You don’t know what your rights are or how to protect them. Leave the car where the incident occurred unless it is unsafe to do so. Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be frightening and confusing. Your doctor will insure that your treatment stays on track, and the evaluations will strengthen your claim against the insurance company. He will be able to determine what payment options are available, explain the risks and benefits of each, and help you make the decisions that will provide the maximum benefit for you and your family.Read More
Medical Malpractice: Amputations
When you have problems with your body, you seek a doctor to help you find the reason. So you invest money in any medical procedure that you may need and hope for the best results. But sometimes, hoping is not enough. In certain cases, you may get out in a worse condition. This doesn’t automatically mean that your doctor did something that he shouldn’t. Still, you should be prepared to face any kind of scenario.
Sometimes, medical treatment or procedures lead to amputation. For example, if a tumor is not treated properly, the doctor could be forced to practice an amputation. It could be the only way to save or extend the patient's life. But if the doctor’s wrong decisions cause this situation, you are entitled to compensation. Amputations can also be caused by deficient post-operational treatment. For example, a wound that is not properly treated by a nurse, if it gets infected, an amputation can be the only way to prevent the further process of the infection.
How Can I Make This Claim? In all the states the victim can make it, providing that he or she has sufficient evidence to support it. But in some states, a family member can also seek compensation. This happens because the victim’s injury affected his or her way of life. In some cases, only the spouses can bring this type of claim against the doctor.
Amputations change the life of the patient. If he needs all his limbs to work, is likely that he will lose his position, therefore his income. Also, this may affect his ability to find work in the future. The victim may try to seek compensation for all the after amputation damages. If you are a victim of a wrongful amputation and want to press charges against a doctor, you must have the advice of an expert. Not only from another medical professional, but you will also need the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Like all medical malpractice situations, you must prove that the injury was caused by your doctor’s actions. For this, you will need help from a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer. He will find all the testimonies and evidence needed to support your claim. Also, he will be responsible for the delivery of all paperwork promptly. Avoiding any kind of problem in the way.
Don’t rely on any expert, seek the advice of an experience and qualified lawyer now!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Christopher Larmoyeux
- Paul J. Fina
- Dennis H. Geisleman
- Alison Wholey Briggs
- Ralph F. Sbrogna
- Ruhul Mumen
- T. Joseph Crumley
- Dan Rayfield
- Anthony J. Cosentino
- Irwin M. Zalkin
- V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr.
- John Gatzke
Christopher M. Larmoyeux, a partner with West Palm Beach, Florida-based firm Larmoyeux & Bone, P.L. is a litigator dedicated to providing intelligent and energetic representation to plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. He is ranked among the countrys leading attorneys in medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases. Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, Mr. Larmoyeux has garnered 65 verdicts and settlements over $1 million on behalf of his clients. In addition, he is a board-certified specialist in civil trial practice in the areas of personal injury, ,medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Mr. Larmoyeux serves individuals and families throughout West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas.Mr. Larmoyeux graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida in 1976 and received his Juris Doctor in 1979 from the University of Notre Dame. He began his legal career in the same year at Montgomery, Lytal, Reiter, Denney & Searcy, P.A. in West Palm Beach, where he became a partner in 1983. He was a partner at two other prominent personal injury firms before founding Larmoyeux & Bone.Mr. Larmoyeux is a member of The Florida Bar and the Colorado Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th circuits. He belongs to the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. Dedicated to his community as well, he supports the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and numerous charities, and he is a frequent speaker on personal injury litigation.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Paul J. Fina
Attorney Paul J. Fina founded his law firm, Fina Law Offices, with the goal of protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in northeastern Illinois. From his firms two law offices in downtown Chicago and Downers Grove, Mr. Fina provides representation, support and guidance to clients pursuing personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation related to the following:,• Car and motorcycle accidents,• Wrongful death,• Slip-and-fall accidents,• Product liability,• Medical malpractice,• Dog bites,• Bicycle and pedestrian accidents,• Nursing home abuse and neglect,• Workplace accidents,Mr. Fina began his legal career in 1988 after earning his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where he went on to earn his Master of Laws. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Finas many courtroom successes have earned him the respect of the legal community. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including an Excellent rating from Avvo, membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.Attorney Fina is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
5205 Washington Street, Downers Grove IL 60515
Dennis H. Geisleman
Dennis H. Geisleman is the co-founder of Geisleman & Brown, LLP. Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to Allen County residents who have suffered economic and non-economic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Geisleman has been involved in include truck and other motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, premises liability, workplace accidents, nursing home abuse and defective products.Mr. Geisleman has practiced personal injury law for his entire career, and he has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury awards for his plaintiff clients. His fellow professionals have taken notice of his excellent track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, Mr. Geisleman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.A native of Indiana, Mr. Geisleman attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1978. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. Mr. Geisleman is an active participant in several professional organizations. Serving on the board of directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, his other memberships include the Allen County Bar Association and The Benjamin Harrison American Inn of Court.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
919 South Harrison Street, Harrison Place, Suite 100,, Fort Wayne IN 46802
Alison Wholey Briggs
Personal Injury Attorney Alison Wholey Briggs focuses exclusively on protecting plaintiffs rights. She is dedicated to the specialty of Personal Injury Law and her firm, Briggs & Wholey, handles personal injury cases throughout the state of Maine. As an Attorne,y and a Nurse, she is uniquely qualified to understand and prove the degree of injury for her clients. For decades, Attorney Wholey Briggs has been helping injured Mainers recover financial damages for harm caused to them as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, or wrongful death. She stands firmly with victims and their families and has earned a reputation as a leader in her field.
477 Commercial Street, Rockport ME 4856
Ralph F. Sbrogna
For more than 40 years, Ralph F. Sbrogna, a partner at the law firm of Sbrogna & Brunelle, LLP, has been aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients in Worcester, Massachusetts, across Worcester County and throughout the entire state. His practice of law is focused on the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, many times involving cases of catastrophic injuries or death.Mr. Sbrogna received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1970. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Suffolk University Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974.Over Mr. Sbrognas long career, he has built a stellar reputation and has received numerous awards and accolades. He is rated AV Preeminent by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical practice combined with superior legal skill. Mr. Sbrogna is additionally a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization which reserves membership for the leading trial lawyers of each state. Mr. Sbrogna has won verdicts and settlements for his clients for amounts ranging into millions of dollars and multimillion-dollar awards. As a result of those successes, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Sbrogna is admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of such legal organizations as the Worcester County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He also spends extensive amounts of time volunteering in numerous organizations.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Ruhul Mumen is an attorney at Michigan Injury Law Group, located in Hamtramck, Michigan. Mr. Mumen practices personal injury law, representing clients who have been injured due to automobile accidents, dangerous products, premise accidents or other types of incidents. He proudly serves clients in Hamtramck, Detroit and throughout Wayne County and the entire state of Michigan.Mr. Mumen earned his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Michigan since 2012 and has practiced personal injury law since becoming licensed.Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Mumen has received recognition for his contributions to the profession. In 2016, he received the Top 10 Attorneyaward from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the 10 Best Client Satisfactionaward from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.Active in his local and professional community, Mr. Mumen is a member of organizations, including the Michigan Association for Justice. He has been a member of this organization since 2013. The Michigan Association for Justice works with lawyers throughout the country to promote justice for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another.Mr. Mumen is also very active in the State Bar of Michigan. He belongs to many sections of the associations, including the consumer law, criminal law, elder law, general practice, health care law, insurance and indemnity law, law practice management and legal administrators, probate and estate, social security lawyers, workers compensation and young lawyers.
T. Joseph Crumley
Few lawyers can match Joes credentials, with over thirty years of legal experience. Joe has been a partner at Bradshaw & Bryant over ten years, having spent most of his early career at Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben. He has tried and settled cases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.Joe excels in personal injury litigation, securing many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In his very first trial, the jury awarded SIX times more than the insurer offered. Since then, he has secured:,• $1.5 million, a record setting settlement for injuries to a Wisconsin motorcyclist,• $1 million structured settlement after verdict against mothers restaurant for hand injury,• $15 million award, $5 million judgment for injuries from drunk driver,• $510,000 settlement for death and injuries from loose rodeo bull,• $461,000 award for ankle fracture - with Jim Schwebel,• $330,000 verdict for slip and fall on ice,• $87,000 verdict for neck injury,• $60,000 structured settlement for dog bite to 8-year-old,Joe has many other similar verdicts and settlements, some of which are confidential.Joe is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the very highest rating an attorney can achieve from the most highly respected attorney rating service. He has been Board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist since 1998. He has been a Top Lawyer almost every year since 1999.Joe not only knows the law, he teaches it! In addition to the Practice Pointers column that he authors for Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Joe has written many articles relating to No-Fault and Personal Injury. He regularly teaches lawyers, doctors and lay people. He has organized and taught numerous programs in Auto Accident Law and Trial Strategy. He has also taught classes in No-Fault Auto Insurance Law at William Mitchell College of Law.Joe served as President of Minnesota Association for Justice (previously MTLA), President of the Warren Burger Inn of Court and President of the Minnesota Consumer Alliance. He has also won such accolades as MTLAs Trial Lawyer of the Yearand ExcellenceAwards.Joe was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 1987 and the U.S. Federal Court in 1988. He attended William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning his J.D. in 1987. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned his B.A at the University of Minnesota in 1984.
Dan Rayfield focuses on representing individuals in plaintiff personal injury and police misconduct cases. An attorney with the firm of Nelson MacNeil Rayfield Trial Attorneys PC, he practices across the state but is centrally located in Albany and Corvallis. Mr. Rayfield earned his law degree from Willamette University in 2006. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Rayfield is active in the community. He serves as a Commissioner on the board of the Linn-Benton Housing Authority, Board member of New Roots Housing, member of the Greater Corvallis Rotary Club, Past-President of the Linn-Benton Bar Association, Past-President on the board of the Majestic Theatre Management, Former coach of the OSU mock trial team, and a former Linn County Peer Court judge.
Anthony J. Cosentino
Anthony J. Cosentino is committed to defending the rights of injured workers and people who have been injured by the negligence of others. He focuses primarily on litigation, having extensive experience in personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation cases. At Pennsylvania law firm DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, P.C. Mr. Cosentino accepts clients in Franklin County and the surrounding communities.Mr. Cosentino was one of the first lawyers in the state to earn a certification as a specialist in workers compensation law from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He takes pride in his ability to serve as an advocate for injured clients and their families, and works tirelessly to build strong cases that achieve results. Mr. Cosentino has a full understanding of the complex laws surrounding workers compensation and knows how to help clients receive the compensation they deserve.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Boston College, Mr. Cosentino received his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, he served as an editor for The Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law. Mr. Cosentino is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.Mr. Cosentinos strong legal ethics have earned him the respect of his peers; he holds a Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2009, Mr. Cosentino has served as Franklin Countys delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Associations House of Delegates. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Franklin County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Irwin M. Zalkin
Irwin M. Zalkin is the founder of and a partner at Zalkin Law Firm, based in San Diego, California. He focuses his practice largely on the representation of sexual abuse and sexual assault victims, with a client base that encompasses the entire state. Mr. Zalkin also has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and he has appeared pro hac vice in several other jurisdictions as well.Mr. Zalkin has participated in several high-profile sexual abuse cases. He served as mediation liaison counsel in a case in which more than 100 childhood victims brought an action against the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, and he took the lead in negotiating a settlement of nearly $200 million. Mr. Zalkin was also part of the trial team that sued the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and that case ended up being settled for more than $600 million. In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for clients who were harmed by the negligence of other parties.Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record in all of these endeavors as well as for his superb ethics, Mr. Zalkin has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr.
Attorney V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr. is a partner at The Palumbo Law Group, LLC, in Fort Washington, Maryland. Mr. Palumbo focuses his practice on criminal defense and personal injury law, serving clients in metropolitan areas and throughout Southern Maryland. He handles matters involving car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and wrongful death.Admitted to practice law since 1986, Mr. Palumbo is licensed in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th circuits. He has more than 30 years of experience and is committed to providing personal service combined with strong legal knowledge.Before forming The Palumbo Law Group, LLC, Mr. Palumbo clerked for a federal judge and practiced as an associate for Arent Fox. In addition to his practice, he has authored articles on various legal topics for publications, including the Human Resources Management Reporter, the Prince Georges County Bar Association newsletter and the Duke Law Journal.Honored for accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Palumbo has been recognized by groups such as The National Trial Lawyers. This invitation-only organization is comprised of the top trial attorneys from each state who meet certain criteria.Mr. Palumbo is active in his legal community and belongs to a variety of professional organizations. He is a member of the Prince Georges County Bar Association, The District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
10905 Ft Washington Rd, Ste 103,, Fort Washington MD 20744
John Gatzke is a managing partner of Gatzke Law, LLC, located in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Representing clients throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, he focuses the majority of his practice on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by others in motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises and product liability cases, and pedestrian accidents. The remainder of Mr. Gatzkes practice is devoted for the most part to workers compensation matters, helping people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease to obtain their rightful benefits. He also handles civil litigation, probate disputes and has experience in real estate zoning and development.As an undergraduate, Mr. Gatzke attended the University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point and received a Bachelor of Science in communications in 2007. He subsequently pursued his legal studies at Marquette University Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2012. Admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts, Mr. Gatzke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.During his career, Mr. Gatzke has obtained jury awards and settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients. An active participant in several professional organizations, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the Waukesha County Bar Association.