You can know what to do and say (and what not to do) at the scene of an accident, as will be discussed in article 4. Then, as you proceed through this article, I encourage you to revisit what you wrote and see whether you still agree that those were, in fact, the three most important things you could do. Getting an attorney early in the process can minimize the risk that you will do or say something wrong, and it can maximize your chances of getting a full recovery.Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
It is important to remark that, medical malpractice and negligence are not the same thing. As said before, medical malpractice refers to the lack of quality of a medical treatment performed by a doctor.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Andrew J. Gibbs
- Wesley T. Straw
- Craig M. Weber
- Jay A. Gervasi, Jr.
- Rob Sullivan
- Michael L. Eisner
- Jane Paulson
- James O. Heiting
- Alex Saharovich
- Edward L. Norwind
- Kathleen A. Dolan
- Craig W. Carlson
Andrew J. Gibbs
Andrew is a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on complex real estate, construction and corporate litigation, and serves as general counsel to over 20 homeowner associations. Andrew also has extensive experience pursuing and defending personal injury actions. Andrew has been lead counsel in more than 75 trials and arbitrations in Colorado. Andrew is a also certified mediator.Andrew grew up in Tucson, Arizona, received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in and his BA from the University of Arizona in where he majored in communication with a double minor in business and history. Andrew studied international comparative law at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. Andrew has been an adjunct legal studies instructor at Parks College in Thornton, Colorado (since closed) and was a teaching fellow for the Masters in American & Comparative Law program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law.Andrew is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, and is a business partner member of the Community Associations Institute. Andrew has been actively involved in the local community where he volunteered at Wyatt Edison Charter School, an inner city Denver elementary school. Andrew is served as Chairman of the Board and on the Advisory Committee for NAMLO International, an international aid organization that focuses sustainable economic development in Nepal and Nicaragua. Andrew also serves on the Board of Directors for a for-profit action sports facility.
Wesley T. Straw
Attorney Wesley T. Straw is a partner at Emerson Straw PL in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Straw handles catastrophic injury cases involving brain injury, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and wrongful death. His clients come from throughout the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater metropolitan areas as well as Pasco and Pinellas counties.Mr. Straw has litigated numerous successful verdicts and settlements in catastrophic injury cases over the years. He provides personal attention to each client and has more than 10 years of experience helping those who have been hurt due to negligence receive compensation for their injuries. His achievements have earned him an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.After earning a bachelors degree from the University of Tampa, Mr. Straw received his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. He served on the mock trial team and was a member of the law review. He gained practical legal experience by litigating civil matters for the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District after becoming certified by the Florida Supreme Court.Following law school, Mr. Straw worked as a law clerk and associate attorney at a Florida-based firm. This role allowed him to develop his skills in the personal injury field, as he handled matters involving assault, child abuse, defective products and other catastrophic injuries.Mr. Straw enjoys staying active in the legal community. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.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.
Craig M. Weber
For more than 20 years, attorney Craig Weber has helped hundreds of families and individuals who have been victims of the negligence of others. After clerking for The Googasian Firm, P.C. for two years while attending Wayne State University Law School, Mr. Weber was hired as an attorney with the firm upon graduation. He continues to practice with the firm that is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.Mr. Weber is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. He has been included in DBusiness Magazines distinguished list of Top Lawyers and has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell for receiving an AV Preeminent rating for five straight years (2005-2010), the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jay A. Gervasi, Jr.
As the founder of Jay Gervasi P.A. Mr. Gervasi is committed to representing clients in Greensboro, North Carolina and its surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on all kinds of injuries arising from personal injury and workers compensation cases, including those involving truck accidents, construction accidents, trench cave-ins, car accidents, occupational diseases, asbestos exposure, motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, premises liability, dog bites, injuries in hospitals and schools, and factory accidents.After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Duke University in 1980, Mr. Gervasi spent several years working as a medical research technician. He then went on to receive a law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 1986, where he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class.Mr. Gervasi spent the first four years of his career defending clients against personal injury and workers compensation claims. Since 1990, he has brought that perspective, along with more than 30 years in the legal field, to his practice today, advocating on behalf of people who suffer injuries at work or due to someone elses negligence. Having represented hundreds of people with serious injuries, Mr. Gervasi understands that one key to securing a favorable outcome is maintaining open communication with his clients. For his successes, he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America, and The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Gervasi in workers compensation. He has also been elected a Fellow of The College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, a national honorary group.His passion for helping others does not stop once he leaves the office, as Mr. Gervasi also commits time and resources to protect injured people through the political process. He has written several amicus curiae briefs and has assisted other attorneys in matters before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and appellate courts. Additionally, he has shared his legal experience with others through numerous seminar presentations.Mr. Gervasi is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Associations Workers Compensation Section, the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group. He served as Chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now NC Advocates for Justice) in 2003-2004, and has been a member of the Executive Committte of that section since then. He has also been, for several years, a co-chair of the Amicus Curiae committee of that section. The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
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.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Michael L. Eisner
Attorney Michael L. Eisner has been seeking fair compensation for injured people since 1996. He is very proud of the difference he makes for many victims of others neglect. He is committed to providing the highest level of service to his clients and giving straightforward, honest legal advice.Mr. Eisner has been lead counsel in several trials throughout the state of Ohio. His practice includes representing people who have been injured or killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, animal attacks, dangerous workplaces, and hazardous conditions on others property. He is very proud of his hard work and success in securing compensation for his clients. In 2009, he won the largest reported automobile accident injury verdict in Franklin County for that year. Throughout his career, Mr. Eisner has secured life-changing settlements for many clients. For example, he helped clients secure settlements of $5.5 million, $1.75 million, and $1.4 million.Mr. Eisner practices at the Ohio law firm of Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. located in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Hobart College, and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he graduated ,summa cum laude,, and served as Executive Editor of the law review.
Jane Paulson focuses her practice on representing clients throughout Oregon and Washington in medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and product liability cases. From the Portland law firm of Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys, P.C. Jane helps wrongfully injured individuals and their families to seek full and fair compensation.She graduated with her J.D. from the Virginia School of Law in 1990. After working as a law clerk for a federal judge, she went on to gain firsthand insight into the strategies and practices of insurance companies working for an insurance defense firm.From 1995-2006, Jane served on the Oregon Trial Lawyers board. From 2000-2004, she was honored to serve as one of only two American Association for Justice delegates. From 2004-2005, she was President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.In 2012, Jane became the fifth woman from Oregon to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. She and her father became one of the few father-daughter pairs in the College. Membership is by invitation only, to persons who have distinguished themselves in trial practice and who are recognized leaders in their local communities.In 2015, she became the first woman in Oregon to be President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA, is an invitation only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Jane is the 2015 recipient of the Oregon Women Lawyers Justice Betty Roberts Awardwhich recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women in the legal profession and in the community.She is a member of numerous professional associations and the recipient of multiple honors, including being named by Portland Monthly magazine as one of Portlands Best Lawyers. As a believer in the importance of giving back to the community, Jane was actively involved and a board member of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East for years and is currently on the Center For Womens Leadership Board at Portland State University and the Campaign for Equal Justice (the support organization for Oregons Legal Aid programs).
1022 Northwest Marshall, Suite 450,, Portland OR 97209
James O. Heiting
Attorney James O. Heiting is the managing partner at the law firm of Heiting & Irwin, a PLC, where he has served the people from Riverside and Orange County and those living throughout Californias Inland Empire since 1978. At the firm, Mr. Heiting focuses his practice on ensuring the protection of the rights of injured victims and their families who have suffered needlessly due to the negligence of others by representing their interests in cases related to the following:,• Personal injury, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, and premises and product liability,• Wrongful death,• Medical malpractice,• Workers compensation,Mr. Heiting began his legal career in 1976 after earning his law degree from Western State College of Law and his admission to The State Bar of California. In the nearly 40 years that have passed since Mr. Heiting began practicing law, he has earned a reputation as a dedicated client advocate.Mr. Heitings long record of success has led to a number of honors and awards from within the legal community. He holds a Superb rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV-Preeminent peer -review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he received the James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award from the Riverside County Bar Association in 2009. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers (top 100 in nation) and recipient of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of personal injury.As impressive as Mr. Heitings honors are, his peers have honored him in other ways. Thanks to his leadership abilities, he is a former president of The State Bar of California, and he is the only member from the Inland Empire to ever serve in that capacity.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.
Alex Saharovich is a Founding Member and Senior Partner of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Mr. Saharovich obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Tennessee. While in law school, Mr. Saharovich served as Casenote Editor and Assistant Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He is engaged in a civil trial practice with emphasis in the areas of mass tort litigation, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and workers compensation. Mr. Saharovich was listed as a Top Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Law and Politics Magazine. In the 2008 edition, he was included in the list of top 100 Top Lawyers in Tennessee and Top 50 Top Lawyers in Memphis. Mr. Saharovich has served on numerous boards including Temple Israel, Facing History and Ourselves, Plough Towers, Memphis Jewish Federation, Solomon Schechter Day School of Memphis and the Southeast Regional Anti-Defamation League. He served as president of Plough Towers, is currently a vice president of Temple Israel and is currently a chair on the Mid-South Alumni Admissions Council for Northwestern University.He has been a lecturer at seminars and educational affairs and served on the alumni admissions review committee for Northwestern University and has taught and lectured paralegal programs at Christian Brothers University and Southwest Tennessee Community College (formerly State Technical Institute of Memphis). Mr. Saharovich, who is married with three sons, enjoys riding bikes, running, reading and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers.
Edward L. Norwind
Partner, Edward L. Norwind - Lee Norwind has been selected to Washington, D.C. and Maryland Top Lawyers 2007 through 2012, to go along with his inclusion in the LawDragon 3000 list of the nations most influential lawyers. LawDragon names only 3,000 lawyers nationally to this prestigious list, representing less than one percent of the attorneys across the country.Lee has earned a reputation as a tenacious and well-prepared advocate for his clients in all kinds of personal injury and wrongful death cases, who are often coping with major life-changing circumstances, as demonstrated by the many times he has won generous recoveries to meet the unique needs of persons and families dealing with unexpected catastrophic injuries and losses. Lees hard work, dedication, and commitment to his clients and their causes start with a bedrock belief that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice, even if it means taking on the most powerful interests in a court of law.Lee and his team of lawyers work collaboratively to bring an innovative approach and combined experience to every case, and his resources include an extensive network of the best consultants, physicians, accident reconstructionists, engineers, life care planners, economists, vocational experts, and others from around the country.A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lee has distinguished himself with many years of meticulous and successful representation of brain injured and paralyzed victims, whether resulting from car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failures, or other negligence. Lee has handled brain injury cases of all types, having lectured on the topic of brain injury to lawyers, and having worked with some of the leading physicians and psychologists in the country to achieve maximum compensation to meet his clients critical life needs and improve their futures.Areas of practice: ,Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Vehicle Collisions, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Federal Tort Claims (injury or death caused by government negligence), Long-term Disability Insurance Claims and Litigation.Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A. excels as a plaintiffs personal injury and general civil litigation firm, serving clients from our offices in Washington, DC, in Northern Virginia, and throughout Maryland.
Kathleen A. Dolan
As a partner with Kennedy & Dolan, a law firm based in Rockville, Maryland, Kathleen A. Dolan focuses her law practice on criminal defense. She represents people in Montgomery County and Prince Georges County and throughout Maryland who are facing criminal charges, including DUI and traffic violations, drug offenses, sex crimes, violent crimes and more.Ms. Dolan is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. courts. In her more than 20 years as a lawyer, she has taken more than 120 cases all the way through a jury trial and has represented clients in hundreds of bench trials. Besides her private practice, Ms. Dolan serves as a panel attorney with the public defenders office, filling in as a defense attorney when conflicts of interest prevent the public defender from representing defendants.Ms. Dolan earned her law degree at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dolan earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts.Over the course of her career, Ms. Dolan has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases, including several that were heavily scrutinized in the media. Still, she has said that every case she handles is just as important as any famous criminal case, because she knows that a criminal conviction has the potential for drastic, long-term consequences in any clients life. Her dedication has helped her build a reputation as a lawyer who will help her clients through every step of the criminal justice process.
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.