If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s license and insurance card. But do you know what issues the claims adjuster might use to undermine your claim? As discussed above, the complaint I hear most often from clients about their attorneys is that they’re hard to reach and they don’t return calls. Instead, I obtain the records first to make sure they are relevant before I provide them to the other side. The examiner gets your medical records, she takes a history, performs a physical examination, and generates a report.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
- Jeffrey S. Hirsh
- Wayne Parsons
- Patrick Anderson
- Jason A. Shartzer
- Robert A. DeLello
- Nathan H. Bjerke
- Kari S. Peterson
- Andrew B. Smith
- Frank P. Barbaro
- Walker M. Duke
- Terry P. Abeyta
- Dustin T. Brown
Jeffrey S. Hirsh
As a partner at Goldberg & Hirsh Law, Jeffrey S. Hirsh takes his job to protect victims of negligence seriously. For decades, he has been devoted to helping people navigate complex personal injury cases involving issues such as medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, negligent security, cruise ship accidents, motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. From his office in Miami, Florida, Mr. Hirsh has successfully represented clients through negotiations and jury trials.For his achievements, Mr. Hirsh holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, and the South Florida Legal Guide has listed him as a Top Lawyer. While the accolades are important, what matters most to Mr. Hirsh is securing compensation for people who have suffered damages.The Florida Bar has certified Mr. Hirsh as a civil trial attorney. He knows how to establish the facts surrounding the case as well as illustrate the financial, physical and emotional losses a client has suffered. Though he is compassionate with those he represents, he takes an aggressive stance against the people who are accountable for the injury. He ensures that clients feel heard and supported as their case progresses.In an effort to share his experiences with others, Mr. Hirsh frequently lectures groups about his practice area on topics such as jury selection and causes of action. He also participates in the legal community through organizations such as the Florida Justice Association, the Dade County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.Admitted to practice in Florida and also in New York, Mr. Hirsh earned his law degree from the St. Johns University School of Law.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.
1 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 3020,, Miami FL 33131
At the Wayne Parsons Law Office, Wayne Parsons is strongly committed to protecting the financial and legal rights of his fellow Hawaiians in personal injury cases. He focuses on a full range of injury matters for clients throughout the islands, including motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction litigation and medical malpractice.Mr. Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering – physics and engineering – mathematics, also minoring in electrical engineering, from the University of Michigan. During a stint working on Maui alongside scientists with the 1969 Apollo moon landing, Mr. Parsons fell in love with the people and culture of the islands. He returned to the University of Michigan to earn his Juris Doctor, then settled permanently in Hawaii.Over the years, Mr. Parsons has been extremely active in the legal community, assisting the general public in learning about law and in numerous community service efforts. He founded the Peoples Law School, a course designed to teach nonlawyers basic legal knowledge, and was also the founder of the Hawaii Association for Justice. Mr. Parsons served as president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and governor of the American Association for Justice, and is an active member of the Civil Justice Foundation, the American Institute of Architects, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and the U.S. Green Building Council.Mr. Parsons has been given the highest rating of AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a recipient of the HSBA ‘Ikena Award for public education and the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award of Excellence.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.
Dillingham Business Center, 1406 Colburn St., Suite 201C,, Honolulu HI 96817
Patrick Anderson began his career with Healy Scanlon Law Firm as a clerk in 2004 and has since become an associate attorney. He worked full time as a clerk while completing evening law school courses. His duties involved drafting motions and briefs in trials brought before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Anderson also collaborated with the firms attorneys to obtain successful settlements in countless cases and assisted in more than 20 major jury trials. When he is not representing clients in matters of personal injury, he may be found writing for the Irish American News as part of the firms monthly contribution.Involvement in the legal community enables young attorneys to stay informed of the latest techniques and strategies. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Ltd. As a passionate advocate for his clients, he has an aggressive approach to winning, and he applies his knowledge and experience to every case.During his time in undergraduate school, Mr. Anderson was a member of the National Catholic Honors Society of Delta Epsilon Sigma, and actively competed with other college students through the American Mock Trial Association. He graduated from Lewis University with honors in 2006.As a law student, Mr. Anderson won awards for legal writing, advanced civil procedure, advanced writing for civil litigation and academic excellence in Illinois litigation before graduating magna cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1425,, Chicago IL 60602
Jason A. Shartzer
A native of Indiana, Jason A. Shartzer is the principal attorney at his own law firm that is based in Indianapolis. Providing representation to clients in Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks and Hancock counties, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting those who have been harmed both economically and noneconomically due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Shartzer has been involved in have arisen out of incidents involving dog bites, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, burn injuries resulting from fires or explosions, and premises liability.Throughout his career, Mr. Shartzer has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and his fellow professionals have taken note. He has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.After studying at Tulane University, Mr. Shartzer transferred to Loyola University New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1998. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. After graduation, Mr. Shartzer joined a prominent Indianapolis plaintiffs personal injury law firm, and he remained there until opening Shartzer Law in January 2015. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana. His professional memberships include the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.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.
156 East Market Street, Suite 1000,, Indianapolis IN 46204
Robert A. DeLello
Robert A. DeLello is a partner at Jones Kelleher. Roberts practice focuses on all areas of general liability personal injury litigation, including premises liability, product liability, construction site, motor vehicle claims, and various other types of general liability claims. His experience includes successful resolution of claims through direct negotiation with insurance companies, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal.Robert is a 1988 graduate of Canton High School, received a B.A. (cum laude) from Colby College in 1992, and his law degree (cum laude) from Suffolk University Law School in 1996 where he was a member and Editor of the Transnational Law Review.Robert is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, where he is a member of the Board of Governors and its Executive Board, the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.Robert has been selected both as a Rising Starand a Top Lawyer by the Massachusetts Top Lawyers in the area of personal injury. He has also achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest peer rating available for legal ability and ethical standards. Robert writes and participates in legal seminars for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, M.C.L.E. and at Suffolk University Law School.Robert lives in Canton, Massachusetts with his wife, Kate, and their four children, where he actively participates in Canton Little League and Canton Pop Warner as a coach and volunteer.
Nathan H. Bjerke
A personal injury lawyer with TSR Injury Law, Nathan H. Bjerke represents clients in South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He has been included in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and placed on the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.Mr. Bjerke attended the University of St. Thomas. In 1993, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, then attended the University of Minnesota Law School. There he again graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1994. He is currently a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. A former chair of the Education and Product Liability Committees of the Minnesota Association for Justice, Mr. Bjerke also works with a group of judges and lawyers in the state to shape jury instructions in cases of product liability.A tireless advocate for justice, Mr. Bjerke has taken on corporations such as Kia Motors, Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, Michelin and Kawasaki. He handles all types of personal injury cases, including car, motorcycle, truck and bicycle accidents; drunk driving accidents; workers compensation claims; wrongful death; child/day care injuries; dog bites; food poisoning; defective product accidents; back, neck and spine injuries; ankle, foot, knee, leg and hip injuries; eye and ear injuries; and brain injuries.A member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and The State Bar of California, Mr. Bjerke has over three decades of experience as a skilled, successful litigator. His recent cases include injuries caused by construction equipment defects, dangerous aged tires, tire defects, and car and bus crashes.
7760 France Avenue South, Suite 820,, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55435
Kari S. Peterson
Kari S. Peterson is a founding partner of OLeary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin, and represents clients throughout the country and in St. Louis. She handles cases of catastrophic injury, trucking accidents, wrongful death, electrocutions, auto accidents, premises liability, product liability, workplace injuries, dog bites, pharmaceutical and drug litigation, and workers compensation. Throughout her career, she has represented the rights of clients against large corporations and Fortune 500 companies with a commitment to never giving up.Named one of Missouris Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates, she was also named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 10 Trial Lawyer in Missouri. Martindale-Hubbell also gave Ms. Peterson the Client Distinction Award, and KC Magazine has repeatedly listed her as a Top Plaintiffs Personal Injury Attorney. She was also appointed to The Missouri Bars Workers Compensation Committee in 2004.While earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ms. Peterson was given an American Jurisprudence award and was an editor for The Urban Lawyer law journal. She has worked with insurance companies and organizations in the past to defend them against clients who are injured, but she uses that experience now to help injured individuals, which is her true passion.Ms. Peterson is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the American Association of Justice, the American Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She is also admitted to practice in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri.
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Penthouse 1-A, 23rd Floor,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63117
Andrew B. Smith
A,ndrew focuses his pr,a,ctice on civil litig,a,tion, a,nd crimin,a,l l,a,w.A,ndrew h,a,s experience in, a,ll, a,spects of civil litig,a,tion, from personal injury cases to complex commerical litigations. Andrew is also well versed in ,a,ppell,a,te pr,a,ctice, having petitioned for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court, and filed appeals to the United St,a,tes Court of, A,ppe,a,ls for the Third Circuit, a,nd the New Jersey, A,ppell,a,te Division. He, a,lso h,a,s experience in sports l,a,w.Between college, a,nd l,a,w school,, A,ndrew served for four ye,a,rs, a,s, a,n, A,rtillery Officer in the United St,a,tes, A,rmy deploying to overse,a,s loc,a,tions such, a,s Bosni,a ,a,nd South Kore,a ,a,nd rising to the r,a,nk of C,a,pt,a,in. A,fter l,a,w school he clerked for the Honor,a,ble Sybil R. Moses,, A,.J.S.C. before joining the business, a,nd commerci,a,l litig,a,tion dep,a,rtment of Gibbons P.C. A,ndrew h,a,s interned for the Rochester District, A,ttorneys office, a,nd the Dep,a,rtment of Justice, Bure,a,u of Prisons, Metropolit,a,n Correction Center in New York, New York. A,ndrew h,a,s strong ties to his community, a,nd is, a,ctive in numerous civic, a,nd politic,a,l, a,ctivities, most recently running for Union County Freeholder.
Frank P. Barbaro
Frank P. Barbaro is one of Southern Californias most successful trial lawyers. Having tried, over 100 jury cases,, Frank is well known and respected by defense counsel and the judiciary.Franks willingness to advocate for his client does not end at the trial court level. In ,Soule vs. General Motors Corporation, (GM”), Frank won a ,$1.65 million, verdict for his client Terri Soule in a complex automobile defect case against GM. GM, unwilling to concede defeat and with unlimited resources, appealed its case all the way to the ,California Supreme Court,.After arguing his case in front the Supreme Court Justices, the Court found in favor of Franks client in a ,landmark decision, concerning application of the consumer-expectation test of products liability in an area involving technical issues beyond the experience of the average consumer. Today, this case is taught in every law school around the country.Franks success comes from his ,tenaciousness passion and drive to succeed, for his client. Frank knows that the only way to get the jury to return a fair verdict is to convey to the jury what its like to live a day in the life of the victim. To accomplish this Frank ,takes the time to develop a personal connection with each client and their families.
Walker M. Duke
Walker M. Duke is a partner at Dallas, Texas-based Duke Seth, PLLC. Representing clients throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding counties, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting plaintiffs who have been harmed by another partys negligence. The types of cases that he handles in this regard have included premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Throughout his career he has been able to obtain sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Duke also has extensive experience in business litigation, including the representation of construction companies that have not been paid by contractors or developers, and he assists homeowners who are facing foreclosure or eviction.Mr. Duke is frequently asked to deliver presentations to groups of fellow attorneys at continuing legal education seminars. He has also written extensively for industry publications on construction law and other topics.Mr. Duke attended Trinity University in San Antonio as an undergraduate, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. He then enrolled at the Southern Methodist University Dedman College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2002. While in law school, he was a member of its Board of Advocates. After graduation, Mr. Duke was associated with two area civil litigation firms before founding the predecessor to his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Duke is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. His professional memberships include the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Terry P. Abeyta
Although practicing in one of the most convervative areas in the state, Terry P. Abeyta, of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, has been recognized as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in the state. He recovered almost $7 million on a fall off a 60-year-old bleacher, $6.25 million on a car-truck crash,$4.1 million in a multi-vehicle crash, $3.5 million for a fall from playgound equipment, and $1.6 million n an underinsured mostorist arbitration, the highest in the history of Yakima County. He has the highest personal injury settlements in Yakima, Franklin,Kittitas, Grant, and Klickitat Counties. He has the highest jury verdict for a cervical strain in the history of Yakima County.A native of Yakima, Abeyta worked his way through college and law school as a newspaper reporter. He attended Yakima Valley College for two years and after graduating at the top of his class from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Abeyta earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in1976. In addition to being involved in many significant cases throughout his career, Abeyta has also authored articles on legal topics and served as a speaker at a variety of litigation conferences and seminars. He has authored chapters in several deskbooks.He is a member by invitation and past president of the Damage Attorneys Round Table, a small group of the states best trial lawyers, has been listed as Top Lawyer every year since 1999, was the first plaintiffs lawyer from Central washington named The Best Lawyers in America, is a past president of the Washington chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was recognized as one of the Leading 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers in Americaby Lawdragon as a result of a case involving a tribal jail suicide that lead to a record-breaking settlement in 1999 abd again in 2019.Abeyta has served in many leadership roles for the Washington State Association for Justice and is a former president of the Yakima County Bar Association. He was recently named 2018 Alumnus of the Year by Yakima Valley College.His law firm has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. Abeyta Nelson has been chosen the past two years as the Best Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm by readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper and as Best Attorney by readers of the Yakima Business Journal.
Dustin T. Brown
Dustin T. Brown focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the area who have suffered personal and financial losses due to wrongful conduct of others. The cases that Mr. Brown has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, and defective consumer products. He has obtained sizable settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients.In addition, Mr. Brown has experience in bad faith and other insurance coverage litigation, business disputes and consumer class actions. His excellent track record in all of these areas as well as his high degree of ethics have not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Dustin is admitted to practice in all Georgia and Alabama state courts, and he is admitted to practice in federal court in the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Majoring in accounting, Mr. Brown attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999. Remaining in Athens, he pursued his legal education at the University of Georgia School of Law and was a member of the Georgia Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor summa cum laude in 2002. Upon graduation, Mr. Brown was inducted into the Order of the Coif.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.