If you haven’t been in an accident, you probably haven’t had any reason to think about personal injury claims, except when you hear about some big verdict on the news. We discussed how knowing your rights and choosing a good attorney can make all the difference in getting you a fair recovery. First, no one claimant can recover more than $25,000. He had $25,000 in liability insurance. That doctor ordered more diagnostic testing and prescribed new medications for the pain.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
- Jeffrey "Jack"" Gordon"
- Alan F. Wagner
- Michael L. Teich
- Matt Vititoe
- John Cagney
- Spencer J. Pahlke
- David E. Nager
- John H. Gomez
- Brian Brandt
- Stephen Clark
- George W. Mauze, II
- Joseph G. Isaac
Jeffrey "Jack"" Gordon"
Jeffrey JackGordon is a highly skilled trial attorney who has been profiled among the ,TopLawyers© ,in the Bay Area by ,Tampa Bay Magazine ,and has twice been selected a Leading Attorney of the Southeastern United States in ,Forbes, magazine. He has been selected for inclusion among Floridas ,Legal Elite, and recognized as one of the ,Top 100 SuperLawyers®, in the state of Florida, and one of the ,Top 50 SuperLawyers®, of Tampa Bay.In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Mr. Gordon was named the #1 Medical Malpractice Lawyer by his peers in ,Tampa Magazine,.Four times Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, Mr. Gordon is also certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy as an expert in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Pre-trial Litigation. He is ,AV® rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.In 2017, Mr. Gordon earned National Board Certification as an expert in Medical Malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is 1 of merely 17 lawyers in the State of Florida to have achieved this distinction.Mr. Gordon earned a 2014 and 2015 ,National Litigator Award, and is a Lifetime Member of The ,Million Dollar Advocates Forum, having achieved multiple seven figure jury verdicts and settlements. Mr. Gordon was honored in Florida Top Verdicts for having obtained the largest award in a lawsuit against a Dram Shop in 2011 (8.25 Million Dollars). Most recently he obtained the largest award in a lawsuit involving a motorcycle accident in December of 2017 (14.95 Million Dollars). After jury selection and merely four days of testimony in what was expected to be a 10 day trial, GEICO executives at the corporate headquarters in Maryland authorized consent judgment before verdict.In 2016, Mr. Gordon was elected to membership in the ,American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) ,and listed in, The Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition).Mr. Gordon concentrates his practice in representing individuals who have been injured, and families of relatives who have been killed, as a result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and defective products.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700,, Tampa FL 33602
Alan F. Wagner
As a senior partner and the president of Wagner McLaughlin, P.A. Alan F. Wagner uses his more than 30 years of experience as an attorney to fight for the rights of plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters. He serves clients throughout Florida in matters relating to medical malpractice, products liability, bad faith litigation, professional negligence, commercial disputes, legal malpractice and toxic torts. , Mr. Wagner has a passion for obtaining compensation for those who have been hurt by the wrongful or negligent conduct of others. He is noted for his trial advocacy skills and his ability to examine expert witnesses, which is critical to success in personal injury litigation. The National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar have both certified him as a civil trial lawyer. , The American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in America, inducted Mr. Wagner as a fellow in 2005. He also received the rating of AV from his peers through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Additionally, the Florida Supreme Court appointed him to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions Committee on civil matters, and he served on this committee from 2006-2012. In 1983, Mr. Wagner graduated with high honors and received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He previously taught as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy and legal writing at the Stetson University College of Law. During his free time, Mr. Wagner serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and The American Law Institute. He also enjoys piloting and has licenses to fly single- and multiengine planes. 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 L. Teich
A partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. Michael L. Teich focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake and Kane counties, he assists those who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, aviation accidents, motor vehicle crashes and construction site accidents.As an undergraduate, Mr. Teich earned a Bachelor of Science in applied economics and management from Cornell University in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After graduation, Mr. Teich spent two years as counsel to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives before entering private practice. He has been with his current firm since 2017.Throughout his career, Mr. Teich has been instrumental in obtaining many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. These have included a $7.1 million verdict in a case involving a regional airline crash, a $1.9 million settlement for a client injured by a defective truck part and a $2.25 million verdict for the family of a man killed by a distracted driver. His fellow professionals have taken note of his successes and have given him a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Teich is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Matt Vititoe has been practicing law in Monroe County and Southeastern Michigan since 2008. Matt graduated from Airport High School in 1990. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Eastern Michigan University in 2000. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2005. Matt is a veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy during the first Persian Gulf War.Matt Vititoe serves on the Board of Directors for Senior Legal Services in Monroe, Michigan. He is the president of the Monroe City Civil Service Commission. He is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, National Association of Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers, Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, the State Bar of Michigan, Monroe County Bar Association. He is the current president of the Monroe County Criminal Defense Bar Association. He also mediates for the Monroe County Friend of the Court.Attorney Matt Vititoe is a skilled litigator and mediator. He is committed to learning innovative techniques to assist his clients both in the courtroom and out.Client reviews:,Mr. Vititoe did an amazing job for me. I was going through a very difficult time with my ex wife and He really helped me through it... Ted, divorce client,Mr Vititoe ... always very professional. He will always go that extra mile for is clients.....leaves no stone unturned. Stan, custody and parenting time client,Mr. Vititoe handled a sensitive Mediation in which both parties were initially hostile and neither had proper documentation. He plunged into this legal morass deftly and with great care. This allowed both parties to reach an equitable agreement on the first day and avoid any nasty legal penalties. Also, he has provided my business with pertinent and timely legal advice, saving us countless hours and thousands of dollars in an area outside of his regular practice, completing research quickly and impressing our board of directors with his timeliness and professionalism, directly leading to successful business contracts. A fantastic, literate, and dogged lawyer. Highly recommended. Jeremiah, business client,Took care of my case with great diligence. Very responsible, timely and fought my case like a bulldog. Alexander, custody and parenting time client,Matt really went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and informed about my case, every step of the way. When I first went to him for advice, I wasnt sure what to expect. But, he broke everything down for me step by step. Benny, divorce client,Peer endorsements:,Matt is a great attorney! Hes knowledgeable and takes the time to educate and advise his clients. Hes quick on his feet and respected by Judges. Victoria Shackleford, Esq.If you have a legal predicament in Monroe County, Michigan, I endorse and encourage you to talk o Matt Vititoe. I have consulted with Matt on legal matters and am confident in his abilities. Further, Matt has been involved in continued legal training which is not mandated in Michigan at this time. This alone sets Matt apart from other attorneys. Most importantly, Matt truly cares for his clients and puts his energy in seeking justice for them and the best outcome for their cases. Rhonda Ives, Esq.Matt is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is extremely well prepared and thorough. He is very well respected in the legal community and you can count on him to provide top-notch representation. Matthew Zick, Esq.
2 East First Street, Suite 207,, Monroe MI 48161
Attorney John Cagney is a partner with the law firm of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore in New York, New York. Serving clients throughout New York City and Long Island as well as all of Westchester County and the surrounding areas, Mr. Cagney devotes his practice to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence achieve the justice they deserve.Focusing almost exclusively on medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, Mr. Cagney has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of individuals and families adversely affected by birth injuries, surgical errors, failures to diagnose, medication and nursing errors, and other preventable tragedies. He also has extensive experience with cases involving cerebral palsy, Erbs palsy and shoulder dystocia brought on by birth errors.A 2002 cum laude graduate of Boston College, Mr. Cagney attended Fordham University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.After receiving his license to practice, Mr. Cagney served as trial assistant to attorney Tom Moore, one of the firms senior partners and widely regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the country. In this role, Mr. Cagney gained invaluable insight into trial preparation and effective trial advocacy, which serves him well as he seeks to achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for his plaintiff clients.Active in his legal community, Mr. Cagney is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Spencer J. Pahlke
Spencer J. Pahlke is an associate of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a San Francisco personal injury law firm dedicated to representing plaintiffs in California and other jurisdictions. Spencers practice at Walkup focuses on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective medical devices, vehicular collisions, medical malpractice and dangerous conditions on both public and private property.Spencer is a 2007 graduate of the University of California at Berkeleys Boalt Hall School of Law. At Berkeley, Spencer was a member of the California Law Review and an associate editor for Ecology Law Quarterly. His main interest, however, was trial advocacy. Spencer successfully competed on several trial teams during his time at Berkeley, winning the Bay Area trial competition held by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association as well as two top advocate awards. Spencer now lectures on trial advocacy topics at Boalt Hall, directs the schools external trial competition program and coaches three trial advocacy teams. He has also provided ongoing legal education, including developing and co-chairing programs produced in conjunction with Berkeley Law, with a special focus on providing training to young attorneys.
650 California Street, 26th Floor,, San Francisco CA 94108
David E. Nager
As the managing partner at Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co. L.P.A. David E. Nager provides dedicated legal services to clients throughout the state of Ohio from office locations in Akron, Ashtabula, Cleveland, Columbus and Zanesville. He focuses his practice on workers compensation, medical malpractice and personal injury.After earning a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 1987, Mr. Nager went on to attend the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law/Cleveland State University. From there, he received a Juris Doctor in 1990.With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Nager has achieved favorable outcomes for thousands of clients in cases argued before various state level courts as well as before the Ohio Industrial Commission. He believes that his clients have no reason to settle for less and, for that reason, he strives to obtain for his clients the compensation that they are due. Over the course of his career, Mr. Nager has obtained compensation that totals in the tens of millions of dollars for his clients.His commitment to better the judicial system and fight for the rights of his clients has helped Mr. Nager earn recognition from his clients and his peers as a leader in the area of workers compensation. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo Superbrating; and he was presented with an Outstanding Service Award from the Ohio Association for Justice.Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Nager is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Nager also served on the Bureau of Workers Compensation Board of Directors Nominating Committee. During his free time, he enjoys coaching youth in sports and spending time with his family.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.
John H. Gomez
John H. Gomez is the founder of Gomez Trial Attorneys located in San Diego, California. Representing plaintiff clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, class action lawsuits, defective products and environmental issues. As a football player at the University of San Diego, Mr. Gomez was named to the Academic All-America Team before receiving a bachelors degree. He then went on to attend Yale Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After spending three years as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, a highly-regarded international law firm, Mr. Gomez worked for the U.S. Department of Justice before returning to private practice in 2000. He is admitted to practice in California. Since becoming a plaintiffs attorney, Mr. Gomez has recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as attested to by his AV peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Mr. Gomez is also a member of The Summit Council, an exclusive group of top civil justice attorneys, and he has received several awards from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. Mr. Gomez strongly believes that it is his duty to give back to the community. He is actively involved in a variety of different charities to help at-risk youth and foster children. Mr. Gomez also works to advocate for Latino causes, and to prevent drunk and impaired driving. His valued work for the betterment of the community led to his being given a Community Service Award in 2012 by the San Diego County 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. 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.
Brian Brandt of the Law Offices of Brian Brandt is committed to assisting those who have been injured due to the negligence of others. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Brandt has earned the respect of his peers in the legal profession and the gratitude of his many clients in Southern California.Mr. Brandt graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984 with a double major in anthropology and psychology. He continued his education by receiving a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Law at Santa Clara University in 1987. He was admitted to practice in California later that year. Since then, Mr. Brandt has focused his efforts on helping the injured to receive fair and just compensation.Being injured or losing a loved one through someone elses negligence can have catastrophic effects on those involved and Mr. Brandt understands the deeply rooted emotions such situations can carry. His passion, experience and resources allow Mr. Brandt to go up against powerful insurance companies and fight for his clients in many types of cases, including traffic accidents, medical malpractice, elder abuse, defective products and accidents on other peoples property.With the help of Mr. Brandts commitment and hard work, many of his clients have obtained jury awards and settlements worth over $1 million.Mr. Brandt is active in many professional organizations, including Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.His skills and experience have earned him recognition and honors from the media and the legal community. He has been listed as one of the best Inland Empire lawyers by Inland Empire Magazine and was rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbells peer review service.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.
Stephen Clark decided to open up his own law practice after working at other law firms. Mr. Clark concentrates his law practice in the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal law. A trial attorney,A Bishop Lynch Preparatory High School of Dallas graduate, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University where he received Deans List honors. Before attending law school, Stephen taught elementary school at Mesquite I.S.D. Working for three years in the public school system, he gained a passion helping people attain their goals and that passion resonates throughout his work.Stephen attended St. Marys University Law School in San Antonio. He served as president of two organizations while attending St. Marys where he received two service awards for work within the community and service at the school. During Law School, he spent a summer at the prestigious London School of Economics studying issues related to International Law. Stephen interned with the Bexar County Staff Attorneys office during law school where he helped pro se litigants with a variety of family law issues.
George W. Mauze, II
Attorney George W. Mauzé, II, is the founder of Mauzé Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Mauzé practices personal injury law and handles matters involving birth injury, brain injury, catastrophic death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, products liability, trucking accidents, work injury and wrongful death. He serves clients throughout the San Antonio metropolitan area, including Bexar and the surrounding counties such as Bandera and Helotes.Over the course of his career, Mr. Mauzé has been involved in many landmark cases that have resulted in substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients. His achievements have resulted in membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of attorneys who have attained million or multimillion-dollar recoveries for their clients.Mr. Mauzé and his firm have earned a respected reputation within Texas and national legal communities. Mauzé Law Firm received a business excellence award from the American Registry in 2015 for Americas Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%.The firm was also recognized by The National Law Journal for having the 24th and 97th largest verdicts in 2001 and 2004.Originally from San Antonio, Mr. Mauzé is a lifetime fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyerby The National Trial Lawyers. He earned a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and received his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston.Mr. Mauzé has been licensed to practice law since 1983 and is licensed in all Texas state courts and several federal courts. He regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars and authors articles for various publications.
Joseph G. Isaac
Joseph G. Isaac is an attorney with the civil litigation firm Scherr & Legate PLLC in El Paso, Texas. He focuses his practice on personal injury claims involving products liability and automobile and common carrier accidents. In addition, he handles nonsubscriber negligence claims and employment law matters, including ERISA claims. An energetic and intelligent trial lawyer, he joined Scherr & Legate shortly after graduating from law school, having previously worked at the firm as a summer clerk.In 2004, Mr. Isaac graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts. He then continued his education at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor with highest honors in 2007. By virtue of his outstanding scholastic achievements, he was inducted into both the Order of the Coif and the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at the university. Mr. Isaac has held memberships in the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, the Learned Hand Inn and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before state courts in both Texas and New Mexico.A lifelong resident of El Paso with many family ties in the area, Mr. Isaac is fiercely committed to using the legal system to fighting the injustices faced by his clients, who are primarily residents of El Paso and the surrounding area. You cant take shortcuts with peoples lives, he insists. He is proud of his familys heritage and its part in building the community of El Paso. He and his wife, Melissa, live in the city with their two young children.