Legal advice for a medical situation. Who would have thought to call a lawyer?

LEGAL ADVICE COSTS TOO MUCH?!

Legal advice can be invaluable.  It’s too bad that most of us can’t afford to pick up the phone because the cost is just too much.  Thank God for our LegalShield membership!  There really is a better way to access legal advice and level the playing field.

 

WHEN MIGHT YOU CALL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?

What are some of the times you might call for legal advice if it just didn’t cost too much?

  • you get into a car accident at 2am
  • your cell phone provider hit you with unexpected charges, again
  • a retailer or manufacturer won’t honour their warranty
  • your employer asks you to sign an employment contract
  • your university student’s landlord tries to hit them with an unreasonable bill

Those are just to name a few!

What about a medical situation?  Would you call have thought to call a lawyer when you didn’t think medical staff were responding appropriately?

 

EXAMPLE

Imagine you have a child who has been fighting cancer for year.  There comes a time when doctors are trying their very best to save the child’s life and drastic measures have to be taken.  It’s either remove a lung and some muscle tissue or it’s guaranteed your child will lose their life.  The surgery takes 14 hours and you are just exhausted.

A few hours later, your child wakes up and tells you their leg is in excruciating pain.  They took out half his chest.  Why does his leg hurt?  This is a man, he’s 22, who is in the best physical shape and in his prime, he’s crying out in pain and the staff just don’t seem to be doing anything.

It’s a holiday weekend, on a Saturday, and there really just isn’t enough staff.  It’s not because they don’t care but does that really matter?  Your son is in pain and fighting for his life!  Would you think to get legal advice for a medical situation?

The mother called the father who was at home with three other children.  He’s beside himself listening to his wife in tears as she cries out to him.  She asks, do you think LegalShield might be able to do anything?  Hmmmm….. Who would think about legal advice in a medical situation.  Thank God she did!  He made the call.

The lawyer called back in about 10 minutes!  On a Saturday, on a holiday weekend!  That particular lawyer couldn’t answer the question and needed to reach out to someone else who specialized in this kind of thing.  The lawyer asks if it’s ok if he makes a couple of calls before offering any advice.  Of course!  The lawyer from Toronto called another law firm out west who in turn calls the father back.  Now there are two lawyers working for the family.  Oh, and the lawyer from out west was on the phone to the mother within an hour.  He gave the mother some suggestions about how to communicate her concerns and that resulted in a little more attention from the medical staff.

The bigger thing is that the ability to make that call and get a response knowing there wouldn’t be a bill for it was such a relief at a time when you just wouldn’t be able to think straight.  Imagine that!  A lawyer talking you through steps you can take on a holiday weekend and not only do you not pay overtime, you don’t even get a bill.

Legal advice in a medical situation, would have thought?

 

WHO CAN AFFORD TO CALL A LAWYER?

Anyone can.  A LegalShield membership means that you can pick up the phone any time you have a legal question.  Whether it’s legal advice in a medical situation or you need help understanding tax law, LegalShield membership means you don’t have to be afraid of the phone.  It’s really not that heavy any more!

We all have everyday legal life events.  Most of us don’t seek the proper legal advice simply because of the fear of the cost.  Doesn’t that mean the legal system is for the wealthy?  Not if you have a LegalShield membership.

Empower yourself with access to good legal advice.  Don’t let the system scare you away from knowing your rights.

 

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the clients who introduced me to LegalShield.  I’m thankful for the growth that came from being a part of such a wonderful group of people.  I’m thankful for those lawyers who helped calm my wife that day.

What are you thankful for today?

Disclosure:  My wife and I are LegalShield independent associates.  The story used above is based on a personal experience and may not apply to your situation.  This blog is a story to demonstrate a potential use of membership and in no way makes any representation or promises on behalf of LegalShield.  Please visit our associate site for more information about membership.