Civil action in which many plaintiffs, together with their attorneys, sue one or more corporate defendants in state or federal court.
A preventable mistake made by a healthcare provider during the course of treatment of a patient.
Negligence committed by a healthcare provider, by act or omission, that violates standards of care established by the surrounding jurisdiction and medical community that causes harm or death to the patient.
An alternative method of resolving disputes outside of trial. A third party, known as the mediator, works with the opposing parties to negotiate their own settlement. Mediators must be impartial and may make recommendations for fair or reasonable settlements to aid the negotiation process. They are highly trained to help keep dialogue open and help opposing parties reach agreement.
A rating system created to provide an objective indicator of a lawyer’s standing according to industry standards such as ethics and professional ability. Ratings are compiled from surveys completed by leaders in the legal profession such as judges and other members of the bar within the same field of practice, across multiple jurisdictions. The AV Preeminent rating® indicates that an attorney’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.