When a lay person calls me about a legal problem, it is generally a friend or former client. We encourage them to call us because, although we confine our practice to civil jury trials, we want them to get quality representation if their problem is outside our area of expertise. In southwest Alabama, we know who’s good and who to avoid. Medical care is no different – most doctors and hospitals are committed to quality care, but there are some to avoid.
Patrick Malone, a trial attorney in Washington, D.C. who specializes in representing the victims of medical malpractice, has written a new book on this subject – The Life You Save. I read several pages of the first chapter of the book on Amazon. It looks like a must read. Mr. Malone demystifies the process of choosing a doctor or hospital, tells you how to communicate with your doctor and lets you know the types of symptoms that demand immediate treatment. Check it out. The title of Chapter One says it all – "This Book May Save Your Life."
Cum Laude graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Pet Mackey is a civil trial litigation expert who represents plaintiffs in business and consumer tort, contracts and construction, employment disputes and insurance. He is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Certified Alabama Mediator, and an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.