Did you speak to the insurance company? I want to create a protective bubble in which you can focus on recovering from your injuries and caring for your family. By following a few basic steps, you can make sure you give yourself the best possible chance to make a recovery for your injuries. He often has very good reasons for not getting treatment. If you get there during the salmon run, you can see thousands of salmon jumping the waterfall.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
- Alan G. Molk
- Joseph R. Curcio
- Thomas W. Dillon
- Lloyd N. Frischhertz
- Rob Sullivan
- Andrew Buchanan
- James A. Morris, Jr.
- Sammy Ford, IV
- Dana L. Salazar
- Craig W. Carlson
- Vincent T. Nappo
- Lisle W. Blackbourn
Alan G. Molk
Alan G. Molk is the owner of the Law Office of Alan G. Molk, located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and he is also of counsel to Larson & Larimer Professional Law Corporation. Representing clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area and across the state, he focuses his practice on plaintiff personal injury matters, handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents, product liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith and wrongful death.After receiving a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, Mr. Molk attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980. After graduation, he worked as a deputy district attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorneys Office, trying more than 100 cases during that time. Mr. Molk left in 1988 for private practice, first working for a personal injury defense firm. This allowed him to gain invaluable experience with how these types of cases are defended, helping him to better build cases for his own clients as a plaintiffs attorney.Mr. Molk has focused exclusively on helping injured plaintiffs since 1991, and in that time, he has amassed a record of successful awards and settlements for his clients. Mr. Molks track record and high degree of ethics have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV peer -review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.Admitted to practice in Colorado, Mr. Molk is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. He is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers 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.
Joseph R. Curcio
Joseph R. Curcio, the founder and owner of the Curcio Law Offices, has nearly 60 years of experience working as an attorney in a career marked by accolades and successes. Mr. Curcio represents his clients in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout the state. He concentrates his legal practice in the area of plaintiffs personal injury law, with cases including such things as motor vehicle accidents, medical and nursing home negligence, workplace injuries, dangerous and defective products, premises liability, railroad accidents and wrongful death claims.Before law school, Mr. Curcio first completed his Bachelor of Arts at DePaul University with a double major in history and political science. He then attended The John Marshall Law School, graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1955 and becoming licensed to practice law in 1956.Mr. Curcios exceptional career has included many cases that later established new precedents in Illinois law. His work in a case against General Motors led to the states recognition of comparative fault in a landmark ruling. Through his many years of practice, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Curcio is well-respected by his peers and the judiciary, and he is rated AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can earn. In 2009, he was awarded the Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.A dedicated professional, Mr. Curcio is a member of many legal organizations, including several that are by invitation-only. Among them, he is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization in which membership is limited to those attorneys who have won verdicts or settlements of seven figures or more.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.
Thomas W. Dillon
Thomas W. Dillon has offices in Chicago and Geneva, Illinois. Providing representation to clients throughout Illinois, he focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, helping people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in nursing home neglect and abuse, commercial vehicle crashes, professional liability, and wrongful death claims.Tom attended Northern Illinois University and received a Bachelor of Arts in public law in 1986. He continued his legal education at Northern Illinois University in graduate school and in the College of Law, where he was named to the deans list. He was awarded his Juris Doctor and admitted to practice in Illinois in 1991. Mr. Dillon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He has handled matters in numerous states and multiple federal courts around the country. He is frequently asked to speak before bar associations and attorney groups on ethics, professional liability, nursing home litigation, and advocacy.Toms practice is client-focused, emphasizing the clients objectives at every stage. He takes unique approaches to cases, often finding success in cases other lawyers declined.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.
Lloyd N. Frischhertz
Lloyd N. Frischhertz Jr. is the managing partner at Frischhertz, Poulliard, Frischhertz, & Impastato, LLC, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the state in personal injury matters, maritime law, workers compensation and claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. Mr. Frischhertz has also handled civil rights litigation on behalf of his clients.A recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University New Orleans, Mr. Frischhertz Jr. then went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Admitted to practice in Louisiana, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Frischhertz has secured multiple settlements and trial verdicts in excess of $1 million for his clients, and his varied practice has resulted in his arguing cases before courts throughout the country. During his career of more than 40 years, he has been involved in several landmark decisions involving a variety of issues, including cases involving evidentiary matters, maritime accidents, uninsured motorists and gambling.An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Frischhertz Jr. is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice, where he has served as a member of its board of governors. A past president of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, he is a regularly featured speaker at continuing legal education programs.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
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Andrew specializes in helping people who have been injured. He focuses on medical malpractice, automobile and truck accidents, product liability, premise liability, wrongful death, and work accidents, and also has extensive experience representing clients in stockbroker liability claims and wrongful discharge/discrimination claims.
James A. Morris, Jr.
Jim Morris and Brent Coon received a $5,000,000.00 jury verdict in Las Vegas, NV Federal Court on behalf of railroader Greg Gibbons against Union Pacific RR following a trucking accident on May, 7 2018. The verdict included future wage loss, future pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical charges.Jim Morris obtained a jury verdict of $29,870,000 against Wyeth and Upjohn in MDL 1507 that oversees the hormone replacement therapy litigation. It was the first plaintiffs victory in the MDL court. (Scroggin v. Wyeth and Upjohn) Jim previously obtained the first verdict against Upjohn nationally in the Hormone Replacement Therapy litigation in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. (,Simon v. Wyeth and Pfizer,).Before those, Jim obtained the first intermediate opt-out verdict in the Fen-phen litigation and the first verdict ever against PPG in the asbestos litigation. He is currently accepting hip replacement cases, IVC filter cases, Talcum powder ovarian cancer cases, transvaginal mesh cases, and mesothelioma cases. He has been licensed since 1986 and became licensed in California in 2014. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Sammy Ford, IV
Sammy Ford IV has tried over 20 cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators in the last five years. He represents companies and individuals around the country in all manner of civil matters, including business torts, securities and consumer class actions, and catastrophic personal injury cases. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Mr. Ford previously worked at Susman Godfrey and Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend. He clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.He graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007. While there, he served as Development Editor of The Review of Litigation and as Chair of the Career Services Committee of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society. Mr. Ford participated in the schools first Supreme Court Clinic and was on a team that convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to review a clients case during a term in which the Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed.Mr. Ford is a native Houstonian who attended St. Thomas High School where he currently serves on the board. He attended Harvard University and graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, in 2004. At Harvard, he served as Historian of the Harvard Political Union, the Colleges debating society, and as Secretary of Harvard CHANCE, a group dedicated to mentoring and tutoring students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.He is active in the community as a member of the local and state bar associations and the local, state, and national trial lawyer associations. Mr. Ford is a member of the State Bars Computer and Technology Section Council, and numerous committees of the Houston Bar Association.
Dana L. Salazar
Dana L. Salazar is the managing partner of the law firm of Salazar and Erikson LLP. She graduated from the University at Albany in 1990 and prior to practicing law enjoyed a successful career in business management. She graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School in 2005 with a concentration in civil litigation.After graduating from law school, Dana Salazar served as personal law clerk to the Hon. Susan Phillips Read of the New York Court of Appeals (2005-2007). Following her clerkship, Ms. Salazar joined the Trial Practice department at Jones Day in New York, New York, where she worked on a variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including many transnational litigation cases. In 2009, Ms. Salazar returned to the Albany area as an associate at Tabner, Ryan and Keniry, LLP. In January 2015, she was a founding partner of Salazar and Erikson LLP. Ms. Salazar represents clients in all types of litigation and dispute resolution, including partnership and business association controversies, breach of contract and real estate disputes as well as personal injury and property damage cases. In addition, she provides general business support to both start-up and established business owners. Ms. Salazar practices in federal and state court at both the trial and appellate levels and has represented and supported clients in cases involving international parties.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
Vincent T. Nappo
Vincent specializes in complex litigation. His practice focuses primarily on representing victims of childhood sexual abuse. He also works on cases involving government liability, civil rights violations, and medical malpractice.
Lisle W. Blackbourn
As the president and managing partner of Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, SC, Lisle W. Blackbourn has assisted individuals and companies in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and the surrounding counties with a range of general civil litigation matters. He represents plaintiffs who have been injured by the negligence of others, such as professional malpractice, and he also handles complex business disputes and claims involving land use and zoning.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Blackbourn studied law at Marquette University Law School and received his Juris Doctor in 1982. While in law school, he was a member of the Marquette Law Review. Admitted to practice in Wisconsin since 1982, Mr. Blackbourn is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He is certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, one of only approximately 2,200 attorneys who have attained that achievement.Mr. Blackbourn has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition of his successful track record and high degree of ethics. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and he is an active participant in several other legal organizations. His memberships include the Walworth County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Blackbourn has also served on the board of directors of the Elkhorn Area High School Foundation.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.