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 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help patients and families learn about their legal rights and options after being affected by medical malpractice.
Welcome to the website of my other 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.