Trial Law Can Change the Way Medicine Works
Lawsuits are not just to help the victims of medical negligence recover damages for their suffering, although that is one outcome. Moreover, lawsuits can ensure that whatever caused harm to victims never happens again to other innocent people in the future. In fact, this is a driving cause for medical malpractice victims and their families: to leave a legacy that changes the way medicine is practiced to prevent harm to others. In this video, Florida medical malpractice attorney Julie Kane discusses how trial lawyers can change the way the medical profession operates to protect people harmed by defective medical products.
We’re representing people who have been catastrophically injured, like our client who has crystallized shards inside of her body, like our clients whose DePuy hips have failed, like our clients who have had a back implant placed in their spine and who have developed bone growing into their spinal cords. These types of product liability cases are not traditional product liability cases the way, maybe, most of the public thinks of product liability cases, but they cause catastrophic injury to plaintiffs who don’t deserve these types of problems because of a defect in the product, either the way it was designed or the way it was manufactured.
My understanding is that by trying a case by putting information into the public eye rather than by entering into confidential settlements, we’re able to change the way the healthcare profession did something. We’re able to make a difference and make sure that this horrible catastrophic thing that happened to my client would not happen to other patients in south Florida. To me, that’s the best thing we can do as trial lawyers.
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