Can you suggest a lawyer for a friend who is a doctor in Taiwan? His patient died despite what proper efforts his team made and the family is very upset. They are looking for a reason - which is understandable given their anguish. Granted, the patient was Stage 4 Lung cancer, so the end was near anyway. However, the suddenness and apparently the great amount of hemoraging shocked family members.
There are many details which I am unaware of - and I don’t have to know, it is a legal counsel (not me) who my buddy should talk to. I would like to recommend someone my friend can speak to should the family try to bring this to court. My friend is a 3rd year resident at a medical center. To protect his privacy, let me refer to him as Dr 3.
The hospital’s reaction has been somewhat disappointing for Dr 3. Procedures are in place to handle these situations, but so far the only position the senior administrators have is “if this goes to court, we can win this”. While this is ultimately the goal, it is not a satisfying answer for my friend. He prefers to avoid going to court, and the accompanying stress and anguish on both him and the family.
I’m hoping there is someone he can speak to who can explain what his rights and options are as a physician on the case, should worse come to worst.