[/QUOTE]Originally posted by stini@Mar 16 2005, 01:42 AM
Firstly, I really don't want to tread on any toes here, so please, no one be offended by me expressing a bit of opinion. But I've never understood why people think that suing will somehow make it better when a patient (human, canine, or otherwise) dies at a medical professional's office during surgeries.
I understand that families go through a lot of emotional pain when a loved one passes on.
I also understand that if it happened because of a careless mistake, then that should definately be looked in to.
But is taking someone to court really the answer? Will being awarded ridiculous amounts of money make a person feel less sad??
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Nichole@Mar 17 2005, 01:55 AM
I always believed in justice until we recently went to court. To make a long story semi-shortmy husband was working for this guy, who on paper everything looked legit. Then one day he up and fired my husband for no reason. When we got all the paperwork together, it turns out he was taking THOUSANDS of dollars out of my husbands paychecks and keeping it (he never paid state taxes--the state has no record of him ever having worked for this company).
After trying to work it out rationally with this @$$, we were told to go to the IL Dept of Labor over this dispute. Well, after many months of negations, the judge ordered this guy to pay my husband all the money he owed. Months went by and we never got the money. So we took him to small claims court and the guy never showed up! The judge then agreed with the previous judge and ordered him to pay the money AGAIN! He was sent notification and still never paid. Well, I called several law offices and was told that even though a ruling was issued against him, there was really nothing that could be done! I ended up calling our state representative and she did all she could to help (she had me send all the legal documents to them, the IL Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS). Do you know what happened? Every one of those people would not help! Even the IRS after I sent them documents that he was defrauding the government!
So in the end, he kept the money he stole from my husband, and he gets to stay in business--Where is the justice???
We were told that we could place a lien on his business, but guess what? This guy already has SEVEN liens on his business! Why does he get to be above the law?
So, basically I learned that I will never sue again, even when I know I am right. We ended up LOSING money for all the court costs and misc. stuff. Talk about learning the tough way.