"No, in short she is telling you to get a professional involved if you want this to go anywhere. I have been a civil law attorney for over 30 years, and I wouldn't try to do this on my own. You have nothing to lose by speaking with a malpractice lawyer, they take these cases on contingency, meaning you owe no attorney's fees unless you win. "
Nothing to lose? LOL! Just time.
You will gain one thing, if your sharp enough - that MP lawyers are a rude lot, because your state legislature has made them that way.
Yea and IF YOU LOSE YOU OWE THE ATTORNEY BIG TIME!!! One attorney told me it costs $70 grand minimum just to go to trial We lost? ...oh, no problem let me just write a check from my empty bank account drained from paying all the freakin' bills. Are you kidding?
I have spoke to many attorneys, most blew me off faster than the Flash, but a few were gracious and helpful - As an attorney you should know the FACTS most MP attorneys won't tell you - they take on about 1 out of 1000 claims, because after weeding out claims with merit, even though they have merit the costs usually do not make it feasible to peruse a case - the caps and costs in court are high in many states. That is actually where a MP attorney, whom I think was exceptionally awesome, gave me the idea. I am using an attorney when/if the time comes. Probably the guy who suggested I DIY it ;)
So you say you've been a civil attorney for over 30 years?