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Old 12-30-2016, 05:53 AM
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Unhappy Searching for Lawyer for Medical Law Suit in MD

My husband is in Maryland State prison. He has lost his eye sight in one eye because of complications caused because they would not approve cataract surgery. In addition to losing his sight, he has gone through much pain and suffering during the last 3 years because of missed medical appointments and not receiving a "minimum standard of care".

We have good documentation for the entire situation.

Does anyone know a lawyer to handle a medical malpractice law suit?
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Finding counsel in ANY jurisdiction to litigate against ANY governmental entity is a Herculean task because of the immunity that has to be pierced. Expect to have to front all costs. Expect in THIS case to be paying for experts in the insurance industry who will be able to testify that private carriers would have paid for the surgery in the community had he NOT been in a custodial status. Expect to pay for experts who can testify that the loss of sight was a certainty if the surgery was not provided AND that surgery would have absolutely assured that his sight was restored to a pre-cataract condition.
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Finding counsel in ANY jurisdiction to litigate against ANY governmental entity is a Herculean task because of the immunity that has to be pierced
Getting past "qualified immunity" is 2-pronged: First would be to prove that their conduct was negligent, outrageous, bad motives, retaliatory and/or violated civil rights. Second: Prove that they knew or should have known their actions were negligent, outrageous, bad motives, retaliatory and/or violated civil rights.

You will have to get past the qualified immunity before the suit can go forward as I understand it.

Good luck finding an attorney...if you do find one, it'll cost dearly.
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