We did backpacking, canoeing, bicycling, rock climbing, and other fun and challenging wilderness trips. If it is not, call your insurance company now and increase your coverage. Even if you think you’re okay, the adrenaline is flowing and you could have injuries you aren’t even aware of yet. Each is valid, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Even if it’s just to see how you’re doing and to let you know that nothing has changed, it’s important to check in on a regular basis.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.
Consulting with a Laywer
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
- William Babich
- Douglas W. Tuttle
- Matthew J. Vaughn
- Jeffrey D. Frederick
- Benjamin Folkman
- Theodore Levy
- Andrew Sciolla
- Johnathan Collins
- Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.
- Patrick A. Malone
- V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr.
- Rob Sullivan
COLORADOS PREEMINENT MAJOR INJURY LAW FIRMBy design, my firm is not a TV advertiser or a high-volume mill. Instead, we devote ourselves to a small number of injured individuals whose lives will never be the same again. For over 30 years, my firm has focused making a genuine difference in the lives of those who have suffered major injury or the death of a family member through the negligence of others. This dedication and focus allows us to pursue every ounce of justice on their behalf.,– Bill BabichBecause of his care, competence and compassion, Bill has received rave reviews and recognition from clients, judges, and other lawyers, including: ,Avvos Client Choice Award, and ,10.0, (highest) rating; ,10 Best – Client Satisfaction Award, from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; ,Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Colorado ,as selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys; ,AV Preeminent,, the highest rating awarded by the legal community through by Martindale-Hubbell; ,Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers, published by ,The Denver Post,; ,Best Attorneys of America, from Rue Ratings; ,Top 100 Trial Lawyers, by The National Trial Lawyers; selection to ,Top Lawyers,; and membership in the ,Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,.For over 35 years, the Babich Law Firm has served residents of Denver, Boulder, and all the counties of Colorado, with regard to major injury and death events arising from:,Trucking accidents,Motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents and bicycle accidents,Motorcycle accidents,Dangerous conditions and premises Bill is among an elite group of trial lawyers in the country privileged to attend Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers College. He is also editor of the ,Colorado Auto Litigators Handbook ,(3rd Ed.) and author of the Handbooks trucking chapter and UM/UIM chapter.
1873 South Bellaire Street, Suite 1225,, Denver CO 80222
Douglas W. Tuttle
Douglas W. Tuttle is an attorney at TUTTLE LAW, P.A. located in Vero Beach, Florida. Mr. Tuttle focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing victims of catastrophes caused by negligence. He serves plaintiffs in Vero Beach and throughout the state of Florida in matters involving automobile accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, slip and falls, trucking accidents, and wrongful death.Mr. Tuttle has more than 25 years of experience negotiating and litigating countless complex personal injury cases. Over his time in practice, he has successfully recovered substantial sums in settlements and verdicts for Florida residents. He believes in open and honest communication with his clients and provides exceptional service and representation to ensure they understand all the legal issues involved in their case.Outside of the office, Mr. Tuttle enjoys giving back to his community. He regularly serves as a guardian ad litem on a volunteer basis, representing children in dependency or family court. He also speaks and writes on personal injury topics for the Florida Justice Association and organizes a holiday card contest at the law firm for special education students in the local area.Mr. Tuttle earned his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 1992. He is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and a previous member of a grievance committee for the Florida Bar, investigating ethical complaints against Florida lawyers.
Matthew J. Vaughn
Matthew J. Vaughn is an attorney at the law firm of Peterson & Myers, located in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Vaughn practices with emphasis in the areas of family law and divorce, as well as in the areas of business litigation, business bankruptcy, civil litigation defense, personal injury, and creditor and debtor rights,. He handles a wide variety of complex civil and commercial business matters, and serves clients in the Tampa area and throughout central Florida.Born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida, Mr. Vaughn graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelors degree and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While attending law school, he served as a teaching assistant and belonged to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Journal of Law and Public Policy.Mr. Vaughn holds an active law license in Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to pursuing a legal career, he worked as a consultant in Nashville, Tennessee, and in the managed care office of a health care organization.Active in his state and national legal communities, Mr. Vaughn is a member of the Lakeland Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland. He is also involved in The Florida Bar, serving in the business law division, the trial lawyers division and the young lawyers division of the association.
Jeffrey D. Frederick
A partner at Frederick & Hagle, Jeffrey D. Frederick represents the people of Illinois in cases of personal injury and workers compensation. Over the past 35 years, he has helped recover over $100 million for clients who have been injured or discriminated against. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, and before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.Mr. Frederick is involved in many professional organizations, including: the American Bar Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Champaign County Bar Association. Within the Illinois State Bar Association, he has been a member of the Workers Compensation Law Section council, the Civil Practice and Procedure Section council and the Tort Law Section council, as well as serving as chairman of the medical legal committee of the Champaign County Bar Association.A former special assistant attorney general for the state of Illinois and special counsel for the Illinois secretary of state, Mr. Frederick is experienced and knowledgeable about both sides of the law. Before his law career began, he graduated with high honors in 1982 from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago–Kent College of Law.One of the many notable cases Mr. Frederick has handled is a wrongful death case which resulted in a judgment for $20 million for his client. Named by the Leading Lawyers Network as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in 2009, he continues to vigorously represent the rights and best interests of the injured.
As managing partner at Folkman Law Offices P.C. Benjamin Folkman represents clients in Philadelphia, New Jersey and southern New Jersey. A member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and as a Board-Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he handles cases of civil rights, employment law, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury and business and commercial litigation. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Folkman is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Arizona and New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court certified Mr. Folkman as a civil trial attorney. In addition, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified Mr. Folkman as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. He practices in the following courts: the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit , the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.In 1979, he graduated cum laude from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts, then continued his education at Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1982. Mr. Folkman has been a speaker and authored papers for the New Jersey Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.With a focus on meeting the needs of clients and being highly accessible to them, he has been named one of South Jerseys Awesome Attorneys and one of SJ Magazines Top Attorneys. 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.
I am a personal injury lawyer practicing at Fine and Staud LLP. The firm was founded by my grandfather, Louis Samuel Fine, in 1958. I currently work with my uncles, Robert Fine and David Fine and am highly motivated to carry on the family legacy of outstanding representation of my clients.I enjoy taking on difficult cases and battling with the insurance companies to achieve great results.
Attorney Andrew Sciolla is the founder of Sciolla Law Firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sciolla practices personal injury and employment law, serving clients in Philadelphia and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.Mr. Sciolla has more than a decade of experience representing individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one due to car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls or other catastrophes. In his employment practice, he handles wage-and-hour violations and cases at the individual and class action levels.Dedicated to providing personalized service and fighting for the rights of victims, Mr. Sciolla has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts over the course of his career. In recognition of his achievements, The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the top 40 under 40.”,Mr. Sciolla chooses to handle only a select few cases at a time in order to provide high-quality service and serve in his clients best interest. He is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is passionate about helping injury victims receive full compensation for their losses.Outside of running his law practice, involvement in the legal community is important to Mr. Sciolla. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association.Mr. Sciolla earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2006, which allowed him to appear before all Pennsylvania state courts.
Johnathan Collins has consistently been recognized as one of the best up-and-coming lawyers in Texas. This recognition stems from the consistent results he has achieved for clients in over twelve years of practice, first as a partner at a large international law firm in Texas, and now at Sanders Collins PLLC. From billion dollar disputes for Fortune 500 companies, to small disputes for individuals, Johnathan approaches each case with the same intensity, determination, and commitment to excellence. Johnathan represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business and commercial litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in banking and finance litigation, construction litigation, shareholder disputes, hedge fund and private equity issues, business divorces, trade secret, non-compete, and copyright litigation. He also has extensive experience representing clients in significant personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and product liability cases.Johnathans most recent successes include a total defense verdict for a lender in a $2.5 million real estate dispute with a land owner after a four day jury trial, and a plaintiffs copyright infringement verdict in which the judge dismissed all of the defendants affirmative defenses on directed verdict, and the jury awarded Johnathans client a reasonable royalty for the use of its copyright. His other recent work includes:,Prosecuted claims for commercial real estate developer against property seller for breach of a $10 million contract of sale related to encumbrance of property with oil and gas lease. Obtained a judgment for the full amount of damages sought plus attorney fees.Represented commercial real estate developer and purchaser in indemnification lawsuit against property seller related to breaches of multi-million dollar purchase and sale agreement.Defended oil and gas companies related to claims of, among other things, fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Texas Natural Resources Code related to plaintiffs purported purchase of working interests in oil and gas wells across Texas.Represented oil and gas company in lease termination dispute.Represented commercial property owner against claims alleging personal injury and premises liability arising out of alleged negligent repairs and/or negligent construction.Defended trustee against claims of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty made by limited partners arising out of approximately $32 million installment sales agreement.Obtained summary judgment in nationwide putative class action against national bank related to claims of improper interest rate calculation and adjustments, and damage allegations in excess of $1 billion.Litigated commercial lease disputes as both landlord and tenant.Litigated disputes between members of LLCs related to claims of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.Defended against claims and prosecuted counterclaims for breaches of software licensing agreement.Defended and prosecuted claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of non-compete agreements.Obtained dismissal of mass action against national bank related to claims of discrimination in lending. Dismissal affirmed on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Defended real estate investment trust related to allegations of defective construction of student dormitories across the country.Representation of accounting firm related to claims for malpractice, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the accounting firm.Mr. Collins attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor ,magna cum laude, in 2006, graduating ,Order of the Coif (Top 10%),. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the ,Journal of Air Law and Commerce, as well as was a part of the executive board of the SMU Law Review Association. Mr. Collins obtained his bachelors degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2002, graduating ,summa cum laude,, and where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society (Top 10% of graduating class). He is licensed to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas, the District of Colorado and the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits.
325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 3100,, Dallas TX 75201
Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.
Boasting a rich and diverse legal background that spans nearly four decades, attorney Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr. has a unique perspective in personal injury, municipal law and Second Amendment law matters. A partner at Brenna Boyce PLLC in Rochester since 2007, Mr. Boyce has represented thousands of clients across upstate New York at both the state and federal level. A lifelong resident of New York state, Mr. Boyce received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 1976 from Utica College, which was then part of Syracuse University. He then pursued his legal studies at Albany Law School, from where he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1979. While in law school, Mr. Boyce was a member of the Justinian Honor Society and the Albany Law Review. Mr. Boyce is licensed to practice in the state of New York, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York. Prior to joining the team at Brenna Boyce PLLC he served as assistant district attorney for Monroe County and worked as a confidential law assistant to justices on the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, in Albany. , Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Boyce holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He pursues legal excellence even when not in the office, serving as town attorney for Mendon, New York, where he resides. A past director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Boyce has also held an executive office position with the New York State 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.
Patrick A. Malone
With three decades of experience, Patrick Malone is a zealous advocate for patient and consumer safety, representing clients who have been seriously injured through the neglect, wrongdoing or malpractice of government agencies, drug companies, hospitals, doctors and others.Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C. has won numerous verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Washington, D.C. A few of the wrongful death cases Mr. Malone has handled include Semsker v. Lockshin, which resulted in a $5,805,000 verdict against a dermatology practice; Burton v. United States, which resulted in a $2,080,000 verdict against the government; and Jones v. Prince Georges County, Maryland, which resulted in a $3.7 million verdict against the county.Mr. Malone speaks to trial lawyers all over the United States about how to effectively advocate for injured clients in court. He is the author of ,The Fearless Cross-Examiner - Win the Witness, Win the Case(2016). His other trial lawyer advocacy books are:Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules of the Road Technique, and the best-selling advocacy book: ,Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyers Guide to Proving Liability(co-author with Rick Friedman). Mr. Malone is the author of the acclaimed book The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care - and Avoiding the Worst, which was featured on The Today Show. He regularly speaks on patient safety issues to doctor groups and patient advocacy organizations.Mr. Malone earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984. He is board-certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and he is a member of several invitation-only associations, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only society of 100 top plaintiff lawyers from around the United States, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.In addition, he gives back to the community by regularly participating in pro bono law clinics for the homeless and others without means to hire an attorney.
1310 L Street, N.W., Suite 800,, Washington DC 20005
V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr.
Attorney V. Daniel Palumbo, Jr. is a partner at The Palumbo Law Group, LLC, in Fort Washington, Maryland. Mr. Palumbo focuses his practice on criminal defense and personal injury law, serving clients in metropolitan areas and throughout Southern Maryland. He handles matters involving car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and wrongful death.Admitted to practice law since 1986, Mr. Palumbo is licensed in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th circuits. He has more than 30 years of experience and is committed to providing personal service combined with strong legal knowledge.Before forming The Palumbo Law Group, LLC, Mr. Palumbo clerked for a federal judge and practiced as an associate for Arent Fox. In addition to his practice, he has authored articles on various legal topics for publications, including the Human Resources Management Reporter, the Prince Georges County Bar Association newsletter and the Duke Law Journal.Honored for accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Palumbo has been recognized by groups such as The National Trial Lawyers. This invitation-only organization is comprised of the top trial attorneys from each state who meet certain criteria.Mr. Palumbo is active in his legal community and belongs to a variety of professional organizations. He is a member of the Prince Georges County Bar Association, The District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
10905 Ft Washington Rd, Ste 103,, Fort Washington MD 20744
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108