As I’ve stated above, I know what you are going through because I’ve been there myself. Sadly, this campaign has been relatively successful in creating a stigma around personal injury claims and the attorneys who represent injured claimants. In the summer of 1980, at age eleven, I began to attend a wilderness summer camp in Harriman State Park in upstate New York. His injuries were pretty straightforward. Take as many pictures as you can from different angles.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
- Robert T. Bergin, Jr.
- Marc E. Lipton
- Howard Raphaelson
- Craig McClellan
- Kathleen M. Kearney
- Donna M. Aversano
- Randall O. Sorrels
- John Sloan
- Kevin E. Hulslander
- Andrew K. Thomas
- Theresa B. Laughlin
- Michael E. Gumprecht
Robert T. Bergin, Jr.
Attorney Robert T. Bergin, Jr. is the founder and owner of the Robert T. Bergin, Jr. P.A. law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. A native of South Florida, Mr. Bergin has a genuine concern for the legal matters that affect the residents and businesses of this community. Board certified as a civil trial lawyer, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law as well as business litigation.Early in his career, Mr. Bergin worked as an insurance defense attorney for a prominent area law firm, where he gained invaluable insight into the industry. This experience has served him well as he represents the rights and interests of victims because he understands the tactics his opponents may use to deny victims claims, allowing him to devise the most effective strategies to increase his chances for success.Finding great reward in being able to help individuals and families in their most dire times of need, Mr. Bergin has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who have personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from medical negligence, car accidents, nursing home abuse, defective products, premises liability and other preventable tragedies. From his efforts, he has helped secure numerous substantial awards and settlements for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a reputation as one of the leading trial advocates in the country.Along with holding an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Bergin has received many other awards and honors from his peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients. He has also established himself as a leader in his field, and he has served as chair and vice chair of the Civil Trial Law Certification Committee of The Florida Bar and the Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.In addition, he has served on the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee as well as on the Palm Beach County Justice Association board of directors. Mr. Bergin has also served as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates Palm Beach Chapter, and he maintains active memberships with the American Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Inns of Court, among his other professional affiliations.Mr. Bergin obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1977, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.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.
Marc E. Lipton
As a partner at Lipton Law, Marc E. Lipton serves clients regarding personal injury cases, with a special focus on complex catastrophic and wrongful death cases. He has been lead counsel on a wide variety of cases that have resulted in settlements and verdicts for clients in the Detroit area as well as across Michigan. Mr. Lipton received bachelors degrees in government and political science from the University of Michigan in 1987. He earned his Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1990. , After graduating from law school, Mr. Lipton joined Lipton Law. In the following decades, he negotiated settlements and won verdicts in some of the states largest personal injury and wrongful death cases. Some of his cases include a wrongful death electrocution case settled for $4,000,000, an unnecessary surgical procedure settled for $1,250,000, the estate of an auto accident victim settled for $5,625,000, a class action settlement regarding medical contamination settled for $10,500,000 and numerous cases that have gone to trial. Mr. Lipton is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is also a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and served as executive committee member and president from 2012 to 2013. In addition, he is a member of the American Association for Justice and served as a state delegate in 2007. He is a frequent lecturer on topics such as Michigans Auto and Medical Malpractice Law as well as Trial Advocacy and Litigation Techniques. Well-respected by his peers, Mr. Lipton holds a 10.0 Superb rating through Avvo and has been rated AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell. , 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 Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York, New York, Howard Raphaelson has dedicated his career to the practice of plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Assisting clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, he handles cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction site injuries, toxic exposure and boating accidents.Over the course of his career, Mr. Raphaelsons efforts in the courtroom and at the negotiation table have led to aggregate recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Notable settlements and jury awards have included a $40 million structured settlement in connection with the collapse of a building onto a child, an $8.5 million jury award on behalf of a psychiatric patient who was forcefully knocked to the ground, and a $5 million jury award on behalf of the surviving family members of a young father who was killed in a train accident.Mr. Raphaelson attended Lafayette College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987. He then enrolled at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Raphaelson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Raphaelson has served on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. New York Magazine has named him to its annual New York Areas Lawyers of the Year list.
Craig McClellan of the McClellan Law Firm in San Diego, California, specializes in high stakes litigation throughout California and the United States. He handles a variety of complex personal injury cases involving brain injuries, burn injuries, quadraplegia, paraplegia, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, defective products and product liability. He also handles business litigation, representing owners, partners, buyers, sellers and shareholders who have been harmed.Having obtained more than 125 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each, Mr. McClellan has achieved national recognition for his success. He is the only San Diego attorney ever voted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group of the top 100 Plaintiffs lawyers in the United States. He is also a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been featured on commercial and public radio and television programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the McNeil/-Lehrer Report, as well as in the national news.Among other distinctions, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and 2010 President of the San Diego Chapter, a Master of the American Inns of Court and 2018-2020 President of the Enright Inn, a member and former Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, as well as a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. Mr. McClellan has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2010, 2014 and 2019. He has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Kathleen M. Kearney
Attorney Kathleen M. Kearney is the founder of Kearney Law Firm, PLLC, located in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Kearney concentrates her practice on personal injury law and serves clients in Dallas and throughout the state of Texas.Ms. Kearney holds a bachelors degree in nursing from Boston College Connell School of Nursing and a masters degree in nursing from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School and obtained her law license in 2006.The recipient of various honors, The National Trial Lawyers included Ms. Kearney on the Top 40 Under 40list multiple years in a row. The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star also presented her with awards over the years.Ms. Kearney is a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation. She regularly participates in mock trial competitions and Tom W. Field Elementary Schools annual career day.Ms. Kearney also belongs to various professional nursing organizations. She serves on the board of trustees for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and volunteers her time for groups, including the Dallas Bar Association LegalLine.Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Ms. Kearney is also qualified to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. She holds various nursing certifications and is a registered nurse in Texas and Massachusetts.
4310 N. Central Exwy., Suite 110,, Dallas TX 75206
Donna M. Aversano
Donna M. Aversano is an attorney and partner at Aversano & Gold in Houston, Texas. A seasoned litigator, Ms. Aversano focuses her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice matters, representing individuals throughout the Houston region.After earning a bachelors degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Aversano went on to acquire her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and was also a candidate at Texas State University for a masters degree in public administration.Ms. Aversano has been admitted to practice law in the state of Texas since 1992. Throughout her career, she has represented victims of catastrophes such as automobile accidents, legal malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability, professional negligence and more.Before entering the area of personal injury law, Ms. Aversano worked for the state of Texas as an assistant attorney general. In this role, she gained valuable experience representing health care companies in lawsuits involving medical malpractice. In her current practice, she handles matters on both the defense and prosecution sides of personal injury cases.Outside of her law practice, Ms. Aversano is actively involved in the areas of animal rehabilitation, rescue and welfare, regularly taking on pro bono work involving such matters.One of the ways Ms. Aversano contributes to the area of animal welfare is through participating in the animal rescue group Scouts Honor Rescue. She was also instrumental in helping to create the Nancy Perrello Memorial Fund, a fund devoted to saving the lives of stray animals such as dogs and cats in the Houston area.
Randall O. Sorrels
Randy Sorrels has proven himself to be a leader both inside and outside the courtroom.For the last nine years, Sorrels has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Texas— among the 100,000 lawyers in Texas— by Texas Monthly. Inside the courtroom, Sorrels has established his presence as a double board certified trial lawyer in both personal injury and civil trial law— a distinction held by less than .1% of lawyers in Texas. And though his practice is not limited to medical malpractice, he has been named the Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year in Houston for two years. He handles cases involving serious personal injury, catastrophic events, wrongful death, and significant business disputes— including bet the company cases.Outside the courtroom, Sorrels has been awarded some of the highest honors recognized by the State Bar of Texas. He has been awarded the State Bar of Texas Presidents Award (recognizing the one Texas Lawyer who provided the most outstanding contributions through distinguished service to the lawyers of Texas), the Judge Sam Williams Award (recognizing the Texas lawyer who provides the greatest contribution to both local bars and the State Bar of Texas), and the Houston Bar Association Presidents Award (recognizing significant contributions to an HBA program). Early in his career, Sorrels was honored with the Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award (recognizing the one young Houston lawyer who exemplified significant professional traits both inside and outside the practice of law).Randy Sorrels is the past President of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, and past Chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has served as the President of the Houston Bar Association, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Vice President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation, Director of the State Bar of Texas (two terms), Commissioner of the Equal Access to Justice Commission, Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and is currently on the Board of Directors at South Texas College of Law Houston.Sorrels started his legal career at Fulbright & Jaworski, where he represented doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and businesses in the state of Texas who were accused of civil wrongdoing. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law Houston in 1987, where he was on the Law Review and was a member of the nationally recognized Board of Advocates. South Texas College of Law Houston has honored Sorrels with its highest honor— the Deans Medal, as well as its Public Service Award (the inaugural award). Recently South Texas College of Law Houston renamed its legal clinics The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics, which represents 15,000 square feet of new, state-of-the-art facilities to bring together clients with unmet legal needs and students who are eager to work with those clients under direct supervision of their professors.Prior to law school, Sorrels graduated Magna Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University— where he was recognized as an NCAA Academic All-American in 1984. Sorrels attended HBU on a soccer scholarship, and the soccer field at the university now carries his name— Sorrels Field. While at school, he was recognized as the Outstanding Student in both Political Science and Speech Communications. In the greatest honor the university gives for alumnus, Randy was named as HBUs Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for 2009, and he continues to be involved in alumni events and meetings.Randy Sorrels serves as the managing partner of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, where he has practiced since 1990. Since taking over the leadership of the firm, Abraham Watkins has become more diverse, more community involved, more academically accomplished, and more active in the courtroom. The firm touts five Texas Board Certified lawyers— unprecedented in nearly every county in Texas.
John D. Sloan is a partner with the Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm in Houston, Texas. Mr. Sloan is an experienced attorney who enjoys pursuing justice on behalf of his clients. He represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury issues, including car and truck accidents, property liability, defective products, medical malpractice, wrongful death and pharmaceutical and medical device claims.Born in Kilgore, Mr. Sloan is a native and lifelong resident of East Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1977 and graduated from Baylor School of Law in 1980. After law school, he earned admission to practice in Texas state courts. He has since been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for all four districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.Mr. Sloan has been widely recognized by publications like Texas Monthly magazine for his legal ability and successful track record. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury litigation. He has also been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate. Only a small percentage of Texas attorneys have one of those certifications and even fewer have both designations.Outside the courtroom, Mr. Sloan enjoys sharing his experience and insight with his colleagues. He has written about age discrimination for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Northeast Texas Bar Association, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Gregg County Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the East Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
Kevin E. Hulslander
I joined the Smith Sovik firm over twenty five years ago after beginning my career in the litigation department of a large firm in Boston. Since that time I have tried over a hundred cases to verdict in the state and federal courts in Central, Western and Upstate New York. I have successfully represented many different clients including individuals, professionals, small and large corporations. I have handled all types of litigation involving personal injury and property damage including product liability, professional malpractice, automobile and trucking accidents, construction and contract disputes. I believe that the best approach is to aggressively and vigorously represent our clients with bright, creative and innovative strategies. There is no routine matter; for us its more than just litigation; we take it personally and use all our energies to obtain the very best results possible for our clients.
Andrew K. Thomas
Andrew Thomas is a partner in the law firm Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas, LLP, in Warrenton, Virginia. An accomplished personal injury litigator with more than two decades of experience, he only represents individuals and families against insurance companies.Andrew started his legal career representing insurance companies in Northern Virginia. He now solely represents individuals and families ,against, the insurance industry. A Virginia native, he attended James Madison University and George Mason University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in all Virginia state and federal courts.He has litigated hundreds of injury cases involving automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, dog bite attacks and more. He is also experienced with uninsured motorist claims and has represented a diverse range of clients within each of these areas of law. His case results include multi-million dollar recoveries.Throughout his legal career, Andrew has received awards and recognition for his accomplishments in the law. He is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, by the respected attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a Top Lawyerin his field by Northern Virginia Magazine since 2014. He is also a Fellow within the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only trial lawyer honor society.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.
28 Blackwell Park Lane, Suite 104,, Warrenton VA 20186
Theresa B. Laughlin
Theresa Laughlin joined the firm in 2008 after working as an advocate for injured people since completing law school. Her practice focuses on claims involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, falls, medical malpractice, and other personal injuries.Theresas representation of plaintiffs in trial courts across Wisconsin earned her certification as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is one of only eight women in Wisconsin who currently carry this distinction. Theresa is active in the Wisconsin Association for Justice, currently serving on its Board of Directors and frequently speaking at seminars. She has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer since 2014, and was named to the Top 25 Women Wisconsin Top Lawyers list 2016-2017. She is also a Fellow with the Wisconsin Law Foundation, which recognizes lawyers who are known by their peers for high achievements in the profession and outstanding contributions for the advancement and improvement of the administration of justice in the State of Wisconsin.Theresa is on the Board of Directors of the Central Wisconsin Childrens Theater and volunteers at Chism Trail Ranch in Merrill. She was previously on the board at the Montessori School of Wausau and a PTO co-president at Stettin Elementary School.Theresa graduated with her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and in 1995 she received her J.D. A native of Wausau, Theresa is an avid, albeit beginning, downhill skier who will often visit Granite Peak for a couple runs over her lunch break. She enjoys gardening, reading, theater, horseback riding, travel, and the many recreational opportunities available on the lakes of Wisconsins Northwoods. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and three horses.
Michael E. Gumprecht
Michael E. Gumprecht is the founding attorney of Gumprecht Law Firm in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mr. Gumprecht focuses his practice on personal injury, representing clients who have been injured or lost a loved one due to construction accidents, dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents and more. He also handles matters involving premises liability and wrongful death.Mr. Gumprecht has been licensed to practice law since 2011 and is licensed in Georgia and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. He earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive organization of attorneys who earned recoveries of more than $1 million for their clients, because of his success in the personal injury field.Mr. Gumprecht has received additional honors, including being featured in Georgia Trend magazine as a legal eliteand being named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers. He has also been recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Distinguished Justice Advocates, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and the National League of Renowned Attorneys. Mr. Gumprecht obtained a bachelors degree from Cedarville University and earned a law degree from Liberty University School of Law. He is a member of the Blue Ridge Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.