Health Care Issues Faced By Ordinary People
Robert J. Frank, is a litigation attorney helping ordinary people facing health care issue. This experience is essential in a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice.
I’m Robert J. Frank. I am a candidate for the position of Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. I have spent my 28-year legal career representing ordinary people facing Health Care Issue. The experiences I have are necessary in a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice.
The people of West Virginia have lost confidence in our state’s highest court. Too often Justices and candidates to be Justices seem disconnected; their experiences very different from those of the rest of us. Too often their legal backgrounds, which may be impressive on paper, don’t seem to apply to the issues which face ordinary people. West Virginia needs Justices who have helped ordinary people overcome extraordinary legal challenges; Justices who know what ordinary people face, and who know how their decisions will impact the lives of people affected by their decisions.
All West Virginias will access health care. Unfortunately, some will have negative experiences from this access. These issues may include an inability to pay medical bills, non-payment by an insurance company, or even injury caused by the negligence of a physician, nurse or hospital. Conversely, doctors who just want to practice medicine are continually faced with legal challenges in the business of practicing medicine. The Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court must have experience with health care related legal issues.
I have represented clients in dealing with unpaid medical bills and litigating with insurance companies responsible for paying. I have evaluated many claims of medical malpractice, only taking those that are highly merited in which the outcome to the family involved was catastrophic. As a young associate one of the first of such cases I was involved in was of a young woman profoundly brain injured as a result of an anesthesia error in an elective abortion procedure. I have and am currently litigating numerous cases relating to failure to warn of the risks of prescription drugs. This has included a series of suits in 2009 against Purdue Pharma, LP for misbranding of OxyContin.
I am not anti-doctor, or anti-drug. I am married to a physician. I lecture to medical students, interns and residents at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine on issues relating to medical liability, contracts and medical payment formulas. I represent physicians in business formation, separation and litigation.
Medical/Legal issues are complicated and are something we all face. Shouldn’t a Justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court be experienced in such issues?
Robert J. Frank has real experience, representing ordinary people, facing extraordinary legal issues. This type of experience is essential in a West Virginia Supreme Court Justice.
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