For most people, the aftermath of an injury is like entering a new world—an unknown wilderness. Fortunately, my clients had purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) with their own auto insurance. Liability: You should have an amount equal to or greater than your net worth. That’s pretty typical for an ER. Belinda jammed her foot on the brake, and the impact was so strong, it literally snapped the bone of her heel.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
- Kent J. Hammond
- Theodore (Todd) Julian, Jr.
- Jonathan Perazzo
- Stephen M. Fernandez
- Leonardo A. Angiulo
- Chad D. Engelhardt
- Samuel M. Meirowitz
- Kenneth N. Meleyco
- David J. King
- Brenton J. Allison
- Joseph Verser
- John A. Becker
Kent J. Hammond
Kent Hammond is partner at the firm of Rudolph & Hammond, LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. As trial counsel, Mr. Hammond has successfully litigated numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and trucking litigation. Mr. Hammond received his J.D.with honors, from Drake University School of Law (1993), and B.S. in Finance from Truman State University (1989). Mr. Hammonds professional memberships include the the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association for Justice, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For more information about Rudolph & Hammond, LLC, contact them at 480-951-9700.
Theodore (Todd) Julian, Jr.
Todd Julian is a Partner who has been with Burch & Cracchiolo since 1989. His practice includes both personal injury and insurance defense litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He represents clients in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligence, premises liability, auto/trucking, public entity and government liability. He is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Julian has also handled personal injury cases in various tribal courts in Arizona and the Western United States. Mr. Julian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989 where he was an editor for the ,Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, and received honors for excellence in Moot Court and oral advocacy. He served on the State Bar of Arizona (Communications Advisory Committee, 1996 - 2010, Chair 1998 -2000; Peer Review Committee, 2000 - 2015, Chair 2004 - 2015), and the Maricopa County Bar Association (Bench-Bar Committee, 1995 - present, Chair 2002-2003). Membership in professional associations includes the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Arizona Association for Justice (formerly the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association). Mr. Julian has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers as well as Arizonas Finest Lawyers. Bar Admissions include: Arizona (1989); U.S. District Court (1990); 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1995); Ft. Mojave Tribal Court (1996); Wind River Tribal Court (1997); Quileute Tribal Court (2000); Colorado River Indian Tribal Court (2002); Hualapai Tribal Court (2005); Ak-Chin Community Tribal Court (2007); White Mountain Apache Tribal Court (2010); Cocopah Tribal Court (2013); Yavapai Apache Tribal Court (2014); Fort McDowell Tribal Court (2014) and admissions pro hac vice in various jurisdictions. Mr. Julian is an Arizona native who is active in the community.
Having dedicated his career to protecting the rights of those harmed due to the negligent or recklessness of another, Jonathan Perazzo is the founder of The Perazzo Law Firm, P.A. Focusing his practice on personal injury litigation, Mr. Perazzo provides customized guidance and aggressive legal advocacy to people throughout North Miami Beach, Florida. He is able to assist English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients.In 2002, Mr. Perazzo earned bachelors degrees in legal studies and marketing from the University of Miami. He went on to graduate from the St. Thomas University School of Law in 2011, receiving a Juris Doctor.Committed to helping people stand up to insurance companies and others who may seek to deny them their fair due following a personal injury, Mr. Perazzo has successfully recovered the maximum compensation on behalf of his clients in cases involving a range of complex issues. This includes car, trucking, motorcycle and bicycle accidents; boating accidents; products liability; premises liability; slips, trips and falls; brain and spinal cord injuries; animal attacks; and wrongful death. He also aids clients with PIP insurance litigation, insurance claims, and real estate and title matters. Recognizing the physical, emotional and financial challenges that injuries resulting from accidents may cause people and their families, Mr. Perazzo strives to help clients obtain financial justice.Mr. Perazzo makes staying active in the legal community a priority. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association. Mr. Perazzo also serves the nations immigrant community, providing anti-money laundering support and advice as outside counsel for an international money transfer company.
Stephen M. Fernandez
Stephen Fernandez graduated with honors from the University of Florida School of Law. While there, he focused primarily on personal injury and trial practices. He now serves clients as a member of the Florida law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh. Mr. Fernandez is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is licensed in both the state of Florida and the state of Georgia. He has extensive experience in personal injury law and has handled cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, assault and battery and insurance denials, among many others.Stephen was named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Organization and maintains a Superb rating by Avvo. Mr. Fernandez has authored a variety of publications focusing on his field and is a member of the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice and the Sarasota Bar Association. He also serves on the Manasota Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors. Attorney Stephen Fernandez is also honored as an AV Preeminent lawyer by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.In addition to his professional dedication, Stephen is an outdoorsman who serves on the Board of the Sarasota Bay Watch, which is a nonprofit organization focused on the preservation and restoration of the Sarasota Bay. His writing has been published in Fisheries Magazine, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and Florida Sportsman. When he is not advocating for his clients, Mr. Fernandez enjoys fly fishing in the inshore waters off Floridas West Coast.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.
Leonardo A. Angiulo
Attorney Leonardo A. Angiulo is the founder of Angiulo Law, PLLC, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mr. Angiulo primarily concentrates his practice on criminal defense and personal injury matters. He serves clients in Worcester and throughout the state of Massachusetts, fighting for the rights of individuals accused of a crime or who are the victims of negligence.Mr. Angiulo has more than a decade of experience litigating criminal and personal injury matters. He holds an active license before all Massachusetts state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.Involved in his legal community, Mr. Angiulo is a former speaker at various universities and former faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College. He is active in the Worcester County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He is the author of articles for publications, including the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal and a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication.Mr. Angiulo graduated summa cum laude from New England College with a bachelors degree in comparative literature. He earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School and obtained his license to practice law in Massachusetts in 2006.Prior to founding his law firm, Mr. Angiulo served as an assistant district attorney at the office of the Worcester County District Attorney. He went on to spend several years as an associate at a Worcester-based firm, where he tried numerous contract, criminal, negligence and personal injury matters in state and federal courts. He also has prior experience as a legal columnist for an online news publication.
40 Southbridge St, Suite 501,, Worcester MA 1608
Chad D. Engelhardt
Chad is a patient safety advocate that takes pride in representing injured people against insurance companies, hospitals and big companies. Chad focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. He fights to promote safety for all Michigan citizens by standing up for accountability and responsibility. His involvement in numerous cases has resulted in millions of dollars being recovered for his clients.Chad is also a leader in legal education. He is an award-winning adjunct professor and clinical field supervisor at Cooley Law Schools Ann Arbor campus, where he mentors students and teaches courses in litigation skills and medical malpractice. He also serves as the Michigan Association for Justices Education Chair and is a regular CLE speaker on medical negligence and litigation issues.Before becoming a trial lawyer, Chad fought for justice and safety as a law enforcement officer with a large police agency for over 12 years. He worked full-time during college and all through law school. During his law enforcement career, Chad served in the patrol services, corrections and court services divisions. He was a field training officer, was trained in investigations, qualified as an expert marksman and a defensive tactics instructor. He was also trained as a hostage negotiator and served on an elite tactical unit.Chad is a proud husband and the active father of three children. When not working, Chad enjoys bicycling and cooking, including catering charity dinner parties to benefit brain injured children.
Samuel M. Meirowitz
A highly regarded trial lawyer, Samuel M. Meirowitz is the co-founder of Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Providing representation to clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, he focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on assisting people who have been harmed by exposure to asbestos and other toxic materials. Mr. Meirowitz also handles cases involving defective products, including drugs and medical devices, and he represents employees who have been the victims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.In 1996, Mr. Meirowitz graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued his legal education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University. After graduation, he joined a firm that handled bad faith insurance claims on behalf of policy holders. Mr. Meirowitz then spent several years as a prosecutor at the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and then six years as a senior trial lawyer with one of the nations leading plaintiff firms before co-founding his current firm in 2015. Admitted to practice in New York, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.During his career in private practice, Mr. Meirowitz has successfully obtained several high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients, including a nearly $4 million award in an asbestos trial. While not in the courtroom, he has taught law as an adjunct professor at Queens College, part of the City University of New York.
Kenneth N. Meleyco
Kenneth N. Meleyco, the founder of his own law firm located in Stockton, California, has provided aggressive and caring representation to his clients throughout San Joaquin County and other parts of the state since 1981. He focuses his practice of law on helping those who have suffered harm through the negligence of others in personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, products liability and wrongful death cases.After being awarded his Juris Doctor by the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1973, Mr. Meleyco was admitted to practice in California. He then went to work at the Office of the District Attorney for San Joaquin County, staying for seven years. During his tenure as a prosecutor there, Mr. Meleyco handled a variety of criminal cases up to and including murder. He then went into private practice in 1981 and started his law firm. In 1982, he was asked to come back as a special prosecutor for a trial that lasted over a year, obtaining murder and conspiracy convictions against four people.Mr. Meleyco brings the same dedication to people who are injured as he did for victims of criminal offenses. He strongly believes that people who have been injured due to the negligence or actions of others deserve to be compensated, and he has tried more than 50 cases to conclusion. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals, Mr. Meleyco has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.Committed to his profession and his clients, Mr. Meleyco is an active participant in a number of legal and professional organizations. His memberships include the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Joaquin County Bar Association.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.
David J. King
The founder of the King Law Firm, P.C. David J. King has spent the greater part of his career fighting for the rights of people who have been injured on the job or through the negligence or recklessness of other parties. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, his client base spans the entire state as well as parts of Iowa.In addition to his personal injury and workers compensation practice, Mr. King provides assistance to people who have become unable to work and who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits and his experience also includes the representation of people whose insurance claims have been delayed or denied. Admitted to practice before all South Dakota and Iowa state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.The types of personal injury cases that Mr. King has handled during his career have included those arising out of truck and other motor vehicle crashes, dog bites, burn injuries and premises liability. He has been able to obtain millions of dollars for his clients through settlements and jury awards, and his successes have earned him the high regard of his fellow attorneys. The recipient of an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. King has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.After being awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1990, Mr. King clerked for a justice on the South Dakota Supreme Court before entering private practice. His professional affiliations include the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
141 N Main Avenue, Suite 700,, Sioux Falls SD 57104
Brenton J. Allison
Attorney Brenton J. Allison of Gilman Allison, LLP, has dedicated his entire legal practice to fighting for those facing complex and serious legal concerns. From his law office in Pearland, he helps clients throughout the state of Texas who have suffered due to the reckless, negligent, improper or illegal actions of another party. Handling a wide range of cases, he specifically focuses on those related to maritime law and personal injury incidents.After graduating with his undergrad degree from Texas A&M University, Mr. Allison then went on to earn his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he graduated with a certification in maritime law. Since 2003, Mr. Allison has had admittance to practice by the State Bar of Texas. He also can legally try cases before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Before starting his legal career, Mr. Allison worked as a ships officer onboard an oil tanker. This experience, as well as years spent trying cases related to cargo claims, maritime personal injury and mariner license defense gives him a unique perspective and knowledgeable insight into virtually any matter related to maritime law.His extensive record of success on behalf of his clients has earned Brenton Allison a reputation as a tenacious advocate and compassionate ally for those who come to his law firm for support and legal guidance during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Maintaining an active role in the legal community, Mr. Allison holds memberships to the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
Joe Verser is a partner with Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, PLC, a Newport News firm which focuses on personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Verser has represented numerous clients that have been injured as a result of automobile accidents and other forms of negligence. He also has represented clients in both state and federal courts in a broad range of ,civil litigation matters,. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Verser has extensive experience, in particular, in ,business disputes,, ,real estate litigation,, and litigation involving wills, trusts, and ,estates,.Prior to forming Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old in 2011, Mr. Verser was a litigation partner with Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C. also based in Newport News. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and serves on the Board of the Newport News Bar Association. Mr. Verser is admitted practice in all Virginia state courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.