It’s Not Just About the Money
In Medical Malpractice, we’re not fighting for the money, we’re fighting for what it represents for you and your family, and for every potential victim of negligent healthcare
At The Eisen Law Firm, our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys have focused exclusively on medical malpractice law since 1976. That’s a really long time, and we’ve learned a lot. We often feel a bit like we’ve gone to medical school, with all the medical terminology, patient records, treatment protocols and a complete immersion into our clients’ conditions, medical histories and prognoses to ensure that we completely understand each and every claim. This comprehensive research and dedication ensures that we are able to present the background, evidence and documentation required to prove our clients’ claims and recover every dollar to which they are entitled.
This is valuable knowledge and essential in our practice. However, our most important lesson, the one that resonates the most over all these years, is that the monetary compensation we recover for our clients isn’t really about the money. It’s about what that money represents.
Does money really make you whole again?
When a parent loses a child, a spouse loses a lifelong partner or a child suffers the loss of a parent, no amount of money can truly compensate for that devastating pain and loss. If you or a loved one suffers paralysis, brain damage or some other equally catastrophic injury, the idea that money can ever compensate for this damage seems ludicrous. We understand this.
In civil lawsuits, monetary damages are meant to “make the victim whole” again. The idea is that the money can help put you back into the position you were in before the injury. Clearly, this is not always possible. But there is no “eye for an eye” here, and you cannot exact the same suffering from the negligent party that you and your family are now forced to undergo.
Instead, we must do everything we can to alleviate suffering, obtain the best possible medical care, provide for the victim and send a message to the responsible parties.
What money represents in a medical malpractice settlement or verdict.
Damages. That’s a pretty appropriate word for the monetary compensation we seek for our clients. You have suffered damages. Extensive damages. Money cannot make up for what you have experienced and the challenges you now face. But it can accomplish quite a lot. And it can help to minimize suffering, stress, financial duress and much more.
- Ensure your bills are paid and your finances are secure, offering some peace of mind.
- Fund life care plans that guarantee you will always be able to afford medical care for your injuries.
- Pay for cutting edge treatments, devices and aids that can help with quality of life.
- Support charities that do important, valuable work for other victims.
- Send an important message to the medical community that unsafe care will not be tolerated.
- Hold accountable caregivers who refuse to accept responsibility.
- Drive and change behaviors and policies to help ensure other patients won’t be injured and victimized.
- Purchase state of the art wheelchairs that enable your child to play adapted sports, like baseball.
We strive to accomplish all of these things with the money we obtain for our clients. In many cases, we even specifically negotiate – in addition to money damages – changes in policies and procedures adopted by hospitals or even participation by our clients or their families in the processes by which key policies are created or amended.
So, no. It’s not really all about the money, and we understand that. But the money we go after for our clients is a powerful tool. It changes the lives of our clients and their families, it helps to effect change by acting as a deterrent to medical professionals and their insurers, and it exacts justice in the only way we can when a victim has been damaged by medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of medical negligence, contact our firm online, or call 216-687-0900 to speak with a leading Ohio medical malpractice lawyer today. We help clients in Toledo, Cleveland, Lorain, Akron, Columbus and throughout Ohio.