So, finally, after hearing me talk about it for years, my father-in-law asked me to take a look at his declaration page during a family visit. Clients come to me all the time saying things like “I’ve been paying my monthly premium to this company for twenty-five years. In my years as an attorney, I’ve had a few situations where I or a loved one had an injury claim, including claims for major back injuries to myself and my wife resulting from auto accidents.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
- Ryan S. Ginie
- David C. Clement
- Amanda N. Murphy
- Ryan L. Russman
- Stephan T. Mashel
- Duane L. Nelson
- Thomas B. Anderson
- Jenney S. Keaty
- Russell W. (Rusty) Lewis, IV
- R. Louis Bratton
- Steven Miller
- S. Bradley Houck
Ryan S. Ginie
Ryan S. Ginie is a partner at Olathe, Kansas-based Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie. Focusing his practice primarily on driving under the influence and criminal defense matters, he also has personal injury and wrongful death litigation experience, representing people who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, Mr. Ginies client base comes from the Kansas City metropolitan areas of both states.In addition to driving under the influence, Mr. Ginies criminal defense practice includes cases involving drug possession and trafficking, child pornography, sex crimes and financial offenses such as embezzlement. He has extensive experience in providing representation to juveniles. His personal injury and wrongful death practice includes motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian knockdowns, bicycle accidents and professional malpractice. Mr. Ginie has been instrumental in obtaining several sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.Mr. Ginie received a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in 2001. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004. While there, Mr. Ginie worked for the Innocence Project and was a clerk at the predecessor to his current firm. Mr. Ginie also worked for the Johnson County District Attorneys Office before entering private practice.An active participant in a wide variety of professional associations, Mr. Ginie is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, where he serves on its Criminal Law Bench/Bar Committee as well as its Juvenile Law Bench/Bar Committee. He is also a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.
David C. Clement
The co-founder of the firm Clement Gates & May in New Orleans, Louisiana, attorney David C. Clement focuses his practice primarily on litigating on behalf of those dealing with construction and real estate issues, including property damage, personal injury, toxic torts, bad faith claims, engineer and architect malpractice, and other construction disputes. His clients include contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers and insurers.Mr. Clement began his schooling at Louisiana Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in architecture in 1990. He later went on to attend law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he graduated with his juris doctor in 1995. He became admitted to practice law in the state of Louisiana in the same year.Mr. Clement spent some time working as an intern architect on many different construction projects, where he gained firsthand experience in several aspects of the construction industry such as schematic design, drafting, code research, design development and construction contracts. He also gained significant experience with insurance claims issues following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita and the resulting litigation.In order to forge professional relationships and keep up to date in his practice, Mr. Clement holds active membership in a number of professional organizations. These include the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Forum committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. He is additionally a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and The American Institute of Architects. He is frequently featured as a speaker on construction law issues such as recent developments in the law and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Amanda N. Murphy
Amanda N. Murphy is a partner at Goldblatt + Singer in St. Louis, Missouri. Amanda practices personal injury law, passionately serving clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area who have been injured due to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents or any other type of catastrophic accidents causing a personal injury. She is also experienced with other matters involving negligent supervision, premises liability, product liability, sexual abuse and workers compensation.A native of the St. Louis region, she graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and earned her law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. She has been licensed to practice law in all Missouri state courts since 2007, and is also admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.Before joining Goldblatt Singer, she gained valuable legal experience in the area of personal injury litigation by clerking for a private Missouri-based personal injury firm. A strong advocate for her clients, she has attained verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars worth of recoveries for those she has served over the course of her career.In addition to her personal injury law practice, she enjoys being an active member of her legal community. She does this through membership in various professional legal organizations such as the American Association for Justice. She is also a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and was elected to the organizations board of governors in 2016.
Ryan L. Russman
Attorney Ryan Russman is the founder and principal attorney of Russman Law Offices, a criminal defense and personal injury law firm serving clients throughout New Hampshire from offices in Exeter and Portsmouth. Mr. Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of citizens charged with drunk driving (DWI/DUI), serious traffic violations and other types of criminal offenses. Mr. Russman has also helped accident victims and families to obtain compensation for losses related to various types of personal injury cases. Battle tested and always focused on serving the best interests of his clients, attorney Russman is respected by his peers and former clients alike as a lawyer you can trust to fight for your rights.While considered to be an extremely well qualified criminal defense, motor vehicle and personal injury attorney, Mr. Russman is best known as one of New Hampshires leading legal authorities on DWI cases and DWI defense. Attorney Russman is frequently interviewed or quoted on these subjects by local and regional media. He is also the author of two widely acclaimed books on DWI in New Hampshire: The DWI Book, A Guide for Citizens and New Hampshire DWI Defense, A Guide for Law Students and Practicing Attorneys.
Stephan T. Mashel
The founder of Mashel Law LLC, Stephan T. Mashel focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment law matters, although his experience includes personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well. Based in Morganville, New Jersey, his clients come from the central part of the state, including Middlesex, Somerset and Ocean counties. Mr. Mashel is admitted to practice before all New Jersey state courts.In his employment law practice, Mr. Mashel confines his representation exclusively to current, prospective and former employees. Many of his cases have involved acts of workplace and hiring discrimination that are prohibited by various federal and state laws. Some of these statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Other employment law claims that Mr. Mashel has handled have arisen under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and his clients also have included whistleblowers who have been wrongfully terminated or otherwise retaliated against. He also represents people who have been the victim of hostile work environments or other forms of workplace sexual harassment.In both his employment and personal injury practices, Mr. Mashel has been able to obtain several seven-figure settlements and jury awards, and this has resulted in him being a life member of the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Another indication of the high regard in which he is held by his colleagues is him being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Mashel obtained his legal education at the Camden campus of Rutgers Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986.
Duane L. Nelson
Mr. Nelson specializes in personal injury with over 42 years of trial experience in state and federal courts. Mr. Nelson directs the firms cases involving personal injury and death claims, including motor vehicle, construction, governmental, homeowner, and products liability cases. He is responsible for major jury verdicts and tort recovery for clients of the firm, including substantial awards in Stanislaus County and in venues throughout California. Mr. Nelson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. degree in 1964. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1967. He was selected as a member of the Thurston Society for scholastic achievement at Hastings and was also selected for the Editorial Board of the Hastings Law Journal. Mr. Nelson completed the training in Mediation through the Pepperdine University School of Law and has served for several years as a mediator/arbitrator for the Stanislaus County Superior Court and in private mediations. He is also a member of the ADR Committee for the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Mr. Nelson was born and raised in the Modesto area. He served in the U.S. Navy as a legal officer in the Western Pacific and as a legal advisor with the U.S. Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam, 1968-71. Mr. Nelson returned to his native community of Modesto in 1971 and joined the firm.
Thomas B. Anderson
Thomas B. Anderson has been an attorney at Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C. for his entire legal career. Located in the firms office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and representing clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, his varied practice encompasses labor and employment law, plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and the defense of medical malpractice and other professional liability claims. Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Mr. Anderson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.In his labor and employment law practice, Mr. Anderson provides advice and counsel to current, former and prospective employees. The cases that he has handled in this regard have included claims involving the types of discrimination that are prohibited under a variety of federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1984, and his experience also involves wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation. Mr. Andersons personal injury work has encompassed premises liability, assault and defective products, and he has defended health care facilities and providers in claims arising out of medical malpractice. His successful results both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have included a jury award in excess of $2.2 million in a lawsuit grounded on wrongful discharge and invasion of privacy, and he obtained a settlement of more than $1 million in a case involving a defective product.A participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Andersons memberships include the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Westmoreland Bar Association. His legal education was obtained at Duquesne University School of Law, and he served on the Duquesne Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997.
Jenney S. Keaty
Jenney Springer Keaty has been a trial lawyer since 2008, representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice and personal injury tort litigation in courts across Tennessee. Jenney has represented clients in matters involving medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and wrongful death. She represents severely injured people, or people who have lost a loved one as the result of someone elses negligence or recklessness. She has tried cases to a jury in multiple counties in Tennessee, including being award a $1.75 million verdict for the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case by a Rutherford County jury last year.A member of the 2018 TBALL (Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law) class, Jenneys reputation and experience have earned her several professional recognitions, including being named a Mid-South Top Lawyers Rising Star (top 2.5% of attorneys in the mid-south) in 2015, 2016, and 2017; one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, 2015, and 2016; and one of Nashvilles Top 30 Under 30 young professionals in 2012. She has received an AV Preeminent rating on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review in 2016, 2017, and 2018.A native of Bridgeport, West Virginia, Jenney graduated with honors from The Ohio State University in 2004, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, English and Dance. Jenney graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 2008 with a Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. During law school, she was a member of the Evidence Moot Court Team, the Mediation Moot Court Team, and the executive board of the Student Bar Association and the Law Women organization. Jenney also practiced as a student lawyer representing clients in the College of Laws Advocacy Clinic.Jenney is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, and is a member of the Young Lawyers Division Board of both the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. She is a member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, Tennessee Association for Justice, and the Lawyers Association for Women.In the community, Jenney is an active volunteer, supporting The Heart Association, CASA, Family & Childrens Services, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Nashville Alumnae Chapter. As a member of the Junior League of Nashville, she has donated her time to Oasis Center, the Girl Scouts, and Youth Encouragement Services. In 2012, Jenney was named one of Nashvilles Top 30 Under 30 young professionals for her philanthropic and professional achievements.
810 Broadway, Suite 105,, Nashville TN 37203
Russell W. (Rusty) Lewis, IV
Russell W. Lewis, IV, is an aggressive, results-driven trial attorney, dedicated to providing help to those who have been injured or experienced loss due to the negligent or wrongful acts of others. Mr. Lewis primarily focuses his practice on litigating nursing home injury cases, including those involving bedsores, falls and infections, and he also provides individuals and their families with robust and tireless advocacy in other personal injury matters, including medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Lewis has obtained millions of dollars in judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients throughout his career, including a recent $4.5 million verdict he and co-counsel secured on behalf of a motorcyclist in a catastrophic injury case. Mr. Lewis is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States, as well as the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. On account of his outstanding dedication, his peers elected him to serve on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Lewis ,represent clients throughout the United States in both state and federal courts. Heis licensed to practice in Tennessee, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois. In addition to clients from those states, Mr. Lewis has also represented clients in other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas and West Virginia. He is additionally admitted to practice before multiple federal courts including the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee. In addition to the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Lewis is involved in multiple professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the Nashville Bar Association.Mr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Tennessee Technological University, and later obtained a Master of Business Administration from that same institution. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Dedicated to continually furthering his knowledge to better serve his clients, he regularly attends continuing education seminars on various topics including trial tactics, depositions and witness preparation.
R. Louis Bratton
Since 1983, the focus of R. Louis Brattons practice has been representing victims and families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Bratton has assisted victims in all of the identified practice areas, in Courts throughout the State of Texas. He is licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in the State of Texas, as well as in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Bratton has argued cases before most of the Courts of Appeals in the State of Texas, the State Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Mr. Bratton is a fifth-generation Austinite. His grandfather was a physician in the Austin area for over 60 years and his partner and father, Barham Bratton, practiced law in Austin for over 40 years. The Bratton Firm enjoys an excellent reputation in the community, serving clients and handling cases that justice demands be prosecuted. The firm takes cases on a state-wide basis. Mr. Bratton has also prosecuted cases for clients in nearby states.Board Certification R. Louis Bratton is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer and has been so since 1989. Additionally, he has written and graded portions of the state wide Board Certification Examination. It is his strong belief that Plaintiffs should look for and hire a Board Certified attorney.In addition, R. Louis Bratton also provides Property and Casualty, Health Plan and Hospital Subrogation to clients nationwide.
As a senior partner at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Steven Miller provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as throughout the City of New York. He focuses his practice on personal injury law, generally handling cases that involve motor vehicle, construction site and premises liability accidents, as well as medical malpractice issues.In 1975, Mr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Queens College, The City University of New York. He then went on to graduate cum laude with a Juris Doctor from St. Johns University School of Law.With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Miller understands the challenges that people can face when they suffer catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others. For that reason, he has dedicated his career to redressing such wrongs and helping his clients obtain the compensation they are legally entitled to.Over the course of his career, Mr. Miller has helped attain maximum results for his clients, including a number of multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Mr. Millers commitment to high legal standards and ethics has garnered him the respect of his clients and peers alike. He has received the highest possible rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Miller. His memberships include the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Miller also regularly volunteers his legal services, providing pro bono representation to organizations and individuals. He helped to establish a memorial fund for the families of the New York City Fire Department firefighters from Engine 54, Ladder 4, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.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.
600 Old Country Road, Suite 241,, Garden City NY 11530
S. Bradley Houck
S. Bradley Houck is an attorney at Houck | Reynolds in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Houck practices personal injury law, representing individuals who have been victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, truck accidents, and more.Mr. Houck graduated with honors from Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, where he earned a degree in criminal justice. He later went on to obtain his law degree from Atlantas John Marshall Law School, graduating as the valedictorian of his law school class and achieving the highest honors. He has been admitted to practice law in Georgia since 1997.Outside of his law practice, Mr. Houck is actively involved with his church, North Point Community Church, as well as the Tres Dias of North Georgia Community, an organization with a focus on educating and training individuals to be leaders within their local church community.
200 Ashford Center North, Suite 325,, Atlanta GA 30338