You will learn about your rights and what you should expect after you hire a lawyer. Many people worry that reporting an incident to their insurance company will result in their premiums going up. No matter how minor it was, you are required to stop, make sure there are no injuries, exchange insurance information, and report the incident to law enforcement. During these warmer seasons, my grandparents’ yard would frequently become overrun with dandelions.Read More
Childbirth Medical Malpractice
Childbirth problems are one of the most common sources for medical malpractice lawsuits. These could happen before, during, or after the birth of the baby. This doesn’t automatically mean that, if your baby suffers from a childbirth injury, your doctor is responsible. On certain occasions, there is no way to avoid your child from getting injuries. If this happens your doctor is free from any kind of guilt. But if the child gets injured by the lack of care of the doctor, you can fill up a medical malpractice claim.
Sometimes the situation itself requires a desperate action. For example, if the baby flips during childbirth, and there is no time to perform a C-section, the doctor may choose to pull the baby, even if it leads to a collarbone fracture. This means that, even if the procedure causes an injury to the baby, the action prevented a more serious harm.
If the delivery takes place under a dangerous situation, and the doctor's actions make it worse, he is responsible for any harm made. This happens for example when, the medical staff fails to do a successful C-section, and the oxygen flow to the baby gets affected. If the child develops HIE, all the medical staff can be guilty of malpractice.
Some common causes of wrongful deaths are when the fetus dies because the mother lost her life, or when the baby dies after birth but the mother survives. For this kind of claim, you should hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. He will fill up the paperwork for you, and get compensation from the damages made to either the baby or the mother.
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If you are planning for your pregnancy, it is important to share your wishes and preferences with your doctor beforehand. However, if your wishes and preferences are not honored, you may have important rights under the state law. Talk to you a qualified medical malpractice attorney if you believe you have suffered an injury due to another person or party’s negligence or neglect.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Quincy W. McKinney
- James F. Ludlow
- Aub A. Ward
- Steve Crandall
- Ryan Jablonski
- T. David Hoyle
- Roy Barrera, III
- Richard Dodd
- Dagoberto J. Rodriguez
- William L. Frame
- Douglas J. Phebus
- James R. Jansen
James F. Ludlow
James Ludlow brings over 25 years experience of exclusively representing injured people or the families of those wrongfully killed. With more than two decades of experience in handling injury claims, James Ludlow understands the serious injuries that can result from accidents, and how specific injuries may affect his clients over their lifetime. With this knowledge, he makes sure that the liability insurance company of the person who caused the accident, and if necessary any jury that may hear the case, understands the nature of the injury and its long-term consequences so that his clients receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Aub A. Ward
Aub A. Ward is an attorney with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Serving clients across the state, Mr. Ward devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law and helping innocent accident victims recover the full amount of compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses caused by any of the following:,· Automobile accidents,· 18-wheeler accidents,· Maritime accidents and Jones Act claims,· Defective or dangerous products,· Other acts of negligence or wrongdoing,A top-rated trial advocate with over 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Ward has dedicated his entire career to helping those in need find the justice they deserve. Prior to joining Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Mr. Ward was a partner with a successful personal injury practice for 36 years. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Ward has earned a reputation as a compassionate attorney who treats his clients with the utmost care and respect as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalves.Recognized for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Ward has earned numerous awards and honors, and he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1973, Mr. Ward returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1977. The Louisiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Always striving to offer the highest level of advocacy and support to those he serves, Mr. Ward maintains active involvement with several professional legal organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Louisiana Association for Justice, where he served on the board of governors. A graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, he assists other personal injury attorneys across his region and around the country with their case preparations.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.
Steve Crandall is a trial lawyer with experience, integrity and who provides his clients results. Steve has been ranked in the Top 10 of all Ohio lawyers by Top Lawyers in 2012 and 2017, a Top 100 Top Lawyer for eleven (11) consecutive years, 2009-2019, Top 50 in Cleveland 2009-2019 and a Top 5 Top Lawyer in Cleveland in both 2012, 2017 and 2019. A former medical malpractice defense lawyer, Steve has taken over a hundred cases to verdict and has amassed some of the most impressive results in the history of Ohio, including:,$20M settlement for a personal injury case,$10M verdict in Lucas County for a surgical error,$8.5M settlement in Hamilton County for failure to diagnose an infection,$7.7M verdict in Cuyahoga County for an eye injury,$5.5M settlement in Huron County for a commercial trucking accident,$4.65M settlement for a birth trauma case,$4.6M settlement for the death of a mother during delivery,$4.5M settlement for a child brain damaged during a radiology study,Steve was the primary trial counsel on numerous cases which remain the largest known verdicts or settlements in that countys history, including Lucas, Miami, Franklin and Allen counties, as well as a trucking case which is believed to be one of the largest settlements for a personal injury case in the history of the Ohio.Results like these come from the knowledge and experience Steve obtained when he worked as a defense lawyer, which when combined years of trying cases in various courtrooms throughout Ohio and Kentucky, provides you with a balanced and experienced attorney. Steve is always on the front lines with his clients: hes the lawyer who sits with you and your family in your living room, the lawyer who picks up his cell phone when you call, and the lawyer who battles by your side in the courtroom. Thats because your case, your needs and your life mean something to him, even long after your lawsuit is resolved. You can see just how strong a bond Steve forms with his clients byreading their own words about him here,.A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND INJURY LAW,Steve has always practiced in the area of malpractice and injury cases, but he began his career defending doctors, administrators and trucking companies against liability claims. In 2001 Steve changed the focus of his practice to representing injured individuals and their families against the same insurance industry he once represented. This experience has been instrumental to Steves success in representing injured clients and their families. Steve knows how the other side will evaluate, defend and attempt to win their case against you. This allows Steve to anticipate the defenses tactics and, in many cases, investigate and formulate truthful and powerful arguments to win your case.FAMILY AND COMMUNITY,When hes not in the office, Steve spends his time with his wife and four children and visiting his close-knit family who are spread throughout upstate New York and Ohio. Steve volunteers his time coaching his four kids in various sports each year and watching his beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. Because he believes that everyone should do their part to strengthen the community, Steve participates in numerous public service projects at his childrens schools and on behalf of EndDistractedDriving.org.
Ryan Jablonski is a personal injury attorney at Ostroff Injury Law in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Mr. Jablonski represents clients throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area who have been injured due to motor vehicle accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, traumatic brain injury or other catastrophes caused by the negligence of another party.Mr. Jablonski graduated from Rutgers University and earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. While attending Rutgers University, he was a member of the wrestling team and received awards for both his athletic and academic achievements. During law school, he participated in the universitys nationally ranked litigation and trial advocacy program. He has been admitted to practice law in the state courts of Pennsylvania since 2014.Before practicing personal injury law, Mr. Jablonski worked as a law clerk at a private Pennsylvania based personal injury firm. In the role, he handled a wide variety of personal injury claims, helping develop the skills necessary to advocate for clients in this area of law.Mr. Jablonskis hard work on behalf of clients has resulted in million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. This has earned him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised solely of attorneys who have achieved million dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients.Outside of his law practice, Mr. Jablonski enjoys staying involved in professional and community activities. He is a member of the Montgomery County Courthouse golf league and belongs to The Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court.
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T. David Hoyle
David Hoyle works to change corporate conduct through the civil justice system, representing victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence in litigation ranging from catastrophic incidents to asbestos exposure and environmental contamination.He focuses on complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic burns, brain injury, loss of limb and paralysis, as well as wrongful death cases resulting from negligence, industrial accidents and defective products.David represents victims suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as well as Canadian provincial workers compensation boards bringing U.S. civil actions. He also represents people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities that suffered economic loss, property damage and physical injuries due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Following the conviction of a South Carolina child predator, David litigated the claims of victims against the predators former employer, Pinewood Preparatory School, negotiating a resolution that includes the implementation of a new Child Protection Policy that includes the enforcement of stricter procedures and a decade of outside monitoring. David also litigated the claims of a rape victim against the owner of a self storage facility and negotiated a resolution that included the business changing its security practices.An AV® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®, David has handled all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to jury trials and appellate oral arguments. David has presented at seminars on a diverse range of topics, such as NFL concussion litigation, the economic loss rule in environmental cases, ethical issues involving social media and asbestos disease awareness. He is the author of Seal of Disapproval: International Implications of South Carolinas Notary Statute, 3 S.C.J.Intl. L. & Bus. 1 (2006).David is active in the community, providing pro bono legal services to the Magdalene House of Charleston and volunteering with the Lowcountry AIDS Legal Clinic. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and has also been appointed to The Episcopal Church Province IV Court of Review. In 2007, David helped lead the efforts of young alumni to establish the Elizabeth B. and Larry T. McGehee Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College in honor of a former professor and his wife. The annual earnings are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other course-related materials., Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Roy Barrera, III
Roy Barrera III is a trial lawyer who advocates on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits, representing both individuals and companies in litigation before state and federal courts, arbitration panels and the appellate courts.Mr. Barrera has a broad range of experience litigating wrongful death/survival and severe personal injury actions, commercial claims, business disputes and employment matters. A representative sampling of the types of claims Mr. Barrera has handled include:,• Prosecution of wrongful death claims on behalf of family whose son was killed in a pipeline explosion against oil and gas companies.• Prosecution of wrongful death/survival claims on behalf of parents whose daughter was killed in an airplane crash against aircraft manufacturer and flight training school.• Defense of wrongful death/survival claims brought by beneficiaries against natural hygiene retreat.• Defense of wrongful death/survival claims brought by beneficiaries against church and pastor.• Prosecution of wrongful death claim on behalf of parent whose son was killed by a patrol officer against the City of San Antonio.• Defense of wrongful death/survival claims brought by beneficiaries against nursing home.• Defense of sexual assault claims brought by employee against golf professional and country club.• Prosecution of sexual assault claims on behalf of young victim against church, pastor, and youth minister.• Prosecution of vehicular assault claims on behalf of a pedestrian against drunk driver.• Prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries.• Prosecution of business tort claims on behalf of shareholder in oil and gas company against another shareholder.• Defense of general contractors for construction defects.• Prosecution and defense of business involving equine and cattle disputes.• Defense of business tort claims on behalf of member in royalties collection company against another member.• Defense of breach of contract claims by insured against insurer.• Defense of business tort claims brought by minority shareholders of health care technology company against majority shareholders.• Prosecution of breach of fiduciary duty and coverage claims on behalf of retired employee against ERISA health plan.• Prosecution of DTPA and fraud claims on behalf of real estate purchaser against seller.• Prosecution of will contest and fraud claims brought by family whose elderly father was defrauded by his nurse on the eve of his death.• Prosecution and defense of overtime claims on behalf of individuals and companies.• Prosecution and defense of legal malpractice and fiduciary claims.• Complex divorce actions involving large estates.Mr. Barrera earned his Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School in 2002, where he was appointed senior editor of the Baylor Law Review, selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers, and where he took first place in the annual Baylor Moot Court competition. After graduation Mr. Barrera served as a briefing attorney to Justice Priscilla Owen at the Texas Supreme Court. Mr. Barrera received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University. While an undergraduate, Mr. Barrera served as an intern to United States Representative Henry Bonilla.
Richard is at the personal injury law firm of Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP, in Cameron, Austin, Temple and Conroe, Texas. Over his 38-year career, Richard has represented injured clients throughout the nation in cases involving, car and truck collisions, medical negligence, construction injuries, toxic exposure claims (asbestos, mesothelioma, coal tar pitch) and death litigation. Richard is widely respected by peers and clients alike for the tenacious, yet ethical representation he consistently provides along with his commitment in demanding not only justice but also respect for his clients.Richards dedication to professional excellence is evident in the extra effort he makes to keep his skills and knowledge as sharp as possible. These include the more than 1,000 hours of continuing legal education courses he has taken since his admission to the Texas Bar, which is far more than is required, as well as additional training he received at the Trial Advocates College of Texas and at Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers Seminar. His peers have recognized him by honoring him, not only as a Super Layer on several occasions but also as one of Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, as one of the Asbestos Mesothelioma Top 10 Trial Lawyers, and as American Intitute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys.
Dagoberto J. Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguezs practice emphasizes the litigation that pertains to injuries sustained by individuals caused by the negligence of others as well as related criminal law defense both in state and federal courts. The clients Mr. Rodriguez has represented include nationals and foreign citizens. He has worked high profile cases involving investigations for violations of the FCPA such as money laundering and bribery. Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and has offices in the US, Venezuela and Panama. Whether he is representing a foreign high ranked government official or the victim of an accident, Mr. Rodriguez and his office has always valued the importance of offering honest counsel from the beginning of the representation.
William L. Frame
Serving clients in Morgantown, West Virginia, William L. Frame is an experienced trial lawyer dedicated to the residents of his home state. He is a partner at Wilson, Frame & Metheney, PLLC, and has dedicated his entire practice to seeking justice in personal injury cases pertaining to workplace injury, product liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and more. He is known statewide for his tenacious negotiation skills and has a highly regarded record of success. He has represented clients in both the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Additionally, he has much experience in pursuing deserved compensation for clients, both in court and through negotiations.Mr. Frame is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Association for Justice and Public Justice. He has won several landmark cases, including one against a doctor after a defective coronary artery bypass surgery and another pertaining to a public transportation accident. These are just two of the many complex and publically noted cases for which William Frame is known. His record of excellence has won him the recognition of his peers and the accolades of former and current clients.In short, his compassion for those who have suffered, coupled with his experience and knowledge of personal injury law, has made Mr. Frame a top choice for personal injury and wrongful death cases in West Virginia.
Douglas J. Phebus
Douglas J. Phebus is a partner at the Middleton, Wisconsin, multidisciplinary law firm Arellano & Phebus S.C. Mr. Phebus concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, employment and workers compensation claims, representing individual plaintiffs as well as groups of plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. He lends his rich experience as lead counsel in many jury trials to providing robust representation to plaintiffs throughout the greater Madison and Milwaukee areas.First certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in 2005, Mr. Phebus has met a series of rigorous qualifications and has demonstrated his skills at representing clients in court to both judges and his fellow attorneys. To maintain this hard-earned designation, he must be recertified every five years.After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelors degree, Mr. Phebus earned his J.D. cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is proud of having been named while an undergraduate to the Academic All-Big Ten conference team for track and field.Mr. Phebus stays abreast of the latest legal developments through his membership in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Dane County Bar Association, the James E. Doyle American Inn of Court, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Courts for both Districts of Wisconsin and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois. Mr. Phebus is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
James R. Jansen
Jim Jansen joined the firms Madison office while a student at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1981 and has been handling personal injury cases of all types throughout his career. He has represented clients in cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, product defects, medical negligence, construction accidents and pharmacy errors. He has been the Madison office manager for many years.Jim has tried cases in many of Wisconsins courts. He has been recognized as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1991. He was invited to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2000 and served as the Wisconsins Chapters President in 2016. He was inducted as a Fellow of the The American College of Trial Lawyers in 2003. Jim has been listed as a Best Lawyer in America for over 20 years, including the most recent edition in 2018 for personal injury litigation. In 2012 and 2015,Best Lawyers®, in America honored Jim as Madisons Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year. He has been a Wisconsin Top Lawyer since 2005 and was named to Top Lawyers list of the Top 25 attorneys in Madison in both 2016 and 2017 as well as Top 50 Wisconsin Top Lawyers in 2016.Jim served nine years as a member of the Office of Lawyer Regulations District Nine Investigative Committee and seven years as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund.Jim and his wife Betsy grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Madison for Jim to attend Law School. They have lived in Madison ever since. Betsy has recently retired from teaching and they have both enjoyed the transition to being grandparents. They enjoy traveling and being outdoors whenever possible.