedest time. I couldnt get a doctor to testify. I finally found one doctor that was willing to be helpful, but not in the specialty I needed. And he helped me find another doctor. And eventually the medical malpractice case did come to court and I got the client a very nice settlement.

I remember why I actually go that case settled. I was standing there in the court house and the lawyer was coming up to me and arguing with me. They didnt want to settle the case with me, which sometimes happens in medical malpractice cases. And I turned to them and I just looked at them. And I said to them, Listen, Ive been preparing this case for years. You really dont want to get me started. You really dont want to get me started. This child is brain damaged and make no mistake about it, at the end of this trial, I am going to win. Make no mistake about it. And I went on and I was talking to them and I was talking to them about the kid. And I had only seen her once, because it was so difficult to bring her into the office. But I had a very vivid recollection, as to many New York malpractice lawyers who care about their clients. And as I was talking to the lawyer about it, and about how horrible this childs life is, I started to look down and my eyes started to well up, a little, with tears. I didnt cry but you could see the glaze come over my eyes. And the lawyer looked at me, he left, and two hours later, they paid the money.

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
250 West 57th Street New York, NY 10107
(212) 977-7033
http://www.perecman.com/

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