Ultimately, who is at fault for causing the accident will get sorted out. Physical therapy can help to restore muscle function and range of motion, and it can restore strength following an injury. As I briefly mentioned, one of the biggest reasons people don’t get the treatment they need is the very legitimate concern about how their bills will be paid. The benefit of this arrangement is that you can get the treatment you need now, without any out-of-pocket expense.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
- Michael Lee Nimmo
- Timothy F. Prugh
- Jennifer L. Ashley
- Garry L. Wilcox, Jr.
- Joshua V. Callahan
- Marc G. Brecher
- Christine L. Zaremski-Young
- Michael J. DeRiso
- Conal Doyle
- Brian W. Easton
- R. Daniel Sorey
- Ibrahim J. Awad
Michael Lee Nimmo
Focusing on complex and serious civil litigation, Michael Lee Nimmo is dedicated to serving people throughout Colorado. As a partner at Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane, LLP, he focuses mainly on working with ,victims of personal injury, incidents such as defective products and ,motor vehicle accidents,. Mr. Nimmo has also represented clients in business law issues.Admitted to practice in Colorado, Mr. Nimmo received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Oklahoma in 2000. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 2005 from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Today, he shares his knowledge and experiences with law students as a lecturer at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.As a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Nimmo is able to connect with peers and discover new ways to advocate for clients. He has served on committees for these associations and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.This dedication outside the courtroom is the reason Mr. Nimmo has had so much success at trial. For example, in one case, a trucking company failed to properly secure a granite slab onto one of its vehicles. The slab fell onto the owner of a granite and tile company, who suffered serious injuries. Mr. Nimmo was able to obtain a verdict of more than $1.1 million for the victim. He also recovered more than $4 million for a client who was a victim of medical malpractice. These accomplishments are why Mr. Nimmo has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and holds an Avvo Excellent rating.
Timothy F. Prugh
Attorney Timothy Prugh established the firm Prugh & Associates, P.A. in 1980 to help people injured in automobile accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall and premises cases get the justice and fair compensation they deserve from large insurance companies. Mr. Prugh has established his position in Tampa, Florida, over a 30-year period. During that time the firm has grown to a staff of 18.During his 38 years of practice, Mr. Prugh has tried more than 150 cases to verdict, establishing a firm with a reputation for taking battles to the courtroom. He earned his undergraduate degree from Florida state University before attending Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville Tennessee.Certified by The Florida Bar in civil litigation, Mr. Prugh is frequently invited to share his experience with young lawyers throughout Florida. Additionally, he is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His affiliations include the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Jennifer L. Ashley
Jennifer L. Ashley joined Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C. in March 2012 and became a named partner in January 2014. Since she began working at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Ms. Ashley has personally secured over $35 million on behalf of her injured clients. She focuses on the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law, including cases that involvecar accidents,,premises liability, andproducts liability,.Ms. Ashley has been selected as an Illinois Top Lawyer every year since 2016 and is recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media, an honor given to the top 5 percent of attorneys in Illinois. She has also been recognized every year since 2016 byBest Lawyers in America, in the field of Personal Injury Litigation. Ms. Ashley regularly volunteers at Prairie State Legal Services doing pro bono legal work for those who cannot afford an attorney.Prior to joining Salvi, Schostok & Prichard P.C. Ms. Ashley was an associate at an insurance defense firm. She has tried well over 100 cases to verdict before a jury and has been published in the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter at least 75 times forsuccessful verdicts in personal injury cases,. Ms. Ashley has negotiated and settled well over a thousand cases throughout her career. She regularly serves as an arbitrator in Cook and Lake Counties, deciding municipal cases on a panel with two other lawyers.Ms. Ashley also served as a coach for the Chicago Kent College of Law Trial Team that competes in mock trails at national competitions. She received her law degree fromChicago Kent College of Law,. While there, she received CALI Awards for the highest grade in three classes and served as a teaching assistant for Criminal Law.Ms. Ashley sits on the board of theLake County Bar Foundation, and is a member of the Jefferson Inn of Courts. Additional credentials include memberships in the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.
Garry L. Wilcox, Jr.
Law Office of Garry L. Wilcox, Jr. LLC, is a law firm in Fallston, Maryland, founded by attorney Garry L. Wilcox, Jr. Mr. Wilcox practices personal injury law and represents injured clients in matters involving car accidents, insurance claims, motor vehicle accident hearings, premise liability, slip and falls, Social Security Disability, state accidental disability and truck accidents. He serves clients in the Baltimore metropolitan area, including all the surrounding cities.A licensed attorney since 2002, Mr. Wilcox has more than 15 years of litigation experience. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a bachelors degree in political science, earned a law degree from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and is admitted to practice in all Maryland state courts.Mr. Wilcox believes in developing strong personal relationships with his clients. He provides personalized attention and maintains ongoing contact with each client, providing them with regular updates on their case. His years of experience provide him with the knowledge to handle complex personal injury and Social Security Disability matters and is committed to helping clients achieve the best possible solution for their specific situation.Providing free initial consultations, Mr. Wilcox takes the time to review each client matter in detail and provide a clear explanation of the process. He is compassionate toward each client, always treating them with respect, answering their questions and providing guidance.Away from the office, Mr. Wilcox is involved in various professional organizations. He is an active member of the Harford County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Joshua V. Callahan
From his law office in Lake Oswego, Oregon, attorney Joshua V. Callahan represents the rights, interests and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Portland metro region and surrounding areas who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving any of the following practice areas:,Personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents,Products liability,Medical malpractice,Employment law claims,Abuse of vulnerable individuals harmed by their care providers,A native of Southeast Portland area, Mr. Callahan served as a military police officer for nearly eight years in the U.S. Army, where he conducted numerous combat and other missions overseas. As a servicemember, he learned the value of hard work, dedication and commitment — all virtues that serve him well as he advocates on behalf of his plaintiff clients to help them achieve the justice they deserve for their unfortunate situations.After returning to the Portland area to focus on his formal education, Mr. Callahan established his own trial support services company, where he gained invaluable insight assisting some of the regions top trial attorneys. It was this experience that spurred his interests in becoming a trial lawyer, and he has taken the lessons he learned into his own private practice in order to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those he serves.A 2005 graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice, Mr. Callahan obtained his Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009. He is an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Multnomah Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He is also active with his local American Legion.
10121 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite 300,, Clackamas OR 97015
Marc G. Brecher
Attorney Marc G. Brecher is a shareholder with the Wapner Newman law firm, which has offices located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Serving clients primarily in the greater Philadelphia metro region, Mr. Brecher focuses his practice on medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims. He has more than 42 years of experience advocating on behalf of those suffering through no fault of their own.A 1973 graduate of Albright College, Mr. Brecher obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1977. The Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he has also handled cases in New Jersey and Delaware. Furthermore, Mr. Brecher is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.Early in his career, Mr. Brecher spent years working at the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, ultimately achieving the position of senior deputy attorney general. During this time, he gained invaluable trial experience that serves him well as he fights hard to protect the rights and interests of his plaintiff clients during highly complex civil matters. Since focusing primarily on medical malpractice in his private practice, Mr. Brecher has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, including many multimillion-dollar awards.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Brecher holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. In addition, he has received consistent recognition from Best Lawyers as well as designation as a Top One Percent from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Moreover, he has received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.Since 2012, Mr. Brecher has served on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and he maintains active involvement in both his legal community as well as his local community.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.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
Christine L. Zaremski-Young
Attorney Christine Zaremski-Young was selected for inclusion in 2010-2015 Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, an honor awarded to the best up-and-coming attorneys. She was also selected for inclusion in 2016 - 2018 Pennsylvania Top Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers. She has been named a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of United States lawyers are members.She earned her Juris Doctorcum laude, from the Duquesne University School of Law. While at Duquesne, she was a published member of the Duquesne Law Review and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. She earned three Excellence for the Future Awards (awarded for achieving the highest grade in a class) and was a member of the Innocence Project. Attorney Zaremski-Young triple majored in history and philosophy of science, political science, and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.She has done pro-bono legal work with the Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association and has mentored with the Duquesne Law Mentor Program.Attorney Zarkemski-Young is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania and Ohio State Courts, the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor, 600 Grant Street,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Michael J. DeRiso
When residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, require the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney, Michael J. DeRiso, partner and founder at DeRiso, DeRiso Suher & Jeffries, Attorneys at Law, provides aggressive legal support. In both state and federal courts, he has substantial experience in both and has a track record of success. He advocates for people facing allegations of DUI, drug and weapons charges, sex offenses, and other violent crimes. He has successfully represented clients in homicide cases, including Death Penalty certified cases.In Federal Court, he handles large scale drug offenses/conspiracies, gun charges, and white collar issues. He also represents numerous doctors, health care professionals, and pain clinics against allegations of prescription abuse, health care fraud, drug delivery resulting in death, and standard of care issues.Family conflicts often lead to emotional and psychological strain. Mr. DeRiso offers compassionate representation for those going through matters, such as divorce, child custody and support, business valuation and property and complex asset division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and domestic violence.Injuries that are caused by the negligence of another create both physical and financial hardships and may lead to permanent disabilities or death that leave family members without a means of support. Clients of Mr. DeRiso receive the benefits of his commitment to excellence and attention to detail in negotiating for a fair settlement or taking cases to trial.Mr. DeRiso accepts clients throughout Beaver, Butler, Allegheny, Cambria, Washington, Westmoreland, Armstrong, and Indiana counties. He has practiced in multiple Federal districts across the country.The communities he serves include Monroeville, Greensburg, Bethel Park, Sewickley, McKeesport, New Castle, Charleroi, Latrobe, Mount Lebanon, Penn Hills, Cranberry Township, Canonsburg, New Kensington, Peters Township and Kittanning.In preparation for his career, Mr. DeRiso earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Washington & Jefferson College. He went on to graduate from Widener University Law School with his Juris Doctor. Since then, he has practiced law for 20 years, serving as Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny Countys District Attorneys Office. He has handled many high-profile cases in his career. He has taught at California University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has coached softball and baseball in his community.
Conal Doyle is an award winning trial lawyer who has received national recognition for his courtroom victories that have had broad reaching impact on society. He is one of the few attorneys in history to argue before the United States Supreme Court and obtain multiple seven and eight figure jury verdicts.His international human rights victory in ,Castaneda v. United States, was a catalyst for the reform of the United States immigration healthcare system. His role as lead trial counsel in ,Castaneda, garnered widespread acclaim from his peers, legal publications and the international media.For example, he received the 2012 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award in Human Rights, and the 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). He has been listed in both ,Best Lawyers in America, and ,Superlawyers, for the past six years, and his courtroom victories have been chronicled in newspapers around the world, including a piece on the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes.”,Conals reputation as one of the finest trial attorneys in America was further cemented with two stunning back-to-back verdicts in Kern County, California, one of Californias most conservativejurisdictions.In December 2013, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $26.8 million medical malpractice jury verdict in ,McKnight v. Spain,. This result was the largest medical malpractice verdict in County history and was recognized by ,The Daily Journal, as a Top 10 Verdict in California for 2013. The ,National Law Journal, recognized the verdict as a Top 100 Verdict nationally and the Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC) named him a Finalist for the 2014 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. The highest pre-trial offer by the defense was $300,000.In March 2014, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $3.8 million jury verdict in ,Didone v. Jack In The Box,. In this premises liability case, the highest pre-trial offer was $200,000.The foundation of this success is a passion for justice and a commitment to client service. Conal was born without his right leg, and like many of his clients, has overcome great obstacles and endured daily struggles. These experiences provide him a unique insight into his clients challenges, and help him guide his clients through difficult times.Conal devotes a significant portion of his practice to public interest work and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation, a non-profit public interest law firm. Mr. Doyle frequently acts as lead cooperating counselon cases with Public Justice, where he donates a portion of his fees as a pro bono contribution to the organization. Conal is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), an organization that raises money to help local Los Angeles charitable organizations.Conal is well known as an advocate for amputees in injury and bad faith insurance claims. His article, Glimpsing the Future for an Amputee,is used as a guide for litigating limb loss cases by attorneys across the country.
9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 608,, Beverly Hills CA 90212
Brian W. Easton
Brian W. Easton is a partner at Easton & Easton, LLP, located in Costa Mesa, California. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury litigation, he provides representation to plaintiff clients throughout Southern California who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability, dog bites and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Easton also handles wrongful death actions on behalf of surviving family members of people whose injuries proved fatal.Mr. Easton pursued his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in economics in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1995. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Easton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.Mr. Easton has exclusively focused on representing personal injury plaintiffs since the start of his career, and he has obtained more than $35 million in settlements and jury awards for his clients. As such, he was recently invited to become a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Eastons successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as witnessed by his receipt of a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. A fellow of the Orange County Bar Foundation since 2009, Mr. Easton is an active participant in several other professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association.
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1850,, Costa Mesa CA 92626
R. Daniel Sorey
Attorney R. Daniel Sorey is the founder of The Sorey Law Firm, PLLC, located in Longview, Texas. Licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico, Mr. Sorey represents clients in each of those states with their legal challenges involving personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from the negligent, careless or unlawful acts of others.Highly rated and widely regarded as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region, Mr. Sorey delivers the personalized assistance and compassionate support his clients deserve while aggressively fighting on behalf of their rights and entitlements to help them recover the maximum amount possible for the damages and losses they sustained as well as for their pain and suffering.In 1988, Mr. Sorey earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University. While pursuing his degree, he was part of the schools 1987 I-AA national championship football team. In 1996, he received his Master of Business Administration from the university.Before attending law school, Mr. Sorey worked for nearly 10 years as a parole agent for Jefferson Parish in Louisiana and as a police officer for the city of Monroe. He then enrolled at Baylor Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003.That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice, and in 2004, he received his license from both the Arkansas Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. The State Bar of New Mexico admitted him in 2005, and he is also admitted to practice before many federal courts throughout the country, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Louisiana and the District of New Mexico, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.A consummate professional, Mr. Sorey is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, among others.
Ibrahim J. Awad
Attorney Ibrahim J. Awad decided to become an attorney long before law school. As a senior in High School, Mr. Awad and his team won the Regional Championship in Mock Trial, Dalton High Schools first in over 13 years. After graduating near the top of his class, he attended Dalton State College in his home town and began working at the District Attorneys Office in Whitfield County.Mr. Awad helped prosecute over 100 felony cases, including over a dozen child molestation jury trials, and one murder trial (while still an undergraduate). After attaining his Associates Degree in English from Dalton State College, Mr. Awad transferred to Kennesaw State University to receive a Bachelors Degree in English, graduating summa cum laude.He then attended Georgia State College of Law, and while there, he furthered his real-life legal experience by interning at the Dekalb County Solicitor Generals Office, working with the Special Victims Unit as well as other Trial Attorneys. As a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Awad competed in legal competitions in Buffalo, New York and Memphis, Tennessee. In his third year of law school, Mr. Awad interned at a private criminal defense firm and began defending clients with minor traffic citations to felony murder. Upon graduating Law School and passing the bar on his first attempt, Mr. Awads love for the courtroom led him to open up his own law firm. In his eyes, everyone has the right to be represented in a trustworthy and honorable fashion. While working with the government and seeing many injustices firsthand, Mr. Awad decided to protect those who have fallen victim to the system and help those who are willing to help themselves by affording them a moment of justice. Mr. Awad specializes in personal injury law and has obtained great results for his clients injured in car and trucking accidents.Though the law is his passion, it was not his first. In his free time, Mr. Awad loves practicing Martial Arts and competes in tournaments regularly. Mr. Awad has won countless competitions and has fought in over 250 tournaments all over the Southeast. He also loves visiting his parents and his five younger siblings. Most of all, Mr. Awad loves spending time with his family: his precious, daughter, Jenna, his rambunctious son, Jamal, and his beautiful wife, Rawan, who has an uncontrollable love for kittens.