Unlike previous celebrity legal phenomena, the Conrad Murray trial seems to have created a general peace of mind around the globe, with no riots, protesters, rights activists or residual fiascoes. But does this mean the public is satisfied with the verdict?
Its been 8 days since the verdict was announced that Dr. Conrad Murray would be found guilty for the death of superstar Michael Jackson, who was found to have died prematurely from “acute propofol intoxication” by the Los Angeles County coroner June 25, 2009. Since that time, the world seems to have come back from being closet listeners to being proud to listen to and share the music of this beloved musician.
Lawyers of Murray made it clear that they would appeal the verdict, but in the meantime, the overall feedback online seems to center around a general feeling of vindication.
Why Regular People are Afraid to Sue
For the rest of the world, a medical malpractice case can be a scary decision for victims and their families. Here are the top reasons:
- Fear of surreal costs
- Fear that the defense will have better council (doctors are often financially well)
- The emotion of revisiting a passing or traumatizing event
- Fear of the unknown
The good news is that most personal injury lawyers, us included, offer a free initial consultation to help you through these fears. Unlike buying a car or physical property, with a lawsuit, you don’t need to come up with huge wad of cash before you begin the process. If your attorney believes you have a great case, you may be able to work out arrangements where payment comes out of compensation won from the case (depending on the circumstance).
As for Murray, despite the fact that he was a wealthy (very wealthy) celebrity doctor with a team of lawyers, the truth prevailed and he’s on his way to prison. If you find yourself in a circumstance where you believe wrong has been done by a medical professional, we suggest speaking with an attorney to learn your rights.