Matthew H. H. Young, MD, JD, MBA, CMQ, FCLM, Esq.
At the age of 19, I became a victim of medical malpractice--not once but twice. The first time was when my father died from medical malpractice. The second was when we brought a medical malpractice lawsuit and lost in court. Instead of owning up to their mistakes, the defendants in our case lied and denied and defended their way out. To this day, I still blame myself for losing our case in part because I chose the wrong lawyer for my family. Back then, I was just a high school graduate, and I didn't know any better. I would be lying to you if I told you that I wasn't still angry about what had happened. In fact, that anger propelled me through my undergraduate studies at Harvard College, and then through Harvard Medical School, where I got my medical degree, and through Harvard Law School, where I got my law degree. Anger and pain are powerful motivators.
Today, I am the Founder & Executive Director of the Patient Advocacy Organization and Resource (PAOR.org, pronounced "POWER"). We are a not-for-profit in the process of applying for non-profit status. Our mission is to help the patients and families of medical malpractice learn about their legal rights and options.
Welcome to the website of my other not-for-profit endeavor -- the Patient Advocacy Office of Matt Young (PAOMY.org). My mission here is to help other patients and families harmed by medical malpractice get the justice that my family was denied. I want to help patients and families figure out if they might have a case and, if so, how to go about finding the right lawyer to take on their case. I want to answer their questions and be a resource. I want to help them get their own medical records and be their own advocates. I am happy to offer free medical record reviews with a rapid turnaround time. I guess this is my attempt to offer others the kind of help my 19-year-old self wish he had gotten.