Doctors won't go against doctors

United States
September 4, 2007 5:26pm CST
I had a procedure done that ended up almost making me bleed to death but I can't do anything about it because one doctor won't go against another doctor. I was told this by a lawyer. Doesn't that really suck. It upsets me that nothing will ever be done.
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@AmbiePam (51227)
• United States
4 Sep 07
The same thing happened to my dad in December. My dad is way too forgiving because he didn't want to sue. But my dad also realized the doctor who fixed him, wouldn't speak against the doctor who caused the bleeding. Right after the surgery that saved his life, he even heard the surgeon berating the other doctor. But no way in the world would he talk against him. It's like some doctor code that means well, but really hurts those who need help. I realize there are silly malpractice suits out there, but in no way could that have been considered 'minor.' One thing we can do is pay attention to legislature that comes up about medical practice. We don't even have to wait until then. Just sending an e-mail to our local representative and telling what happened can trigger a change. I'm sure it happened to thousands of families. If everyone voiced their concern, maybe a change would be paramount.
• United States
5 Sep 07
While it is generally true doctors dont like to go against other doctors, it isnt 100 percnet truth. You either need a malpractice lawyer, a different lawyer, or unfortunately your damages were not substantial enough to warrant a big enough financial award for the greedy lawyer you spoke to. If you seriously think you have a good case, i would contact the hosptital first, and just put a little bug in their ear that you will sue, and maybe go to the press. Most facilities do not want public knowledge of medical mistakes. Also you can contact your states attorney general they can give you free advice as to what you could do next.
• United States
20 Sep 07
Thanks for the advice...
• United States
5 Sep 07
I really don't think that is 100% true. I'm sure there is a doctor out there that would stick up for you, you just have to find him. My dad is a doctor and if he had to he would go against a doctor that did something wrong, because it's the right thing to do. I'm sorry that happened to you! That's awful. I'm glad that you're alright.
• United States
20 Sep 07
Your dad is one of the good doctors. Where I live doctors really suck. I wish more doctors were like your dad.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Well the gotta stick together don't they? I'm sorry to hear about your situation.... I wouldn't automatically assume your new dr. won't do anything. Have you asked him? People win malpractice suits (or at least get something when they get settled) all the time.
• United States
20 Sep 07
I called a lawyer and he said I'd only have a case if another doctor in the same field would have the balls to stand up to him. He said most won't side with the patient because they ban together... and the patient gets hurt or someone ends up dieing because doctors don't support the patients even when they know their "fellow" doctors are wrong. Whatever happened to ...1st do no harm?