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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
- Jose M. Leon
- Chad D. Engelhardt
- Robert G. Norfleet
- Mitchell D. Frankel
- Edgar Romano
- Clifton Smoot
- Michael D. Goldstein
- Shane Hobbs
- Ronald L.M. Goldman
- Kristy M. Arevalo
- Robert T. Hall
- Andrew Lampros
Jose M. Leon
As an attorney at the boutique law office of Leon Law, PLLC, Jose M. Leon provides compassionate, yet honest legal counsel to people in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, as well as in Tucson and throughout the state. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Leon has dedicated his career to helping those injured as a result of car, truck and construction accidents to achieve financial justice. He also handles wrongful death cases.Mr. Leon completed his undergraduate education at Arizona State University. He went on to attend the Arizona Summit Law School, earning a Juris Doctor in 2008.Fulfilling a lifelong goal of becoming a business owner, Mr. Leon founded his law firm with the purpose of offering quality, professional legal services. Treating each case as if it were his own or that of a family member, he is committed to helping his clients obtain the assistance they need and deserve. His dedication to providing focused guidance and aggressive advocacy on behalf of those injured by the negligent or reckless actions of others has garnered Mr. Leon the respect of his clients and peers alike. He has an Avvo Superbrating and has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Mr. Leon also received the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Leon. He is a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Mr. Leon believes in giving back to his community, and he is also a member of The Scottsdale Charros.
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.
Robert G. Norfleet
A partner at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet, Robert G. Norfleet focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Kansas City, Missouri, he provides representation to clients residing in the greater metropolitan area who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Norfleet has been involved in have arisen out of nursing home abuse, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, boating accidents, and surgical and medication errors and other forms of medical malpractice.Mr. Norfleet has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Some of his notable successes have included a $2 million settlement for a client whose spinal cord was damaged during a surgical procedure and a $700,000 jury verdict for a victim of a motorcycle accident.A native of Missouri, Mr. Norfleet attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City on an academic scholarship as an undergraduate, and he received several school awards before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 2004. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, also on an academic scholarship, and he served on the Moot Court Executive Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2007.Admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, Mr. Norfleet is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. His professional affiliations include the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.
Mitchell D. Frankel
For over 29 years, Mitchell D. Frankel has specialized in all types of personal injury litigation and general/commercial disputes. Mr. Frankel has successfully handled and tried numerous cases in state and federal courts throughout the New York metropolitan area including multimillion-dollar resolutions ranging from commercial matters to personal injury and medical malpractice actions. Mr. Frankel graduated, with Honors, with a B.A. in economics from SUNY Binghamton and received his law degree, with Honors, from The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Advocating for the injured across the state of New York, Edgar Romano is a managing senior partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP. His caseload includes issues surrounding workers compensation, social security disability, medical malpractice and personal injury. Mr. Romano represents people in Suffolk and Nassau counties as well as those in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Newburgh, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.Highly respected by clients and peers, Mr. Romano has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; he is a fellow of The College of Workers Compensation Lawyers; LexisNexis named him in its list of Workers Compensation Notable People for 2008; and he holds an Avvo Superbrating.Licensed to practice in New York since 1995, Mr. Romano helps injured workers obtain benefits and holds negligent parties responsible for the damages they cause. Though his ultimate goal is to recover compensation, he also wants clients to feel informed and confident throughout the legal process. He explains the circumstances in plain language and offers honest advice on how people should proceed with their cases.In 1991, Mr. Romano graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1995 from The John Marshall Law School.Mr. Romano is a member of the Society of New York Workers Compensation Bar Association Inc. the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Jewish Lawyers Guild, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association and the Workers Injury & Law Advocacy Group.
An advocate for the injured, Clifton Smoot represents people in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area in California. He is an attorney at The Veen Firm, PC, where he handles personal injury cases that involve matters such as brain injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries.Believing that clients deserve to have a voice, Mr. Smoot collaborates closely with people in order to tell their stories. He has successfully taken on insurance companies, manufacturers and large corporations through depicting negligence and illustrating the ways the wrongdoing caused clients harm.Personal injury law is constantly evolving, which is why Mr. Smoot is engaged with several legal organizations. He stays on top of case law and trends through groups such as the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and The Lawyers Club of San Francisco American Inn of Court.Mr. Smoots background includes representing defendants in personal injury cases. That experience gives him a comprehensive insight into how to build a compelling case for recovering compensation. He is a published author and is frequently asked to be a guest speaker on his practice area.In 2007, Mr. Smoot earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Spanish and graduated cum laude from Johns Hopkins University. He then graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2015. While in law school, he won several awards as part of moot court competitions. He currently serves as the coach of the law schools trial team.Outside his practice, Mr. Smoot enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, as well as hiking and swimming.
Michael D. Goldstein
Michael is an experienced trial lawyer who enjoys the challenge of facing the biggest opponents. He has successfully tried many cases and appeals throughout Ohios State and Federal Courts. Michael currently handles large and complex cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, sexual and physical abuse, vehicle crashes, and wrongful death. Michael has received peer and industry recognition for his abilities, including inclusion in Top Lawyers Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Ohio from 2016 through 2020.As the managing partner at Goldstein & Goldstein Co. LLC, Michael provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the state, including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Ashtabula, Stark and Summit counties.In 1999, Michael graduated with honors from The Ohio State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in financial planning. He then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 2002.Over the course of his career, Michael has committed himself to aggressively advocating on behalf of those who have been injured by the negligent or intentional actions of others. He understands that minor and major accidents alike can have a devastating impact on injury victims, as well as on their families. For that reason, he strives to help them obtain compensation for their short- and long-term needs.From the start of each clients case until its conclusion, Michael provides his clients with the personalized attention and representation they need and deserve. Whether he is facing a large insurance company or corporation, or an individual person, Michael fights to safeguard his clients rights. He is board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and he holds an Avvo Excellentrating. From 2015 - 2019, Michael has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and in 2016, Michael was selected for membership in the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, representing a selection of the top one percent of attorneys in the United States based on standards of legal excellence. In 2019, Michael was also selected for inclusion in National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Michael. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Ohio Association for Justice.
Attorney Shane Hobbs is the founder and sole proprietor of the Law Office of Shane Hobbs in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Schuylkill County and the surrounding areas, Mr. Hobbs focuses his practice on providing the highest level of representation and support possible for those who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:,Real estate and mortgage litigation,Foreclosure prevention,Debt negotiations,Insurance coverage disputes,Bankruptcy,Personal injury and general civil litigation,Criminal defense,Small business law,A native of the area, Mr. Hobbs earned his Bachelor of Arts in politics from Ursinus College in 2002. He then gained invaluable experience in the mortgage industry serving as a residential and commercial loan officer before deciding to make law his career.After this decision, he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2010. The Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice in 2012, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Hobbs served as staff writer for the law schools newspaper, The Pillar, and he was a member of the schools mock trial team. After graduating and receiving his license to practice, he served as Schuylkill County Assistant District Attorney from 2014 to 2015, and he continues to serve as solicitor for the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board.Aside from his impressive legal credentials, Mr. Hobbs has a unique insight into the regions courts and political landscape due to his father and grandfather both serving in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He credits his background with helping him to better serve the needs of his clients, and he has quickly earned a reputation as being an emerging leader in his field.
4 South 2nd Street, Ste 302,, Pottsville PA 17901
Ronald L.M. Goldman
Ronald L. M. Goldman, is a veteran trial lawyer, board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. He is asenior partner and the senior trial attorney, for Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. Since becoming a lawyer more than 50 years ago, Ron has handled a wide variety of sophisticated litigation at both the trial and appellate levels and he has, litigated hundreds of cases, involving personal injury and wrongful death related to commercial transportation liability and to drug product liability.He is a pilot and thehead of the firms aviation disaster litigation team,. Ron taught for 21 years at Pepperdine School of Law as an adjunct Law Professor, where he created and taught the course on Aviation Accident Law. He also taught courses in Torts, Insurance Law, Legal Writing and Analysis.In 1969 Ron handled his first aviation case and has continued handling aviation cases ever since, in accidents such as: the 1972 British European Airways crash near London; the 1978 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 / Cessna 172 Midair Collision at San Diego, California; the 1986 Aero Mexico Flight 498 / Piper Midair Collision at Cerritos, California; and the 2000 Southwest Airlines runway accident at Burbank, California. He also, handled the September 11, 2001 aviation (passenger) tort litigation, in which he also served on the Plaintiffs Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 2003 he has worked on all of the firms general aviation and airline disaster cases.He was thelead negotiator in one of the firms most significant aviation litigation achievements,. He won, as part of the settlement in the January 8, 2003 Air Midwest Flight 5481 crash in Charlotte, NC, the agreement of the airline and maintenance company, in an organized ceremony, to deliver anunprecedented official public apology, to the families for the crash. Three years later Ron appeared in a dramatic re-enactment of the crash, its subsequent investigation and the ultimate public apology, which aired on National Geographic Television.Rons expertise extends far beyond aviation into many forms of commercial transportation accidents. Due to his experience with train accident cases, he was chosen as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink train collision in California, which is the deadliest train accident in Metrolinks history. He also litigated the fatal 2012 CSX Coal Train Derailment in Ellicott City, Maryland.Ron was involved inground-breaking pharmaceutical litigation, which helped pave the way for the drug product liability litigation lawyers are facing today. In the 1960s he was actively involved in exposing Richardson-Merrells (later known as Marion Merrell Dow) cholesterol-lowering drug, MER/29 (triparanol), which was blamed for severe side effects and birth defects. The company was ultimately indicted for supplying the FDA with falsified information about the drug.He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated lawyer through Martindale Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Whos Who in America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, andThe Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2017, (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). He is also published in Million Dollar Verdicts by the Masters and has beenselected for inclusion in the 2005-2017 Southern California Top Lawyers®,. As lead trial counsel, Ron won one of the, largest verdicts of its type in Ohios history, in December of 2006. The case concerned an unmarried person who died in aTyson Foods truck crash,. The case, Brumfield v. Tyson Foods, Inc. N.D. Ohio Case No. 1:05CV847, before Judge Donald C. Nugent, resulted in a jury verdict of $7,028,687.Ron Goldman hasappeared in the media more than 2,000 times, concerning aviation accidents and pharmaceutical drug product liability, including safety oversight issues. Numerous media have sought Rons expert opinion as a pilot and former adjunctaviation accident law professor, concerning airline accidents in the U.S. and abroad as well as regarding runway incursions at LAX.He has been seen on TV, radio, and in newspapers such as BBC Radio, ANN News Tokyo, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Forbes.com, Fox News Channel, Guardian Limited, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, National Law Journal, NPR, and the Washington Post.Ron received his B.S.L. in 1960 and his law degree in 1962, both from the University of Southern California.
10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor,, Los Angeles CA 90024
Kristy M. Arevalo
Attorney Kristy M. Arevalo is a partner at the highly respected Redlands law firm of McCuneWright LLP. Since joining the Inland Empires leading complex civil litigation firm in 2001, she has focused her practice on protecting the rights of those who have suffered needlessly due to the negligent or illegal actions of others. Thanks to her long record of success and reputation as a dedicated client advocate, clients from throughout Southern California turn to her for help pursuing justice in cases related to the following:,• Personal injury,• Wrongful death,• Product liability,• Consumer fraud class actions,Ms. Arevalo began her legal career in 2001 after earning her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and her admission to The State Bar of California. After graduation, she immediately joined the team at McCuneWright LLP, where she quickly made partner.Today, after 15 years as a California attorney, Ms. Arevalo has earned the respect of both her clients and her peers, which has led to multiple speaking engagements. She has served as guest speaker a number of times for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and, most recently, she spoke on product liability at HarrisMartins MDL Conference.When Ms. Arevalo is not in the courtroom, she is likely at a legal function. She is a member of a number of organizations on local, state and national levels, including the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Attorney Andrew Lampros is a partner with the Hall & Lampros, LLP, law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Lampros represents the rights and interests of plaintiff clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas of North Georgia, as well as across the country, who have legal needs involving any of the following:,· Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) issues,· Products liability,· Wrongful death,· Tractor-trailer and automobile accidents,· Consumer fraud,· Civil rights violations,· Negligent security,· Nursing home and assisted living abuse and neglect,· Insurance bad faith,· Business torts,· Commercial litigation,Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Lampros has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those victimized by another partys negligent, careless or unlawful actions. Among his most notable achievements, he helped secure a settlement of more than $7 million for the surviving family of a worker killed in a chemical plant explosion and a verdict of over $2.9 million for a railroad worker injured on the job. He has also secured numerous other settlements and awards well in excess of a million dollars.For his efforts, Mr. Lampros has earned many awards and honors, including designation from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as being among the Nations Top One Percent. He has also received numerous positive reviews and referrals from his many satisfied clients.Mr. Lampros obtained his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1999, and the Tennessee Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. He received his license to practice from the State Bar of Georgia in 2000, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Eastern District of Tennessee, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.Active in his legal community, Mr. Lampros is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and the State Bar of Georgia.