For me, the cases aren’t about the law; they’re about the people. Unless you work for an insurance company or a personal injury lawyer, you probably don’t know the difference between liability, personal injury protection, and underinsured motorist coverage. He used his arms to brace himself, and he suffered torn shoulders and a crushed lower leg. During discovery, each side gets to ask written questions and interview witnesses under oath in depositions.Read More
Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Claims
Cosmetic surgery is getting more common each year, just in the US over 2 million people are treated for esthetic reasons each year. Sometimes, the patient doesn’t need to get surgery, on other occasions the procedure is necessary. For example, when the patient is disfigured as a result of an accident.
There are several plastic surgery interventions, but the most common sources for cosmetic surgery lawsuits are:
- Liposuction: The excess of fat is removed, this is mostly done in the stomach, arms, and thighs.
- Facelift: The skin around the face is re-adjusted and tighten.
- Botox: These are injections made to delay wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles responsible for them.
- Tummy tuck: Is like liposuction, but only in the stomach area. This involves the removal of excess skin and fat, and the rest gets rearrange around the area.
- Rhinoplasty: Is the reshaping of the nose, one or more of the nose’s section are modified.
- Blepharoplasty: This involves the eyelids modification, correcting possible defects.
- Laser treatment: Lasers are used for the removal of hair, tattoos, blemishes, and acne.
When a doctor is carrying out a procedure, and he fails to perform at the highest level of care and skill, he can be guilty of medical malpractice. In other words, every time that a doctor fails to match the “Medical Standard of Care”, he is responsible for any damage made to the patient.
If medical malpractice lawsuits are hard to win, cosmetic malpractice is even harder. Because sometimes the Jury is reluctant in accepting the plaintiff’s claim. This happens when the cosmetic surgery wasn’t needed, because in their minds if you choose to do it, you are responsible for the consequences. The truth could not be more different from this. If you trust a surgeon, he must comply with your request while sticking to the due level of care and skill, regardless of the reason for the surgery.
Like in all medical malpractice claims, you must provide evidence, showing how the doctor’s careless decision caused your injuries. For this, you must contact both a medical malpractice attorney and a doctor. A physician will help you in setting the medical standard of care, by giving an example of how he would have acted in such a situation. For his testimony to be valid, he must have the same skill and experience of the accused. Also, you will need the help of a lawyer with experience in the medical field. He will gather all the testimonies and evidence to make your claim bulletproof.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- David Bulluck
- Michael J. Pike
- Arman G. Sarkisian
- Clyde D. Bergstresser
- William G. Boyer, Jr.
- Anna M. Williams
- Michael P. Rainboth
- Michael P. Vessa
- Stefanie A. Murphy
- E. Stewart Jones, Jr.
- Benjamin B. (Ben) Ware
- Adam Malone
Attorney David M. Bulluck is the founder of Bulluck Law Group, a Tampa personal injury firm that has achieved significant trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals. Mr. Bullucks results have earned him a lifetime membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America. Fewer than 1 percent of attorneys in the U.S. are members.A Tampa native, Mr. Bulluck graduated with his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stetson University. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Temple Terrace Bar Association and the Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce.Mr. Bulluck is admitted to practice before The Florida Bar, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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Michael J. Pike
Attorney Michael J. Pike is the managing partner of the Pike & Lustig, LLP, law firm, which has office locations in West Palm Beach and Miami. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout South Florida, Mr. Pike provides exceptional representation and aggressive advocacy for individuals, families and business owners dealing with complex and serious legal issues involving any of the following practice areas:,· Personal injury and wrongful death claims,· Business litigation,· Insurance bad faith litigation,· RICO Act allegations,· Civil prosecution and defense for sexual assault and battery,· Appeals,Regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Pike began his legal career in 2002 after obtaining his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his license to practice from The Florida Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Over the course of his more than 15 years of practicing law, Mr. Pike has achieved unprecedented success helping his clients recover the maximum amount of damages for the injuries and losses they incurred due to someone elses negligence, securing millions of dollars in settlements and awards thus far. He has also helped countless business owners and other professionals resolve their disputes while protecting their rights and interests.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Pike is a member of several local, state and national bar associations. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, and he has served as president and treasurer for the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He is also the past chair of the grievance committee and former member of the codes and rules of evidence committee for The Florida Bar.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Pike has received many awards and honors throughout his career. In 2014, Esteemed Lawyers of America included him in its list of the countrys most respected attorneys, and in 2011, Florida Trend magazine voted him among the states Legal Elite. In addition, the South Florida Legal Guide named him a Top Up and Comer in both 2012 and 2013.
Arman G. Sarkisian
An associate at Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates P.C. Arman G. Sarkisian offers exceptional legal representation in matters of personal injury to clients in Northwest Indiana, including Porter County, Lake County, Portage, Valparaiso and the Gary metropolitan area. He understands how debilitating and life-changing a personal injury may be, and leaves no details unnoticed when it comes to his cases.Mr. Sarkisian began his education with a Bachelor of Arts, graduating magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. He went on to earn a Master of Science from DePaul University in 2008 and a Juris Doctor from Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington in 2009.Prepared to take every case to trial if necessary and with extensive knowledge of how deeply an injury at the hands of another can affect the lives of his clients, Mr. Sarkisian takes over the administrative and legal challenges that those dealing with an injury may face. While personal injury is his focus, he also handles matter of nonprofit law; corporate structuring; wills, trusts and estate planning; real estate transactions; and contracts.Admitted to practice law in both Indiana and Illinois, he also practices in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association. Working as a board member of the United Way of Porter County, Mr. Sarkisian offers pro bono services to give back to the community.
Clyde D. Bergstresser
Clyde D. Bergstresser is a founder and member of Bergstresser & Pollock LLC. Mr. Bergstresser has more than 35 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and families who have suffered serious and devastating harm as the result of professional malpractice, including medical, legal and psychiatric malpractice, property owner negligence or premises liability, sexual assault and other causes of personal injury and death.Mr. Bergstresser holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he is an invited fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He was selected by Best Lawyers as the Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year-Boston for 2014 and 2017 and is regularly recognized in Best Lawyers in America and as one of the top 100 Top Lawyers in Massaachusetts and New England. In 2013 and again in 2016 he was recognized as one of the top 10 Top Lawyers in Massachusetts. Mr. Bergstresser is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (B.S. 1971, magna cum laude) where he was President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society and Boston College Law School (J.D. 1974). He is a frequent lecturer on trial practice, professional liability and other subjects for attorney and physician audiences, and he is the author of the chapter in the West Practice series (Basic Law) on medical malpractice. Mr. Bergstressers other professional affiliations include the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are registered 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.
William G. Boyer, Jr.
Attorney William G. Boyer, Jr. is a partner at Boyer, St. Pierre, & Aull, PLLC, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mr. Boyer focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing injured victims throughout the United States with an office in the Detroit metropolitan region including Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw and St. Clair counties.Mr. Boyer has more than 25 years of experience. He handles matters involving automobile and trucking accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and general civil litigation. He also handles insurance disputes involving automobile, disability, medical and home insurance.Over the course of his career, Mr. Boyer has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. According to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, some of his recoveries are the largest in the entire state of Michigan. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 25 trial lawyers in the United States.Outside of the office, Mr. Boyer is an active member of his legal community. He belongs to the State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb County chapter of the Michigan Association for Justice, an organization of which he is also an executive board member. He educates others by speaking on topics such as civil law and civil procedure at conferences and seminars.Mr. Boyer earned his bachelors degree from Michigan State University and received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 1994. He holds an active license in Michigan and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Anna M. Williams
Attorney Anna M. Williams is the founder and owner of Anna Williams Law, PLLC, in Bozeman, Montana. A native of Montana and the third generation of lawyers in her family, Ms. Williams carries on the tradition of providing top-notch legal counsel and support for her clients most important and sensitive legal issues, including all areas of family law and divorce as well as personal injury and workers compensation claims.Along with handling all aspects of marriage dissolution, including child support, custody, alimony, property division and other related matters, Ms. Williams also assists those seeking to expand their families through adoption, and she delivers solid, effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to help her clients protect themselves and their assets in the event of divorce. Having gone through a divorce herself, Ms. Williams fully understands the emotional struggles her clients face, and she treats all with the compassion and respect they deserve during their difficult and uncertain times.This high level of commitment to her clients needs coupled with her sympathetic and personable demeanor has helped earn Ms. Williams a reputation as an attorney who genuinely cares about her clients issues, and she has received many positive reviews and referrals from those completely satisfied with the level of personalized assistance and support she provides.As further evidence of her success, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys voted Ms. Williams among the states Top 10 Family Law Attorneys, and she has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities.After graduating from the University of Washington in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and German, Ms. Williams attended the University of Montana School of Law, where she was an active member of the schools moot court team. She obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1994, graduating as a member of the Order of Barristers.In 1994, the State Bar of Montana admitted her to practice, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana as well as before the Fort Peck Tribal Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a member of the Gallatin County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among her other professionals affiliations.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.
Michael P. Rainboth
An attorney at Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, P.A. Michael P. Rainboth focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years and has tried dozens of personal injury cases and 7 medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in NH. He also assists people who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits. The quality of his work in all of these areas as well as his high degree of ethics has earned Mr. Rainboth a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.In his personal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Rainboth assists clients throughout the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has been involved in this regard have arisen out of a variety of incidents, including birth injuries and deaths from medical malpractice, premises liability, and car, motorcycle and other motor vehicle crashes. Mr. Rainboth has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, and his previous experience as an insurance defense attorney has enabled him to anticipate the types of tactics that defense counsel might attempt to employ.Majoring in political science and government, Mr. Rainboth attended the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1985. His legal education came at Suffolk University Law School, and he was a member of the schools Moot Court Honor Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1988. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Michael P. Vessa
I firmly believe that every client who walks through the doors of our Firm will be provided with the most competent, aggressive and skilled representation available in the nation, tempered by a unique compassion and sensitivity toward that client. We are zealously committed to our clients cause.
Stefanie A. Murphy
From the Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy, LLC, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Stefanie A. Murphy aggressively defends clients throughout the state who have been charged with criminal offenses. She is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.Ms. Murphy serves adults and juveniles facing allegations of assault and sexual offenses, traffic violations, DUI/DWI, weapons and drug charges, and computer crimes, as well as assisting with expungement, probation issues and bail violations. Not only is she a fierce criminal law attorney, but she also has a vast understanding of civil litigation and vigorously seeks justice for victims of hit-and-run accidents and medical malpractice. She also represents clients in landlord-tenant disputes and provides assistance with wills and estate planning.When family conflicts arise, the heightened tension and emotional strain may create situations where one spouse becomes abusive. Domestic violence sometimes leads people to file for restraining orders to protect themselves, and Ms. Murphy often helps spouses in these circumstances, as well as those dealing with family law matters such as divorce, child custody and support, and property division.Professional memberships with the American Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Newport Bar Association continue the education and network support that began with Ms. Murphys undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and her Juris Doctor from the Roger Williams University School of Law. Her contributions to the field of criminal law include lectures to Rhode Island and Connecticut police departments on topics such as DUI, resisting arrest and Fourth Amendment search and seizure.
E. Stewart Jones, Jr.
Stewart Jones, Jr. is a partner at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy in Troy, New York. Mr. Jones focuses his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense law, representing plaintiffs in the Albany, Schenectady and Troy metropolitan areas.Mr. Jones has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients. Because of these accomplishments, he has earned significant recognition within the legal profession and has been the recipient of many honors. He has been consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in Americaand has received awards from groups, including the Albany Academy, the New York State Bar Association and various other groups and organizations.Over the course of his career, Mr. Jones has sat on the board of directors and board of trustees of various organizations. He is a fellow in several prominent organizations, including the American Bar Foundation, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Society of Barristers.Mr. Jones is passionate about sharing his legal knowledge that he has acquired and has spoken on personal injury related topics at conferences throughout New York. He has also authored several legal publications.Mr. Jones earned a bachelors degree from Williams College, obtained his law degree from Albany Law School and is certified as both a civil and criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also licensed in federal courts in New York and Vermont, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Supreme Court of the United States and has been admitted to practice law in New York since 1966.
Benjamin B. (Ben) Ware
A partner at Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP, Ben Ware focuses his practice on general civil litigation and appeals. From the firms office in Charleston, West Virginia, he handles personal injury, wrongful death, and nursing home litigation for clients all over West Virginia who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Mr. Ware also represents businesses in litigation involving breach of contract and other commercial disputes, and he provides advice and counsel to area employees on employment law issues such as wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other discrimination claims.Mr. Ware received a Bachelor of Science in economics from West Virginia University in 2002. Remaining in Morgantown, he then enrolled at West Virginia University College of Law. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005, Mr. Ware joined Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP. Admitted to practice before all West Virginia state courts, Mr. Ware is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia.In one representative matter, Mr. Ware represented the only survivor of the Sago Mine explosion for the catastrophic injuries that the miner incurred. He has also represented his undergraduate alma mater, obtaining a successful result in a 2015 appeal involving the Freedom of Information Act. Mr. Ware has taken multiple cases to trial in West Virginia, and has helped to secure many favorable settlements for his clients over the years. Mr. Ware is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society in recognition of his academic excellence. He is also actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and The West Virginia State Bar. From 2007 to 2014, he served on the West Virginia University College of Law Development Council.Click here to learn more about Benjamin B. Wares AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell: ,http://www3.lawyers.com/charleston/west-virginia/benjamin-b-ware-157198604-a/
Adam Malone, of Malone Law in Atlanta, Georgia, is a double board certified trial lawyer focused on medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases. An accomplished trial lawyer with record setting multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, Mr. Malone has been recognized year after year as one of the Top 10 SuperLawyers in Georgia. He has special expertise in matters involving labor and delivery, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury, child injury, amputations, burns, and wrongful death. His practice serves the Atlanta metropolitan area and Georgia statewide.After graduating from North Georgia Military College, Mr. Malone earned his law degree from Atlantas John Marshall Law School with honors as valedictorian. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice Law and in Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, Atlantas John Marshall Law School, and the Shepherd Center Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Honorary Board for the Special Olympics of Georgia, and is a past President of numerous trial lawyer organizations including the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and The Melvin M. Belli Society. A recognized leader in his profession, Mr. Malone is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is also a pilot and a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. Mr. Malone is on the teaching faculty of the Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming and is frequently invited as a guest lecturer on trial techniques and medical malpractice to national and state trial lawyer organizations throughout the country. Mr. Malone is rated AV Preeminent, the highest rating possible in ethics and legal ability. He has also been listed annually since 2010 in the oldest peer review publication in the nation, The Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, Best Lawyers named Mr. Malone Trial Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice. His proudest accomplishments, however, are his three wonderful children whom he loves very much.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer-review ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.