That means if you get a $100 treatment and pay a $20 copay, the insurance doesn’t actually pay the remaining $80. The next article discusses some of those complications, how you can anticipate them, and in some cases, avoid them entirely. In November, 2010, Enrique Flores was riding as a passenger in his girlfriend’s car. The claims adjuster took advantage of this misunderstanding and tried to make a record that the arm pain pre-existed the accident.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
- Patricia M. Jarzobski
- Andrew Hutton
- Jeremy J. Pichon
- Ronald H. Jarashow
- Suzanne V. Burnett
- Christopher J. Cadem
- Joseph J. Babich
- John M. Dodig
- Sean Logue
- Ryan Browne
- Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.
- Jeffrey D. Veitch
Patricia M. Jarzobski
Patricia M. Jarzobski, is one of the most influential and respected plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death lawyers in the state of Colorado. She is the former President of the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Womens Bar Association, and works tirelessly to represent those who have been in vehicle accidents, aviation accidents, and other incidences where the result was personal injury or wrongful death.In addition to being the founder of ,Patricia M. Jarzobski, P.C. located in Denver, Colorado, Patricia has forwarded the work of female attorneys across the state as a thought leader and mentor. She is currently a Board Member for the Colorado Womens Bar Association as well as the National Conference of Womens Bar Associations, a Mentor in the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Mentoring Program, and a Commissioner for the 17th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission. She has won multiple high-profile awards for her work in the legal community.With over 25 years of experience working with those who have been injured through negligence or the wrongful actions of others, Ms. Jarzobski is a compassionate advocate for people who have been in car, truck, motorcycle, recreational, aviation, and skiing accidents. Some of her most impactful lawsuits have involved large truck collisions and fatal motor vehicle accidents, although she has also successfully represented individuals in small and large-scale aviation cases. This includes 50 plaintiffs who were injured during an explosive decompression on commercial United Airlines flight 811 as well as suits against TWA, Continental, Air France, and Northwest. She has also won difficult slip-and-fall, school bus, and public transportation cases.Patricia is a strong advocate for her clients and is dedicated to supporting her clients long after a trial is over. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Andrew (Andy) Hutton is the founding partner of the personal injury litigation law firm of Hutton & Hutton, LLC, in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Hutton is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. His major appointments include plaintiff counsel by the federal court in personal injury claims of national significance, including Temporomandibular Joint Litigation, MDL 1001; Ford Motor Company vehicle paint litigation, MDL 1063; and diet drugs products litigation, MDL 1203. Hutton & Hutton, LLC, is currently a member of the Castano Plaintiffs Litigation Committee, which places Andy in a unique position to remain active in tobacco litigation nationwide. He is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the American Board of Trial Advocates.Andy has received several selections to the prestigious list of Best Lawyers in America, most recently in 2010. He has been selected by his professional colleagues throughout Missouri and Kansas to be listed among Missouri & Kansas Top Lawyers five consecutive years, 2005 through 2009. Andy received his Bachelor of Business Arts degree from Washburn University in Topeka, magna cum laude in 1976. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1979.
8100 E. 22nd Street North #1200, PO Box 638,, Wichita KS 67201
Jeremy J. Pichon
Attorney Jeremy J. Pichon is a partner with Wright, Pichon & Gray, PLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. A top-rated trial lawyer with 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Pichon focuses his practice primarily on complex litigation involving personal injury claims and business disputes.In addition to his legal experience, he has a diverse and varied background that makes him well-suited to handle the needs of his clients across a broad range of disciplines, and he has earned a reputation as one of the top attorneys in the region for those dealing with legal challenges involving any of following:,· Motor vehicle accidents,· Asbestos exposure,· 18 Wheeler Accidents· Defective products, Medical Malpractice,· Class actions,· Wrongful Deaths,After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans in 2004, Mr. Pichon attended Southern University Law Center and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. A captain in the Louisiana National Guard with more than 18 years of military service, Mr. Pichon completed The Judge Advocate Generals Legal Center and School in 2010. As a judge advocate and military attorney, Mr. Pichon has served as both prosecution and defense counsel before various courts-martial, and he has received the Army Commendation Medal along with other awards and accolades for his service.Licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts since 2009, Mr. Pichon is also admitted to practice before all state and federal military courts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. In 2016, The Times-Picayune voted him among the top attorneys in New Orleans, and in 2017, The National Trial Lawyers named him among the countrys Top 40 Under 40 civil plaintiff lawyers.Active in both his legal and local communities, Mr. Pichon is a member of the American Bar Association, The National Trial Lawyers, the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He also serves on the board of directors for the Legion of Mars and conducts motivational lectures at high schools and community colleges throughout his area.
201 St Charles Ave, Suite 3206,, New Orleans LA 70170
Ronald H. Jarashow
As an attorney at Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC, Ronald H. Jarashow is committed to representing clients in Maryland state and federal courts. He focuses his practice on handling cases that involve business and corporate law, business litigation and personal injury plaintiff matters. Mr. Jarashow is a former Judge on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court (general trial court).In 1971, Mr. Jarashow received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Franklin & Marshall College. While earning his undergraduate degree, he spent a year abroad at Lancaster University in England. Mr. Jarashow graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1975 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he was a member of the schools law review. He was the law clerk for the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals from 1975 - 76.Any legal matter can be time-consuming and overwhelming. With 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Jarashow helps clients address the most complex cases. He has represented people and business entities throughout Maryland and other states. He has argued more than 35 appeals. Mr. Jarashow is an experienced arbitrator and mediator. He has been appointed by courts for about 20 years. He mediated and decided cases as a judge. After returning to private law practice, he has been hired to arbitrate or mediate cases. For his many achievements, Mr. Jarashow holds an Avvo Superb rating; Whats Up Magazine and SmartCEO recognized him as one of the best lawyers in the area; and he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. See the law firm website for a more complete resume.A published author, Mr. Jarashow is a member of The Bar Association of Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Maryland Association for Justice. He has presented in seminars on topics such as evidence, electronic discovery, and expert witnesses.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Suzanne V. Burnett
Suzanne Vetter Burnett focuses solely on personal injury matters—primarily car crashes, premises liability, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.Suzanne is a Maryland native who grew up in Baltimore City. She briefly left Maryland to attend Virginia Tech where she studied Political Science and Professional Writing. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received her Bachelors Degree. Suzanne then moved back to Baltimore City and continued her studies at The University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude.After finishing law school, Suzanne moved to Annapolis and began her career as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Laura S. Keissling in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County. After completing her clerkship, she joined a firm and practiced solely personal injury Plaintiffs work. During that time, Suzanne gained extensive litigation experience representing injured individuals against big business insurance companies.In 2012, after practicing law only two years, The Daily Record of Maryland honored Suzanne as a Top Twenty in their TwentiesAward Recipient for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. Suzanne is a founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and is actively involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Anne Arundel County. Suzanne serves on the Anne Arundel Bar Associations Board of Trustees (AABA) and is the former chair of the AABA New Lawyers Committee. She is also an active member of the Prince Georges County Bar Association, The Maryland Association for Justice, and the Maryland State Bar. Suzanne has been recognized by SuperLawyers with the reveled distinction of A Rising Star in Maryland and Washington D.C.—yearly since 2013.In 2016 and 2017, Suzanne was honored by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40Award Recipient. She was named one of Marylands Outstanding Young Lawyersby the American Registry for Top Attorneys in 2016. In 2018, Suzanne was named, Top 10 Attorney by The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers. Additionally, she was chosen to 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Top Lawyers Rising Stars. In June 2018, Suzanne received the Presidents Award from the Anne Arundel Bar Association. The award is selected by the AABA president, Steve Wrobel. Suzanne was recognized for her work on the board. Most notably, Suzanne played a large role in helping to plan the AABA Barristers Ball which raised funds to benefit veterans.She is a recent member of The National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished Women attorney to provide the best way for the public to find Women attorneys for their legal needs & other attorneys to find a source for case referrals.Suzanne lives in Annapolis with her husband, Andrew, their son, Brooks, daughter, Quinn, and rescue dog, Koco.
16701 Melford Boulevard, Suite 421,, Bowie MD 20715
Christopher J. Cadem
For more than a decade, Chris Cadem has concentrated his practice on litigation matters in both criminal and civil cases in State and Federal Court. His experience includes more than 100 trials and roughly a dozen appeals, including multiple petitions to the Minnesota Supreme Court. He has successfully litigated cases spanning from simple speeding tickets to first degree murder and first degree criminal sexual conduct. His civil docket includes everything from car accidents to complex multiparty, million-dollar financial matters. Chriss clients include an Academy Award nominated actor, family members of court staff, a judge, and thousands of other Minnesotans.Chris has been widely recognized by his peers for his experience and professionalism. He was named an Up & Coming Attorneyby ,Minnesota Lawyer, magazine, Rising Starby Minnesota ,Top Lawyers, magazine, repeatedly named a North Star Lawyerby the Minnesota State Bar Association, repeatedly named in the Top 100criminal defense attorneys by the National Trial Lawyer Association, and has received Avvo.coms highest distinction as a Superb Attorney.”,Prior to forming Cadem Law Group, Chris practiced at a small Minnesota based law firm where he founded the firms first civil litigation practice. Before that, he worked as the vice president and as legal counsel for an insurance agency located in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an intern lobbyist in Washington D.C. for a large Minnesota law firm.Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both political science and psychology from the University of Minnesota Morris with Highest Distinction, where he was honored with the prestigious Scholar of the College Award and the Gieske Academic Award. He was also a Phi Kappa Phi honorary and presented independent research on the impact of social identity on voting behavior at the University of Minnesota Research Symposium and at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Louisville, Kentucky.Chris received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. While a student there, Chris was in the Maynard Pirsig Appellate Advocacy Moot Court, where he was awarded honors and was nominated for the law schools best appellate brief. He was also selected as a student director of the University of Minnesota Housing Law Clinic and to take part in the Kommerstad Centers Business Law Clinic. During his final year in school, Chris externed with the Honorable Richard H. Kyle of the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.In his practice and personal life, Chris works diligently to have a positive influence in his community and on the lives of the people around him. Chris gives back to his community through multiple volunteer organizations. He served for many years as general corporate counsel for the Minnesota Jaycees, was a member of the Fergus Falls Jaycees where he has served as chairman of the board, president, vice president of membership, and treasurer. He was the two-time past president of the Fergus Falls Lions, was the secretary and treasurer of the Otter Tail County Bar Association, and was an ambassador for the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce. Since 2006, he has served repeatedly as a Civil Rights Moot Court judge for the University of Minnesota Law School, and also volunteers as a mock trial judge for the Minnesota State Bar Associations annual High School Mock Trial Tournament.
Joseph J. Babich
Mr. Babich is a founding partner of the law firm of Dreyer, Babich, Buccola, Wood, Campora, LLP. After receiving his Bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1980, he was admitted to the State Bar of California in December of 1980. After a brief stint as a Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorneys Office, he began practicing plaintiffs personal injury law wherein he has exclusively represented injured clients. Mr. Babich has been very active in various trial lawyer associations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California where he served on its Board between 1995 and 1998. He also has served as President for the Sacramento Consumer Attorneys in 1993, and was honored as their selection for Advocate of the Year for his outstanding trial results in 2003. He also was selected Lawyer of the Year in Sacramento by Best Lawyers in 2013 and again in 2018. Mr. Babich is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the ,National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a member of the ,American Board of Trial Advocates,. He also holds the highest rating (AV) by ,Martindale-Hubbell, which provides peer review legal ratings for attorneys based on ethical standards and legal skills.
John M. Dodig
John M. Dodig is a shareholder at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice of law in the area of ,personal injury,, representing plaintiffs in a broad range of complex litigation involving ,construction accidents,, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence and ,civil rights claims,.Mr. Dodig is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has litigated personal injury matters in several additional states with pro hac vice admission. Mr. Dodig is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney, an honor garnered by less than 2 percent of lawyers in that state. In recognition of his ethics and impressive legal skills, Mr. Dodig has received a peer review score of AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell. He has earned a Superbrating from his peers through Avvo as well.During his legal career, Mr. Dodig has achieved recoveries ranging in the millions of dollars. Notable results include a $31 million verdict on behalf of an individual injured as a result of a dangerous highway and a $14 million recovery for an individual injured in a tractor-trailer accident. Mr. Dodig is recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the civil plaintiff category by The National Trial Lawyers. He was invited to become a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2016.A native of Saugerties, New York, Mr. Dodig obtained his bachelors degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After earning his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, he received his LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1994.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.
1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor,, Philadelphia PA 19103
Attorney Sean Logue is the founder of the Logue Law Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Logue has more than 11 years of legal experience defending the rights and liberties of those charged with any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, including traffic tickets. He has achieved notable success representing a diverse range of clients in state and federal courts, and administrative agencies across the region.One of Mr. Logues primary areas of practice is in the defense of traffic tickets, and he has represented national trucking companies and truck driver association members with their complex traffic-related issues. He is also a member of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense, and he has earned a reputation as a leader in DUI law. In addition, Mr. Logue has extensive experience serving as defense counsel for individuals facing accusations of organized crime, sex crimes, drug crimes and more.In all cases, he is extremely thorough in preparing his cases for trial, and he uses his in-depth legal knowledge to provide candid, honest advice to those he serves about what they can realistically expect from their situations. He also keeps his clients constantly updated as to the status of their cases and remains in contact with them throughout all legal proceedings to address their questions and concerns as they arise.Recognized for his success, Mr. Logue has earned a Lead Counsel rating, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him a Top 40 Under 40 from 2012 to 2014. Moreover, Mr. Logue has received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with the sites Clients Choice Award. He has also received numerous other accolades from his peers, as well as many referrals from his satisfied clients.A 2004 honors graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Mr. Logue attended West Virginia University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. While in law school, he served as treasurer of the Student Bar Association, and he also served as law clerk at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. He is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Pennsylvania, and the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.Highly active in his legal community, he is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pennsylvania and West Virginia bar associations, and the Allegheny County and Washington County bar associations.
Ryan Browne primarily focuses his practice on complex business litigation, personal injury, and mass tort cases. During his career, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil litigation matters. He has also represented clients in a variety of corporate transactional matters and bankruptcy proceedings.
Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.
Personal injury attorney Fidel Rodriguez Jr. has fought to protect the rights of accident victims and families in San Antonio, Bexar County and throughout South Texas for more than 30 years. He takes particular pride in representing the working person against the big companies and focuses on cases involving serious auto accidents, trucking accidents, construction site accidents, accidents and injuries caused by defective products, fatal accidents (wrongful death) and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and burn cases.A native of South Texas, Mr. Rodriguez graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He later served in the United States Air Force while earning a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas. In 1980, he graduated from the University of Texas Law School and was admitted to the state bar later that same year. Mr. Rodriguez has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985 and holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In March 2001, he was inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jeffrey D. Veitch
An award-winning attorney, Jeffrey D. Veitch is the founder of The Veitch Law Firm. He handles criminal defense, personal injury and DUI cases on behalf of clients in Erie and Meadville, Pennsylvania, as well as those throughout Crawford and Erie counties.Mr. Veitch is highly regarded in the legal community as a leader in his practice areas. He holds honors such as being listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; earning an Avvo Superbrating; and being named to the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best.These accolades are a testament to the work Mr. Veitch puts into his firm every day. He is a former deputy prosecuting attorney whose job was to take on high-profile cases. Today, he uses that experience to predict how the state may try to build a case against his clients. Over the course of his career, he has taken more than 100 cases to trial and handled thousands of others. His efforts have led to hundreds of breath test suppressions in DUI cases.His background and present-day memberships in a number of legal organizations equip Mr. Veitch to represent clients from all walks of life. He has access to an extensive network of resources through groups such as the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, The National College of DUI Defense and the Northwest Academy for DUI Defense. A published author, Mr. Veitch is also a sought-after guest lecturer.Mr. Veitch received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 from Mercyhurst College. He then attended Capital University Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1995.