Medicine and Law – A Collision between Two Heavyweight Fields

If you’re at that stage in your life where you’re under a bit more pressure to make a final decision as to the career path you’re going to invest your time in, ask your Baby-boomer grandparents for some input and the likelihood is that they’ll advise you to follow the classic careers which hold the most prestige, namely law or medicine! Why is that though?

Your grandparents are perhaps looking at it from the point of view of what pretty much everything in this world comes right back down to, when the dust settles, which is health and law. I’m willing to bet that they’re only too well aware of the fact that some of the richest people in this world are indeed those who followed a career in the technology space, but then again the bigger the payout you’d be chasing, the higher the associated risk.

They’re also probably thinking about it from the point of view of the steady flow of business which takes place through the doors of medical facilities and law offices, as the biggest names in the tech industry also have to make use of the services offered in these fields. Along with the offices of the local law firm, the doctor’s office perhaps sees more steady action than the boardrooms of a Stock Exchange listed Silicon Valley company, so it’s all about catering to the basics and to a certain degree, playing it safe.

It’s quite interesting to note the many different outcomes of the periodic collision between the two heavyweight fields of law and medicine though, especially when we take into account that together they form one very big and powerful field which is transcendental, and yet at times they are pitted against each other to decide the fate of someone or a group of people caught in the middle of the war.

If you visit the offices of a Miami personal injury attorney for example, you would likely either be trying to get some legal recourse against someone who operates in the medical industry, like a doctor cited in a medical malpractice case, or you might be looking to have the legal field join forces with the medical field to have you compensated for something like an injury that befell you as a result of the negligence of someone else. In the former it’s in a sense the legal profession against the medical field, but another medical professional would probably be roped-in to form part of proceedings, such as how they might have to provide a second opinion to back up the accusations made against the primary doctor with regards to their alleged malpractice.

In the latter it’s perhaps clear to see the link, but in pretty much any circumstance these two fields which are mighty forces on their own inevitably collide. The onus is on you to ensure that whenever they do collide, you’re on the right side of the resultant explosion, whether this means you’ll avoid getting into trouble which could otherwise eat away at your freedom or if it means finding new freedom in health, wealth and everything else which forms part of the fundamentals of modern day life.