Trust is something that most people give based on experience. Like honor, it cannot be purchased or bestowed, but it must be earned. This is particularly so if we are placed in positions where we must count on others for the physical well-being and welfare of ourselves or of our loved ones.
There are times, however, when the line between trust and faith becomes blurred, and by necessity we have to place ourselves in a position of vulnerability. In those situations, we count on people with whom we are not familiar to not just to do the right thing but to do it when the consequences of failure can have lifelong and life-altering results.
A perfect example of this is when we put ourselves in the care of medical professionals. Most of us are not personally acquainted with the surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists and other health care providers who make decisions and take actions that can have a profound impact on us if they make a mistake.
But they can, and do, make mistakes such as surgical errors delayed, mistaken diagnoses, medication errors and more. For example, readers of our blog may recall an earlier post that laid out the alarming incidents of medical misdiagnoses in Texas and elsewhere in the United States.
Our purpose here is not to say that health care professionals cannot be trusted. The overwhelming majority of them are dedicated, well-trained and give us the results we want and expect when we place ourselves in their care. What needs to be remembered are the high stakes that are involved when we are confronted by the exceptions to the rule: it is the reminder inherent in the saying, "A doctor buries his mistakes."
We at the Marynell Maloney Law Firm hope that you will never need to learn about our services in the areas of medical malpractice or wrongful death. But if you ever are the victim of a medical mistake, we stand ready to help you to secure the financial compensation that may help pay for the costs to recover from it or to at least mitigate the long-term consequences if the error cannot be completely undone.
To learn more about how we can help you, or if you need to contact us with questions or to set up an initial consultation, we encourage you to visit our website.