No I really did not receive a 'genuine' answer more sort of evasion as I asked this question of them. Now I am asking you. If one receives negligent treatment from a physician in France, that resulted in great pain and could have resulted in death what does one do????
then in fact 'nothing can be done' that is without a lengthy procedure and significant funds being paid out by the plaintiff without sure success. Sounds like a 'no-win' situation to me and like said at the outset 'one has to die' for anything significant to be done and in France that is not even sure!!
But experts in France cost a lot of money and often lawyers in the US will do this kind of case (given enough proof - open and shut in my case) on a contingency basis and take 33% of the actual judgement amount.
Just because they are 'not allowed' does not mean they do not! Especially in these times. But generally speaking everyone in France is averse to RISK!
Look M. Perrin: tout ce que je veux, c'est de trouver q'un d'un niveau de pouvoir qui peut envoyer une lettre pour moi a ce chirurgien plastique (bien connu a Marseille) pour lui dire ce qu'il m'a fait souffrir. Il etait bien castigue par le medecin aux urgences, mais s'il n'est pas possible de recuperer de l'argent, je veux bien qu'il a des soucis pour sa profession. Un chirurgien plastique qui ne donne pas des AB a son patient apres la chirurgerie ne merite pas etre chirurgien!
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