Medical malpractice: When it happens to an Ecuador expat

Ah, beautiful, dreamy, wonderful Ecuador! Amidst all of the enchanted scenery, wildlife, mountains, beaches and rich Ecuadorian culture to write back home to friends and loved ones about, so as to whet their appetites when stating the words, “wish you were here.” But one might also ask him- or herself, what is to be done if “life happens” while making other plans in Ecuador, when one’s seemingly “amable” (the Spanish word for “friendly”) Ecuadorian Doctor or Clinic turns what was supposed to be a “routine medical procedure”, into instead a “terrible medical nightmare”? As an Ecuadorian lawyer, I happen to…

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