The fact is that you don’t have to speak to the liability insurer, but it doesn’t want you to know that. If there were witnesses, especially if they support your version of the events, you must document their names and contact information. An educated claimant knows what he has to say and what he can keep private. He knows what forms he has to sign and what forms can be discarded. And believe me, an unrepresented person does not pose a credible threat of a lawsuit.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
- D. Bruce Kehoe
- Joseph Tacopina
- Mitchell D. Frankel
- Randall H. Scarlett
- Maria K. McGinty-Ferris
- Peter D. Giglione
- Daniel M. Gilleon
- D. Aaron Brock
- Pejman Javaheri
- Patrick Witherington
- Ryan Browne
- Kenneth L. Shigley
D. Bruce Kehoe
As partner at Wilson Kehoe Winingham, LLC, D. Bruce Kehoe is committed to representing clients in Richmond, Indianapolis and across the state of Indiana. He focuses his practice on personal injury cases that involve the following matters: airplane and helicopter crashes, brain and spinal cord injuries, defective products and birth injuries.After receiving an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from Indiana University, Mr. Kehoe went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.A serious injury does more than simply cause physical pain. People who have suffered because of someone elses negligence may also face numerous, overwhelming expenses. With a background in medicine, Mr. Kehoe has a keen insight into the physical, emotional and financial toll personal injury matters can take. Additionally, he is a licensed pilot who understands how the aviation industry works, which provides him a unique perspective in cases involving plane crashes.Mr. Kehoe works diligently to secure maximum compensation for clients and prepares to go to trial on every case. For his successes, he has earned the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for his work with product liability; he holds an Avvo Superb rating; and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association honored him with the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2001.Active in the legal community, Mr. Kehoe is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Indianapolis Bar Association. He is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. A published author, Mr. Kehoe regularly lectures and provides instruction on law matters. 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. The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
Joseph Tacopina, the founder and Managing Partner of the Manhattan based Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel, specializing in criminal, civil, and securities litigation, is widely recognized as the go tocriminal defense attorney in the country (nationwide). Tacopina is included in ,New York Magazine, as New York areas Top Rated Lawyer,and named the best-dressed, smoothest-talking, hardest-working criminal defense attorney goingin a six-page spread in ,GQ Magazine,s Power section.Tacopina skyrocketed in the legal profession since his early days as a Kings County District Attorneys Office prosecutor, where he prevailed in 39 of 40 trials. After entering private practice, Tacopina displayed his talent not only for criminal defense law, but also in public and press relations, which he has elevated to a new level in the criminal defense field. Tacopina has earned the medias praise and frequently appears as a much sought after legal analyst by media outlets nationwide, including CNN, NBC, ABC, FoxNews, CNBC, and MSNBC. Tacopina has also headlined ,Primetime,, ,48 Hours,, ,E! Entertainment,, and ,Dateline, and served as a special correspondent for ,20/20, to investigate the controversial murder prosecution of American exchange student Amanda Knox in Italy.Notably, ,CBSs The Guardian used Tacopinas courtroom charm to model their main character, and, one of James Pattersons bestselling books, ,Private #1 Suspect, included Tacopina in Chapter 80 based on his reputation as one of the best criminal defense lawyers.Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct faculty member at Cardozo Law Schools Intense Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) and lectures to audiences nationwide on a variety of legal issues, including speaking before the Saratoga County Bar Association and at their Law Day Ceremony. He is a judge for Yale Law Schools Mock Trial Association and is AV rated by his peers in Martindale Hubble. Joe has been consistently chosen as one of New Yorks Top Lawyers in ,The New York Times Magazine, and was recognized by the Italian American Bar Association as Man of the Yearfor his outstanding achievements. NewsWeek Magazine recently named him a nationwide leading attorney and The ,Italian Tribune, Columbus Day Executive Board awarded Tacopina the prestigious Christopher Columbus/Publishers Award, which has been conferred upon many prominent individuals of Italian heritage for over 40 years including President Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Joe DiMaggio.Because of his reputation as a premier trial attorney, Tacopina has been published in multiple venues on various aspects of trial litigation. Joe authored articles for both the New York Post and Daily News, and was a contributing author to ,Inside the Minds – Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, published by Westlaw and ,Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination,, published by Juris Publishing, Inc.Tacopina has tried nearly 100 cases to verdict and recently received one of the largest civil verdicts in New Jersey, as well as an acquittal for a NYPD officer accused of rape and burglary in a case that garnered national media attention.Joe has earned high praise from prominent media and press personalities throughout his career. Listed below are just a few.Joe Tacopina, the best in business - Ashleigh Banfield, ,CNN,The best defense attorney in the country - Sid Rosenberg, ,WABC Radio,One of the best attorneys - Reverand Al Sharpton,Mr. Tacopina is to the defense bar what Donald Trump is to real estate – ,New York Times,Joe Tacopina, defense attorney... one of the best – Matt Lauer, ,Today Show,[Tacopina] ranks among a group of top criminal defense lawyers – ,The Wall Street Journal,Elevated to the upper level of prominence – ,USA Today,One of New Yorks fiercest defenders – ,NY, Daily News,Top-shelf, high powered litigator – ,New, York Post,High profile, high powered New York defense attorney – ,ABC Primetime,One of the great defense attorneys of all time– Sean Hannity, ,Fox News,When you hire Joe Tacopina – its over – Don Imus,Joe Tacopina is one of New Yorks best criminal defense attorneys – Geraldo Rivera, ,Fox News,Tacopinas unbelievable. That guy works magic. He is the real deal. Hes not to be messed with – Don Imus, ,Imus in the Morning,One of the great trial lawyers in America who wins cases that nobody else could win - Rikki Klieman, ,Court TV Analyst
Mitchell D. Frankel
For over 29 years, Mitchell D. Frankel has specialized in all types of personal injury litigation and general/commercial disputes. Mr. Frankel has successfully handled and tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the New York metropolitan area including multimillion-dollar resolutions ranging from commercial matters to personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Mr. Frankel graduated, with Honors, with a B.A. in economics from SUNY Binghamton and received his law degree, with Honors, from The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Randall H. Scarlett
Attorney Randall H. Scarlett, principal of the Scarlett Law Group, concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, wrongful death and other serious wrongs. His firm also handles cases involving product liability, aviation disaster, medical malpractice, international human rights, domestic civil rights, environmental actions and complex consumer actions. Scarlett Law Group is located in San Francisco, California.A frequent lecturer throughout the United States on brain injury, spinal cord injury, catastrophic personal injury and other matters, Mr. Scarlett is admitted to practice before all the United States District Courts of California; the District of Columbia; the California Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is a fellow of Trial Advocacy with the National College of Advocacy and is sitting this year for qualification as diplomat of that organization. Mr. Scarlett has been given an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell (2002 - present), has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009 - present), and has been listed as a Superlawyer (2006 - present). Mr. Scarlett is a member of Academy of Trial Professionals, a fellow of the Knights of the Bar, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
536 Pacific Avenue, Barbary Coast Building,, San Francisco CA 94133
Maria K. McGinty-Ferris
As an attorney at Swartz Culleton PC, Maria K. McGinty-Ferris has worked with numerous people in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas who have fallen victim to someone elses negligence. She has guided clients through the legal claims process following incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and defective products. Through using her sharp litigation skills, thorough planning and creative tactics, she has recovered compensation on behalf of those she represents.Prior to advocating for people who have suffered a personal injury, Ms. McGinty-Ferris worked on the other side of the courtroom representing insurance companies. She brings that experience to her practice today, knowing the tactics these organizations may use to try to shortchange victims. Her strong background is one of the reasons she has been able to bring jury and bench trials to verdict.Another reason for her success is that Ms. McGinty-Ferris believes in honing her craft. She is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, through which she speaks with peers about current trends, new technology and other tools that are useful in representing clients.In 2001, Ms. McGinty-Ferris received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She then graduated with a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2004.Ms. McGinty-Ferris is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Outside her work, Ms. McGinty-Ferris provides pro bono services to people who are facing a variety of legal issues.
Peter D. Giglione
Attorney Peter D. Giglione is a partner at Massa, Butler, and Giglione, a law firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Giglione primarily handles cases involving nursing home abuse, representing a wide group of individuals and families throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. He also has experience with matters involving automobile accidents, consumer protection, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability and vaccine injuries.A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Mr. Giglione has more than 16 years of experience, including thirteen years litigating nursing home abuse and neglect matters. Over the course of his career, he has attained verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars for his clients. He holds a license to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.Mr. Giglione has received awards and honors for his success on behalf of clients. He has been named one of the Top 40 under 40by The National Trial Lawyers and became a member of the invitation-only organization the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County in 2013.Along with his law practice, Mr. Giglione serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater Duquesne University School of Law. He directs the universitys trial advocacy program, managing the moot court program and trial advocacy courses.Mr. Giglione enjoys being involved in the legal community and is a member of various professional organizations. He belongs to the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Ohio State Bar Association, The West Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1543,, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Daniel M. Gilleon
Serving clients in San Diego, California, Daniel M. Gilleon is dedicated to cases that pertain to personal injury litigation, employment disputes and civil rights issues. Mr. Gilleon is an outstanding trial lawyer who has earned a reputation for success due in part to his tough litigating skills and avid pursuit of justice. He served as lead council on several high profile cases, including the trial of former San Diego Padres player Brian Giles. Mr. Gilleon also represented eight of the 11 victims in the notorious sexual battery case against San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos. In addition to seeking the highest possible compensation for his individual clients, he also represents large companies such as State Farm and Farmers Insurance.Daniel Gilleon is often called upon by television networks, such as NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox, for legal analysis in cases of public interest. He served his country in the United States Navy and later went on to be an honors graduate of the California Western School of Law. His honors and recognitions include an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award presented by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego in 2009. In addition to his dedication to the needs of his clients, Mr. Gilleon is active in his community, offering free legal counseling through a prison reform program. He is an active member of the San Diego County Bar Associations Children at Risk Committee and teaches continuing education classes on a number of legal subjects.Former clients note the professional yet aggressive manner with which Daniel Gilleon pursues the maximum potential compensation in every case. His reputation mirrors his ability in all manners of litigation. He is passionate about seeing justice served for all his San Diego clients.
D. Aaron Brock
Founder of Brock & Gonzales, LLP, D. Aaron Brock is passionate about the rights of the average worker in California. Throughout his career, he has earned millions in settlements and verdicts in cases of personal injury and employment law violations. An experienced, knowledgeable professional, he is personally committed to protecting clients from the wrongful acts of another.A member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California, Mr. Brock has been honored with several awards throughout his career. In 2013, he was named a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, an Up-and-Coming 100 in the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars, and an Up-and-Coming 25 by the Orange County Rising Stars in 2016.While earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Brock was given the presidential debate scholarship. After graduating in 2002, he then attended Loyola Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2005. He was also a member of the International and Comparative Law Review and the Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, was chair of the Student Senate, captain of the intercollege debate team, and vice-president of the Loyola Marymount student body.Mr. Brock is passionate about protecting the rights of the average citizen in California, particularly when they have suffered an injury from the actions of another or had their rights violated at work. As he creates personal relationships with his clients, he keeps his eye on the goal of adequate compensation for their injuries.
6701 Center Drive West, Suite 610,, Los Angeles CA 90045
P.J. Javaheri is a founding partner of ThruLaw; P.C. a boutique Personal Injury Law Firm ,(www.ThruLaw.com),, operating as Mi Abogado(www.310MiAbogado.com), as well as California Disability Rights Center that handles social security, disability and special education claims for claimants throughout California (,www.CaliforniaDisabilityRights.org,).Mr. Javaheri received his Juris Degree from University of California, Hastings in 2005 and joined Winston & Strawn, LLP, a world-class international law firm, where he sharpened his skills as a corporate and finance attorney. In 2009, he launched the Juris Law Group ,www.JurisLawGroup.com,, a boutique transactional law firm founded on the principles of efficiency and streamlining overhead. With the success of this model, Mr. Javaheri expanded dramatically.As a founding partner of ThruLaw, P.C. Mr. Javaheri is dedicated to serving clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. His practice focuses on the area of personal injury law, particularly in representing people who have been injured in car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, the practice also specializes in premises liability matters. Mr. Javaheri represents California families in wrongful death claims with great success. In recognition of his skills and dedication to his vocation, Javaheri has been named on the California Top Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.Javaheri is an entrepreneur and an active member of the California Bar. He serves as advisor and general counsel to several national companies. In addition to his General Counsel positions, Mr. Javaheri is Chief Operating Officer of a venture capitalist firm, Managing Director of hospitality venues, and founder of Power Liens (,www.PowerLiens.com,). Mr. Javaheri founded Power Liens to assist attorneys and their client in locating physicians who treat personal injury and workers compensation cases on a lien. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Javaheri is a member of a number of professional organizations. Mr. Javaheri is active in the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In each year, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. Javaheri was honored with appointments to the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) Honorary Board of Directors at its highest level; the Diamond Level.Of all his accomplishments, Javaheri is most proud of two things: helping people in need and his family. He has been married to his wife, Jasmin for 10 years and they have three young boys. Mr. Javaheri believes strongly in the importance of family and developing strong ties in the community.Mr. Javaheri is also an avid motorcycle rider.
Attorney Patrick Witherington is the founder and principal of Witherington Law, PLLC, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Serving clients throughout the state, Mr. Witherington devotes his time and resources to helping those who suffered an injury or loss caused by another partys negligence or wrongdoing. In addition to handling all types of personal injury and medical malpractice claims, he also represents small business owners with their legal needs involving contract and partnership disputes, construction disputes, and other related matters.Mr. Witherington graduated with honors in 1999 from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he served the Tennessee Law Review as an editor.In 2002, he obtained his Juris Doctor, and that same year, the Tennessee Bar Association admitted him to practice. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Witherington is active with the Nashville Bar Association, where he served on the board of the young lawyers division. He is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, The Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and is a barrister with The Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court. In 2008, he served as chairman for the Davidson County High School Mock Trial Competition.A highly rated attorney, Mr. Witherington holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb rating from Avvo. In 2011, the Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program, Inc. named him a Home Run Hitter in recognition for his pro bono services.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.
300 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 200,, Nashville TN 37201
Ryan Browne primarily focuses his practice on complex business litigation, personal injury, and mass tort cases. During his career, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil litigation matters. He has also represented clients in a variety of corporate transactional matters and bankruptcy proceedings.
Kenneth L. Shigley
Ken Shigley is Past President of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), past chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (2012-13) and current chair of the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section (2015-16).His practice focuses on , commercial truck and bus accident cases,, , automobile accidents,, , defective products, , , dangerous premises,, , professional negligence , and , insurance coverage,. He has special expertise in intermodal container freight trucking litigation.Almost all of his work for individuals and families in , personal injury , and , wrongful death , cases is done on a , contingent fee , (percentage) basis, plus reimbursement of expenses if the client wins. No no payment is required from the client prior to collection of money from the other side.,Consider these points of Mr. Shigleys credentials:, Past President of the State Bar of Georgia ,Lead author of , , Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice , , (West, 2010-12).Dual board certification in , Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Advocacy from the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (formerly National Board of Trial Advocacy).Chair, Board of Trustees, , Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia,.Frequent speaker on trucking litigation, personal injury and insurance topics at continuing legal education seminars from coast to coast.Secretary, American Association for Justice , Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section.N,ational Conference of Bar Presidents , and Southern Conference of Bar Presidents.One of the rare lawyers who has won a jury verdict for a million dollars more he asked for.Successfully handled many cases involving , wrongful death,, , spinal cord injury,, , brain injury,, , burns , and , back injuries, vertebral fractures,, , herniated cervical discs,, fractured arms, legs, hips and ankles and other injuries arising from auto, , truck and bus accidents,, dangerous premises and defective products.Mr. Shigley began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in a four county rural circuit, then spent several years in small town general practice and a decade in an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta. Since 1991, he has focused on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death cases, insurance coverage disputes, and occasional service as a mediator or arbitrator.Education: Graduate of , Furman University , and , Emory University Law School,. Completed , National College of Advocacy course at Harvard Law School , and an , executive education program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government,.
950 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 1625,, Atlanta GA 30326