Portland, OR asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Oregon

Q: Am I able to get pro bono help for discrimination malpractice negligence and probably soon a wrongful death suit

My son's father's on his deathbed being refused medical treatment medications and insurance even though his income limit is guaranteed to meet criteria

1 Lawyer Answer
Virgil Royer
Virgil Royer
  • Salem, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Your question likely poses many more questions. Being refused treatment, if done intentionally, can be much more than just negligent conduct. Also, there are many laws to protect people being denied insurance coverage. You may want to contact the state's insurance commissioner with regard to this issue. However, most, if not all, personal injury lawyers will accept a case on a contingency fee basis. This means that if they do not collect a monetary award or settlement for you, they do not receive any attorney fees. So, if you have a case that has potential merit, it is likely you will find an attorney to help you. They will earn they fees by producing a judgment/settlement. If they do not see a claim with merit, it is very unlikely you will find someone who will accept the case--even on a pro bono basis. I am very sorry to hear that someone is being denied treatment, medication, and insurance. If this treatment would save his life, that makes it more frustrating. You should seek consultation with an attorney, many offer free consultations. My thoughts are with your family. Stay Strong.

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