My question involves public health law in the State of: California
Hi everyone, I just want to know how do the law about poor families complaining regarding medical malpractice? You see, my grandmother died 6 years ago because her doctor insisted on doing a surgical procedure to remove the cancer cells that has spread on both of her lungs. Knowing that my grandmother refused to undergo the said procedure because my Aunt specifically told her to wait for her and she'll be the one to talk to her doctor. But apparently the doctor insisted she badly needed the procedure. The procedure affected her health because we found out that with her condition, there is no way you can remove the cancer cells on her lungs without puncturing her ribs and other internal organs. To make the long story short, my grandma died because of complication. My Aunt contacted some lawyers to file a malpractice case against the Doctor, but the 3 lawyers turned down her case because she is dying and she has no money. Is it true that, if you're old, dying and have no money, lawyers won't be eager to take your case? even if it means that you are 100% chance of winning the case?