Victims of Medical Malpractice Often Need Help Overcoming Guilt
When a client comes to talk to us about whether they should file a medical malpractice case or not, one of the greatest hurdles that we have to overcome right away is guilt.
Surprisingly, when we talk to people about the fact that doctors were responsible for what happened to their loved one, they begin to feel that they were responsible. They begin to feel guilty. They ask themselves, “Why didn’t I advocate more? Why didn’t I ask more questions?” They begin to take on a responsibility that is absolutely not theirs. Helping victims of medical malpractice overcome their feelings of guilt is an important step for a good attorney.
It is important to understand that they are not responsible, even though their natural reaction may be to begin to feel that guilt. For any lawyer who does medical malpractice work to do their job right, they cannot ignore this and they have to address it. We take time to show our clients over and over again how they are not responsible, so that this burden will be lifted from them and then we’re able to go forward successfully with their case