I know exactly what you are going through. In addition to all of the documents, a good lawyer will make a real effort to understand you and your family and how you were all affected by your injuries. We weren’t able to get Earl back into the fields, but we were able to get him a fair recovery that reflected the REAL value of his loss. The accident was clearly the other driver’s fault, and Mike was clearly hurt. Without this information, you could be intimidated or manipulated into sacrificing your rights and compromising the fair value of your injury claim.Read More
Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors
Every surgical procedure has its dangers. If you need to have surgery, the last thing that you or your loved ones want to hear is that something went wrong. But the following question arises, is the doctor automatically responsible for harm made to the patient’s health? The answer is no. You need to be able to prove that you were hurt by the direct action of your doctor.
Most hospitals have insurance to cover medical malpractice expenses. It is the job of your lawyer to make the most of the relevant clauses. This way you could achieve a better settlement.
You will find the difference between malpractice and an unavoidable accident. If you can prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor, you may get some monetary compensation for all your expenses. Like all medical malpractice claims, you must show a direct relationship between the action and the injury. This means that you will need the help of an expert. He will explain how he would do the procedure. His testimony helps to set the “medical standard of care”. Meaning that if your surgical procedure falls below this level, your doctor is held accountable.
Don’t forget to make the claim quickly. All medical malpractices follow the statute of limitations. Meaning that you have a fixed window to make your claim. After it ends, you are not allowed to sue the doctor. But if you have a great medical malpractice lawyer, he could be able to extend that window, giving you more time to make the claim and achieve compensation.
Don’t Go Through This Alone
You can do the process all by yourself. But having a qualified lawyer will level the playfield. He will defend your interest and he will try to get as much money as possible. This way you don’t have to carry all the financial liability. Remember that these errors will bring more medical expenses. If your doctor is responsible for all the injuries, you won’t have to pay for them out of your pocket.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Eric "Rick"" Block"
- David I. Cates
- Phillip A. Tatlow
- Stanley J. Levy
- Samuel M. Meirowitz
- Richard C. DeFrancesco
- Clifford E. Haines
- Jason E. Payne
- Justin A. Hill
- David Blinka
- William S. Stone
- Graham Scofield
Eric "Rick"" Block"
A personal injury attorney with Morgan & Morgan PA, Eric S. Block represents clients in Jacksonville, Florida. His priority is helping those with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and those involved in biking accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and car accidents. He is fluent in both English and American Sign Language.Mr. Block attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in pre-law English in 1980. After graduation, he moved on to Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1985. While in law school he was also a Book Award Winner, and since then, he has spent decades advocating for those who have been injured by anothers negligence. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Admitted to practice in the state of Florida, Mr. Block is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Some of his most successful cases include a verdict of $5 million for a woman injured by a falling vending machine and a knee-injury verdict of $7.8 million. Mr. Block is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Block has been a family law mediator and circuit court mediator for the Florida Supreme Court and is a founding member of the Jacksonville Justice Association. Other professional organizations he holds memberships with include the Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association.As owner of Big Picture Presentations, Mr. Block is also president of the North Florida Music Association and a former president of Positively Jacksonville!, 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.
David I. Cates
Attorney David I. Cates is a founding principal at Cates Mahoney, LLC, in Swansea, Illinois. Mr. Cates focuses his practice on personal injury cases on individual, class action and mass tort levels, serving clients throughout the State of Illinois. He also has experience with matters involving employment law, medical negligence, products liability and workplace accidents.Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Cates has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients. He is committed to advocating for injured Illinois individuals and families against large corporations.Mr. Cates belongs to several professional organizations, including the East St. Louis Bar Association, the Madison County Bar Association, the St. Clair County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. His leadership roles include serving on the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, as a state delegate for the American Association for Justice and an Illinois state coordinator for Public Justice.Mr. Cates received a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He obtained a license to practice law in 2006 and holds licenses in Illinois and Kentucky. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois.Following law school, Mr. Cates gained legal experience through working as an assistant states attorney in Hamilton and St. Clair counties. He went on to join his mother as a partner at Cates Law Firm before forming Cates Mahoney, LLC, in 2012.
Phillip A. Tatlow
A partner at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC, Phillip A. Tatlow has developed a well-deserved reputation among his fellow attorneys as a premier civil litigator. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and the Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for Missouri. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Tatlow is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.Mr. Tatlow focuses a portion of his practice on personal injury litigation, representing clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of motor vehicle and trucking crashes, nursing home abuse, premises liability and workers compensation and ERISA litigation. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable jury awards and has negotiated numberous settlements throughout his career. This has resulted in his membership in the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. Mr. Tatlow also assists people who have been injured on the job and who are trying to obtain their rightful compensation under their employers workers compensation insurance coverage.Another part of Mr. Tatlows caseload involves the representation of employees and their family members who are members of group insurance plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The types of these ERISA plans have included life insurance, accidental death and long-term disability, and he has successfully handled lawsuits against many of the countrys largest insurance companies that have delayed or denied his clients claims, including Cigna Insurance Company (also called Life Insurance Company of North America), Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Lincoln Life Insurance Company, Aetna, Prudential Insurance, Prudential Financial and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. In addition to his courtroom successes in this part of his practice, Mr. Tatlow has also received many favorable results through arbitration and mediation.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.
Stanley J. Levy
A co-founder of Levy Konigsberg LLP, Stanley J. Levy is currently of counsel to the New York City-based firm. He provides representation to clients around the country who have been harmed by the negligence of others in litigation involving asbestos-caused mesothelioma, defective products, hazardous waste, domestic and international aviation accidents and wrongful death. Mr. Levy also has experience in assisting plaintiffs in consumer fraud lawsuits against health care and pharmaceutical companies.A 1956 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University, Mr. Levy pursued his legal education at Columbia Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1959. After graduation, he spent four years as Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the New York State Attorney General. In that capacity, he handled cases involving consumer and securities fraud before leaving to join the firm of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, where he handled aviation accident and product liability litigation as a partner of that firm. Mr. Levy left that firm in 1975, and co-found his current firm. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Levy is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Levy has served as lead counsel in some of the countrys largest mesothelioma lawsuits, and he has been able to obtain many multimillion-dollar jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. He has also served as Chairman of the Plaintiffs Creditors Committees in the Manville and Keene bankruptcies. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of a number of companies, including a stock exchange listed company. Along the way, he has earned the high esteem of his fellow professionals. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Levy has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. The author of more than two dozen articles on aspects of his practice areas that have been published in professional journals, he is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and several other legal organizations.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.
Samuel M. Meirowitz
A highly regarded trial lawyer, Samuel M. Meirowitz is the co-founder of Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Providing representation to clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, he focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on assisting people who have been harmed by exposure to asbestos and other toxic materials. Mr. Meirowitz also handles cases involving defective products, including drugs and medical devices, and he represents employees who have been the victims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.In 1996, Mr. Meirowitz graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued his legal education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University. After graduation, he joined a firm that handled bad faith insurance claims on behalf of policy holders. Mr. Meirowitz then spent several years as a prosecutor at the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and then six years as a senior trial lawyer with one of the nations leading plaintiff firms before co-founding his current firm in 2015. Admitted to practice in New York, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.During his career in private practice, Mr. Meirowitz has successfully obtained several high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients, including a nearly $4 million award in an asbestos trial. While not in the courtroom, he has taught law as an adjunct professor at Queens College, part of the City University of New York.
Richard C. DeFrancesco
Attorney Richard C. DeFrancesco is the founder and president of North Hills Legal in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Serving clients throughout Chester and Lancaster counties and the surrounding areas of the greater Philadelphia metro, Mr. DeFrancesco delivers unmatched advocacy and support to those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Mr. DeFrancesco believes that a lawyers job is to help those in need, and he promises to be a dedicated adviser and confidant for anyone seeking his counsel. In addition, he believes that all people deserve access to top-quality legal representation despite their means, and he offers transparent, contingency-based fee schedules in order to provide quality legal services that are both effective and affordable to his clients.As further evidence of his commitment to those with limited means, Mr. DeFrancesco routinely volunteers his time and services to those less fortunate throughout his community, and he was selected to the First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll from 2013 to 2015. He also volunteers with the Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program.A 1998 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. DeFrancesco obtained his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 2001. Both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. DeFrancesco worked for more than 16 years at other area law firms, honing his skills in claims involving personal injury and bad faith insurance disputes before establishing his private practice in 2018.Active in his legal community, Mr. DeFrancesco is a member of the Chester County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where he once served as co-chair for the organizations insurance bad faith section. Recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region, he has received a number of awards and honors for his professionalism and service.
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Clifford E. Haines
Attorney Clifford E. Haines is the founder of Haines & Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Haines practices in the area of legal malpractice and serves clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.A graduate of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Mr. Haines has been licensed to practice law since 1971. His prior legal experience includes nine years as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia and more than 20 years at a private Pennsylvania-based firm practicing in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.Over the course of his career, Mr. Haines has received many honors and awards for his contributions to the legal profession. He has participated in a variety of pro bono work and lectured for different organizations and bar associations. He also served as director of the Academy of Advocacy at Temple University and teaches courses for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.Mr. Haines has always been an active member of the Pennsylvania legal and professional communities. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has held many roles in the organizations over the years. He is also active in the American Bar Association and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also served in the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.Mr. Haines has earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his work in the personal injury and medical malpractice fields. This prominent organization features attorneys who have recovered verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million dollars for their clients.
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Jason E. Payne
The founder of The Payne Firm, Jason E. Payne focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and he has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Based in Houston, he is admitted to practice before all Texas and New York state courts, and he has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Payne provides representation to area residents who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this area of the law have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, aviation accidents, toxic torts, and defective drugs and medical devices, and he has been able to obtain many sizable negotiated settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. In addition to his negligence practice, Mr. Payne has extensive experience in commercial litigation, including interference with contractual relations and other types of business torts.As an undergraduate, Mr. Payne attended the University of Houston, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Science in 1999. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal education at the University of Houston Law Center, and he was a member of the schools Mock Trial Team before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. After he graduated, Mr. Payne was an associate at a Houston civil litigation firm before opening his practice in 2004. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern Universitys Kellogg School of Management.
Justin A. Hill
Attorney Justin A. Hill is the founder of Hill Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hill focuses his practice on personal injury and workers compensation law, representing those injured due to motor vehicle accidents, product liability, trucking accidents and work injury.Over the course of his career, Mr. Hill has litigated cases throughout the state of Texas as well as nationwide. He has strong relationships and connections in many different Texas cities and regularly serves clients in cities, including Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Burkburnett, Corpus Christi, Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Dallas, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, Karnes City, Katy, Kenedy, Laredo, McAllen, Midland, New Braunfels, Odessa, Seguin, Waco, Weslaco and Zavala County.Mr. Hill is passionate about staying involved in the Texas legal community. He is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and belongs to the bar associations Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. He is also active in the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. He is the author of various legal articles and speaks at conferences throughout Texas.Mr. Hill enjoys giving back to his community through volunteer work. He provides pro bono services to the Rape Crisis Center in San Antonio and is a supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving South Texas.Mr. Hill graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in management. He earned his law degree from Baylor Law School, serving as editor-in-chief of the Baylor Law Review. He holds an active law license in all Texas state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.
David Blinka is a shareholder and located at the firms Madison office. Davids practice encompasses various personal injury cases, including claims involving wrongful death, products liability and motor vehicle accidents. He began his career at Habush Habush & Rottier by assisting with the successful settlement of claims for over 200 property owners in the Town of Jackson, Wisconsin, who were impacted by groundwater contamination arising from the release of gasoline from a pipeline that ruptured.Prior to joining Habush Habush & Rottier, David dedicated his efforts to serving the publics interest in securing justice and protecting legal rights while learning trial practice as a volunteer prosecutor during law school. He has since been recognized as a Rising Star since 2014 by Top Lawyers and was distinguished as an Up and Coming lawyer in 2017 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He has also previously made the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society list by having provided volunteer legal representation to those in need of equal access to justice.As a resident of Madison, David stays active in the legal community through his involvement with theDane County Bar Association, having served on its board and theWisconsin Association for Justice,, for which he has published articles on litigation topics and presented at seminars on issues concerning subrogation and remedies in environmental tort actions. Additionally, he volunteers for various programs conducted by the University of Wisconsin Law School to help prepare students for the practice of law and has also coordinated volunteer service projects and community activities through his work with the bar association.In his free time, David enjoys reading history and engaging in outdoor activities at any time of the year.
William S. Stone
As senior partner at Boone & Stone, William S. Stone is committed to representing clients in Blakely, Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. He focuses his practice on personal injury and commercial law cases that involve the following matters: product liability, aviation accidents, commercial and consumer fraud, professional malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death and trucking accidents.After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Georgia, Mr. Stone went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1977.With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Stone takes an aggressive approach to securing justice for clients, whether they have been injured as a result of an aviation accident or a defective drug. He takes the time to work with clients to understand their goals for their case and then tenaciously works to obtain a favorable outcome. For his successes, Mr. Stone holds an Avvo Good rating and he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.A published author and frequent lecturer, Mr. Stone holds memberships with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.Mr. Stone is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Stone enjoys spending time with his five children. 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.
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