National Director Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert started the Texas Chapter of the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association in December 2013. This journey began with the struggle for justice for her daughter who succumbed to medical negligence. Twenty-two (22) years her daughter fought valiantly to win every medical challenge known to man, but that was no value to society.
NMMAA a non-partisan educational organization was created to promote transparency, integrity in the medical profession, and accountability. Through our educational endeavor, NMMAA advocates high standards of ethics and morality ensuring non-abuse of powers entrusted to the profession by the American people. Deirdre simply says “This is our ultimate goal.” As National Director, Deirdre provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the organization and manages the staff and volunteers nationally.
It was evident that medical malpractice was a human rights issue, and many aspects of it was exaggerated, placing value on malpractice costs over that of human life.
The average ordinary citizen has no idea about “Tort Reform” and how moral cards are not stacked in his/her favor, should a loved one fall victim. Thus, it is the spirit of righting unchecked wrongs, of unified activism, of raising a singular voice, of standing for those unable to stand for themselves, and the spirit of intentional healing that inspires the programming of The NMMAA.
Deirdre has worked tirelessly with the NAACP and National Action Network to create the first medical malpractice health initiative. Deirdre says that she wants this organization to be the tool of voice for all Americans.