Why it is Important to See a Lawyer Immediately

Poor Gina G. (yes, that is her real name and no, she is not our client). Her sexual history may be detailed in front of a courtroom full of people because she waited to speak with a lawyer regarding her potential injury case.

See, Gina had a good medical malpractice against her gynecologist doctor for failure to diagnose a fairly obvious case of cervical and vaginal cancer. After the cancer was discovered, she was contacted by her doctor's insurance company (who said they were calling Gina just to "check up on her to make sure she was doing okay"), and she freely discussed with the insurance adjuster her gynecological and sexual history. Gina ultimately hired an injury lawyer and, unable to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, sued the doctor for her extensive cancer problems made worse by the misdiagnosis.

During the case, the defense repeatedly wanted to talk about her sexual history, claiming the misdiagnosed cancer could easily have been confused with an STD. The issue went before the Judge on the case and he ruled the defense could explore all of her sexual history because Gina had "waived that privilege when she freely talked about it with the insurance adjuster."

If only Gina had talked to a good, experienced injury lawyer before she talked to the insurance adjuster. If you have been injured in an accident, or think you may be charged with crime, it is super important that you talk to a lawyer immediately. Failure to do so can be disastrous, not only for your case but also for your personal life.