An attorney can set limitations or guidelines on the examination, and he or she can even arrange to have a medical professional or paralegal attend the IME to document independently exactly what is said and done. If you are offered an ambulance or aid car from the scene, take it. If there is insurance that can be used to pay your bills, your lawyer will make sure the insurance company does so. This profit motive can work to your advantage as well.Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
This can happen long after the medical procedure took place. Therefore, you will need help from a lawyer with extensive experience in the medical malpractice field.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Craig W. Carlson
- Gloria Seidule
- Michael B. Feiler
- William T. Gibbs
- Samuel J. Spurgeon
- Richard W. Paterniti
- Thad Mulholland
- John M. Vlasac, Jr.
- Gary Zucker
- Chad Carlson
- Lawrence S. Eisenberg
- Kent C. Krause
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
The founder of her own firm based in Stuart, Florida, Gloria Seidule is an experienced, passionate and fierce attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on achieving justice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout Martin, St. Lucie Counties and Florida who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, Ms. Seidule is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Ms. Seidules cases involve multiple defendant medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, truck and motor vehicle crashes, child sexual abuse, slip and falls, aviation, pharmacy negligence and infections. She has numerous million dollar jury verdicts and negotiated settlements, including a jury award in excess of $1 million against Walmart Inc. in a lawsuit from a slip and fall that was affirmed on appeal. Her colleagues have taken note of her successful track record and high degree of ethics having received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo, and she has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and Top Verdicts in Florida,2013.Ms. Seidule is the co-author of a publication on child sexual abuse in schools and presented webinars on MRSA and antibiotic resistant infection litigation. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she majored in English literature and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1984, she obtained her legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1987 where she won Best Oralist in Moot Court and was a finalist in the Southeastern Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition.For over 25 years, Ms Seidule had devoted her career to fighting for her clients who have suffered because of the most horrible and life-changing injuries, including paralysis, amputation, blindness, loss of a child, child sexual abuse, neck and back surgery, psychological trauma and death of a loved one. Every one of these injuries and losses could have been prevented had the wrongdoer acted prudently and with due regard for the people. This is what Gloria Seidule is about-Justice.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 B. Feiler
A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Michael B. Feiler is the managing partner at the law firm of Feiler & Leach, P.L. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, he provides representation to clients throughout the State of Florida in a variety of matters. Mr. Feiler places a heavy emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. His experience in this regard has encompassed medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle crashes and dram shop liability, and he has obtained several high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Those successes have entitled him to membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Feiler has also handled litigation centered around contract breaches as well as bad faith and other insurance coverage issues. Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by The Florida Bar, he has also received recognition from his fellow professionals. Mr. Feiler possesses an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, and Florida Trend magazine has repeatedly included him in its annual Florida Legal Elite list.Mr. Feiler attended Florida State University, and he received a Bachelor of Science in political science in 1987. His legal education came at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Mr. Feiler was a name partner at a one of Miamis oldest civil trial firms before founding his current firm in 2000. Admitted to practice in Florida, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is currently serving as Chair of the Florida Bars Civil Trial Certification Committee and is a Past President of the Miami-Dade 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.
William T. Gibbs
William T. Gibbs is a partner at the Chicago personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Corboy & Demetrio and concentrates his practice on cases arising from railroad negligence, automobile collisions, participation in sports, unsafe pharmaceuticals or medical devices, construction negligence, medical negligence, premises liability, product liability and aviation litigation.For more than a decade at Corboy & Demetrio, Bill has obtained numerous record-setting and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His list of representative clients demonstrates the diversity of his practice.Bill secured a $29.6 million verdict on behalf of a woman who was brain damaged in the derailment of a speeding train in Chicago. The verdict is the largest in Illinois for an individual injured in a mass transit crash. In a Federal District Court case, he obtained a $6.6 million verdict for a family injured in an automobile collision. It was the largest verdict ever in that Court.In another case, Bill secured a $6.75 million settlement for the family of Justyna Palka, who was a pedestrian killed by a tour bus in Chicago.In his sports liability practice, Bill represented Hall-of-Fame White Sox player Frank Thomas in a medical malpractice action and the matter was resolved amicably. Bill currently represents numerous retired NFL players and the Estate of former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson against the NFL in litigation stemming from concussions and CTE suffered by Duerson. Bill was appointed to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minnesota, which is overseeing individual lawsuits against the National Hockey League. In addition to this leadership role in the multi district litigation, Bill represents the Estate of Steve Montador, an NHL player who died at the age of 35 after suffering multiple concussions and the effects of CTE.Bill has appeared on national and international television networks discussing sports and C.T.E. including CNN, FOX Business News, Al Jazeera and Canadian National TV. He has been quoted numerous times by national and international media, including the New York Times, ESPN and Sports Illustrated.He is currently a regular contributor to the Sporting Judgment section of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin where he writes the column, Sports Torts.Bill received a 2017 Trial Excellence Award from the Law Bulletin Publishings Jury Verdict Reporter for having the Highest Reported Verdict or Settlement in Jackson County.In 2015, Bill was chosen for the highly-selective Illinois Top Lawyers and was selected to the prestigious Illinois Leading Lawyers.In 2009, Bill was named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, which publishes the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine, to its list of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch, and from 2009-2014, he was designated an Illinois Top Lawyer, Rising Star. In 2013, The National Trial Lawyers named Bill one of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in the country, and in 2014, he was named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In 2017, The National Trial Lawyers named Bill to NTLs Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association Top 25.In 2008, Bill authored an article, A Quick Guide to the Illinois Dead Mans Act, which was published in the Illinois Bar Journal, a publication of the Illinois State Bar Association. Bill is a frequent panelist and lecturer to local and state bar associations, CLE seminars and law schools throughout the country.Active in many community organizations, Bill is a member of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Advisory Board.In 2018, Bill was appointed to the Advisory Board of The Mike Adamle Project: Rise Above, a new initiative created to provide tools, resources and support to patients living with symptoms of CTE.Bill was formerly a high school teacher and varsity football, basketball, and baseball coach. While at the University of Notre Dame, he was a defensive back on the varsity football team.
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Samuel J. Spurgeon
Reared in Alexandria, Louisiana, Samuel J. Spurgeon is the founder of his own law firm that is based in his hometown. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides dedicated and forceful advocacy for clients throughout the area who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities.The types of cases that Mr. Spurgeon has had experience handling during his career, which he has spent entirely on this area of the law, have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, slip-and-fall accidents and other forms of premises liability, and admiralty and maritime claims. In this latter regard, Mr. Spurgeon is well-versed with the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and the Death on the High Seas Act, and his cases have included tugboat and barge accidents, offshore drilling rigs, floating cranes, and commercial fishing boat injuries. He has been successful in obtaining several high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients.As an undergraduate, Mr. Spurgeon attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, from where he obtained a bachelors degree. Remaining in the state, he then pursued his legal education at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2012. Mr. Spurgeon opened the Spurgeon Law Firm in August 2016. Admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, Mr. Spurgeon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. His professional affiliations include the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Richard W. Paterniti
Richard W. Paterniti is a partner at Jones Kelleher. His practice involves the litigation and trial of personal injury cases with a focus on medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence and product liability cases. Rich has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country and has worked on trial teams that have successfully obtained multi-million dollar resolutions for injured clients at trial, arbitration and mediation. His practice also has included employment and commercial litigation.Rich has been recognized for his work by his peers and by national organizations. The Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice groups in which he is a partner have received the highest rankings of excellence by various organizations, including the ,U.S. News and World Report,.Rich has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication of Best Lawyers in America since 2015 in the category of Personal Injury Litigation. In addition, the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory has awarded Rich an AV rating, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards.In 2013, 2015 and 2016, Rich was selected by his peers as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Massachusetts, as published in the New England Top Lawyers publication and in ,Boston Magazine,. Since 2011, as published in ,Boston Magazine,, Rich has been selected as a Top Lawyer, a rating given to the top 5% of practicing attorneys based on an extensive peer review and evaluation process. Prior to that, Rich was selected as a Rising Star (2009, 2010).Rich is licensed to practice law in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a graduate of Middlebury College (B.A. cum laude, 1993) and Boston College Law School (J.D. 1999) and has published several articles on various legal issues. He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Rhode Island Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.Prior to 2014, Rich worked for more than 15 years at Cooley Manion Jones LLP representing clients in personal injury claims as well as employment and commerical disputes. He also spent more than five years representing clients at a national employment and labor law firm.In addition to his legal work, Rich serves on the Board of Directors of Wide Horizons for Children, an organization dedicated to the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide. Over the years, he has contributed his time and energy to other non-profit organizations in the Boston area.
Thad concentrates his practice in the areas of car, truck and motorcycle accidents, other serious injury and wrongful death claims, and workers compensation cases. He has settled and tried cases in many Missouri counties. He has received an ,AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®,, which is recognized as the highest rating an attorney can receive and is based on feedback from peers.
John M. Vlasac, Jr.
Attorney John M. Vlasac, Jr. is a founding partner and head of civil litigation at Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC, in Metuchen, New Jersey. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Vlasac practices personal injury law handling cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents employment litigation matters and other general civil litigation matters.Mr. Vlasac holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from West Virginia University and earned his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. During law school, he was a member of the schools Moot Court Honor Society and received the Deans Award for service to the university and outstanding legal scholarship. Mr. Vlasac is admitted to practice in all New Jersey state courts, federal courts and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.Due to his dedication to the profession, Mr. Vlasac has been named in the New Jersey Law Journals Personal Injury Award Hall of Fame. Mr. Vlasac has received industry wide recognition for his dedication to his clients. He and his firm have also received accolades for being involved in some of New Jerseys most significant personal injury cases, those being some of the highest settlements and or verdicts in the state as well as establishing new legal precedent in the area of personal injury law. In such cases, Mr. Vlasac has attained tens of millions of dollars worth of awards for his clients and is dedicated to each an everyone.Mr. Vlasac is a member of several professional organizations, including the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also active in his local community and served on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees in Hamilton New Jersey.
Gary Zucker is a partner with the Brooklyn, New York, law firm of Zucker & Bennett, where he focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. In practice for more than 30 years, he has extensive experience with cases involving auto accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy. He represents clients in Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs including Queens, Bronx and Manhattan.A graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Zucker earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state courts, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the southern and eastern districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.In his decades of practice, Mr. Zucker has acquired a reputation for recovering substantial awards or settlements on behalf of his clients. The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.,Mr. Zucker belongs to various professional organizations, including the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. His writing has been published in legal publications, including an article on evidence in sexual assault cases that appeared in Brooklyn Barrister, an official publication of the Brooklyn Bar Association.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. 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Chad Carlson is an associate with the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, representing Plaintiffs in all areas of civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault. Prior to joining the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, Chad was an associate at AlderLaw in Century City. Chad the privilege of working directly with Michael Alder, the firms owner and senior trial attorney. Chad graduated summa cum laude from Trinity International University School of Law.
Lawrence S. Eisenberg
Lawrence S. Eisenberg is a successful, experienced personal injury and malpractice attorney serving clients in Orange County and all across Southern California. He is a 1976 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. He obtained his juris doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1981. Following his admittance to practice law, he began attaining valuable experience in the legal industry.Mr. Eisenberg and his team at the Law Offices of Lawrence S. Eisenberg & Associates, A Professional Corporation, manage cases on a variety of legal matters including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, professional negligence, products and premises liability, litigation, whistleblower cases and more. Mr. Eisenberg brings more than 30 years of legal experience to his practice, and the results demonstrate his success.Mr. Eisenberg has been influential in successfully resolving high profile, high-dollar cases. One case involving UCI liver transplant litigation reached a $7.5 million settlement. A coordinated fertility litigation case resulted in a $10 million settlement. Mr. Eisenberg also has successfully litigated motor vehicle accident cases, including a head-on collision case for $1.8 million, and a truck accident case for $1.3 million.The Law Offices of Lawrence S. Eisenberg & Associates, A Professional Corporation, has received the prestigious rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is among the highest attainable by attorneys and reflects high ethical standards and professionalism. Outside of his practice, Mr. Eisenberg stays abreast of current legal matters via membership with professional associations. He is a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California and the American Board of Trial Advocates.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.
Kent C. Krause
Kent Krause has successfully represented victims in numerous general aviation and airline disaster related and general personal injury, wrongful death and products liability litigation matters. Additionally, he has used his business acumen and litigation experience to represent businesses and individuals in business tort and contract claims and to expand the law on commercial economic loss doctrine cases. Mr. Krause, a 1982 SMU Law graduate, holds the highest peer-review rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell, has served as Chairman of the Aviation Law section of the State Bar of Texas, is an adjunct professor at SMU Law School teaching Aviation Law and is co-author of the three-volume treatise ,Aviation Tort and Regulatory Law,, published by West Group.