For you to have power of attorney to exercise on behalf of your parents you would need to have a WRITTEN power of attorney document signed by them, giving you such authority. It would be ideal if the document was prepare by an attorney.
Read your post several times, still not exactly sure what you are asking.
I think you are wondering if a paid attorney is better than a public defender. Is that right?
Better lawyer? No.
More aligned to client concerns?Sometimes.
More willing to go to trial? Yes.
My gut tells me you did not speak with your husband’s Commanding Officer.
If you are legally married and legally command sponsored in Korea you are definitely under the cognizance of your husband's command and he is definitely required to provide you financial support and he can definitely be forced to do so by the Command and he faces severe consequences if he fails to do so.
Recommend you immediately contact all of the following—via email, phone or face-to-face:
1. Your husband’s...
dismiss with prejudice-the claimant has NO privilege to refile the case. Its done.
dismiss without prejudice--the case has been set aside, but the plaintiff MAY open another suit on the same claim (a do over).
What harm did you suffer? You were not turned away, you checked yourself out. You didn't get a private room and they were unpleasant to you? Is that your claim? Where were you for the four hours before they sent you to the
crowded triage room?
See a NV Medical malpractice attorney who may be able to tease out additional facts, but I don't think you have any case.