Cleveland Med Mal Lawyer
Why I Do What I Do
I’ve spent more than 40 years representing injured victims in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and I often think about past cases, current cases, and the future of my practice. Why do I do what I do?
I was inspired to become a personal injury attorney when I was a young boy, around 10 or 11 years old. My maternal grandmother, Veronica Vulich, took me to the majestic Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland. As we walked into the concourse, she took my hand and pointed up to the multi-storied ceiling, then proudly told me that my grandfather helped build this great building.
“Who lives here?” I asked. “No one” she responded. “Lawyers have offices here. Someday you will have an office here too. There will be people who really need your help.” My grandfather, Joseph Vulich, an immigrant construction worker from Croatia, never got to see the finished building. He died when the scaffolding he was on collapsed during construction.
My grandmother, who could not read or write a word of English, was left a widow with three small children. Back then, the compensation for a wrongful death was the last paycheck. My grandmother was a proud woman who cleaned offices at night and took in laundry during the day to support her children and herself.
I have aspired over the last four decades to make a difference for many families who have lost someone to a tragedy, or suffered a catastrophic injury. I am proud to say that I have helped hundreds of families receive compensation for their injuries.
Over the last 40+ years, some things have remained the same and some have changed. The one thing that has remained constant is simply this: it is never easy talking to a family after they have suffered a horrific loss. Their world has been turned upside down and everything good has been shaken out. I feel their pain every time. What has changed is that insurance companies have never been more difficult, if not impossible, to deal with. That’s where I put my experience to work. I know how to deal with insurance companies who don’t care, and I know how I’ll Make Them Pay!® so that the victims can put the pieces of their lives back together.
Difficult Insurance Companies
An insurance company is a business entity that provides financial protection to individuals or organizations in exchange for regular premium payments. The primary goal of an insurance company is to generate profits for its shareholders or owners. This profit is typically achieved by collecting more in premiums than the company pays out in claims. While insurance companies do have a responsibility to fulfill their contractual obligations and pay valid claims, their overarching objective is to maximize profitability. When trying to recoup damages from an insurance company, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney, like myself. As a medical malpractice lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio for more than 40years, I’ll Make Them Pay!®
To achieve their financial goals, insurance companies employ various strategies, including assessing risks, setting premium rates, and managing claim payouts. They carefully evaluate the likelihood of certain events occurring and the potential costs associated with them. Premiums are determined based on this assessment, ensuring that the company collects sufficient funds to cover potential claims while still generating profits. These premiums take into account future medical malpractice cases.
From the perspective of an injured person seeking compensation, it is important to understand that insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing claim payouts. They employ claims adjusters and lawyers who scrutinize claims to determine their validity and the extent of the insured person’s injuries. The insurance company may try to negotiate lower settlement amounts or deny claims altogether if they believe they can justify their actions. Insurance companies want to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.
This is where I come in. As a an experienced injury lawyer, I’m an advocate for individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. My primary role is to protect the rights and interests of my clients and ensure that I make the insurance company pay.
I have a history in Cleveland, Ohio of making insurance companies pay for medical malpractice claims, work injuries. vehicle accidents and more. Insurance companies are not the easiest to deal with, and they surely don’t like to deal with me! As outlined earlier, they are for profit, not for pay-outs. I have represented my clients in battles with insurance companies and, I Made Them Pay!®
As a personal injury attorney, I represent the hard-working people of Cleveland, Ohio. You work hard to support your family, and should be able to enjoy and spend time with them. As a father, I relish all opportunities I get to spend with my children, and you should to0. Work injuries happen, but that does not mean you should not be able to get the treatment and financial compensation for the recovery time you need. If you have suffered an injury at work, you need to call me, as soon as possible.
A back injury resulting from the workplace, such as a herniated disc or strained muscles, can severely impact an employee’s mobility and overall well-being. It may cause chronic pain, limited range of motion, and difficulty performing daily activities. Compensation from the insurance company can help cover medical expenses, including diagnostic tests, surgeries, physical therapy, and pain management. This financial support allows the employee to access necessary treatments, alleviate pain, and potentially regain functionality. Treatment helps to improve their quality of life and enabling them to continue spending time with and supporting their family.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury resulting from a workplace accident, such as a fall, being struck by an object, or exposure to hazardous substances, can have long-lasting effects on an employee’s cognitive and physical abilities. TBI can lead to memory loss, impaired motor skills, difficulty concentrating, and emotional disturbances. Insurance compensation can help cover medical treatments, rehabilitation, and assistive devices required for daily living. It supports the employee and their family by ensuring access to specialized care, therapy, and support services to promote recovery.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
Repetitive strain injuries occur due to repetitive motions, forceful exertions, or prolonged awkward positions. Common examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or bursitis. These injuries can cause chronic pain, inflammation, decreased productivity, and difficulty performing work tasks. The insurance company can assist the employee by covering medical expenses, occupational therapy, ergonomic adaptations to the workplace, and vocational rehabilitation if necessary.
Chemical Exposure Injury
Chemical exposure injuries can occur when employees come into contact with hazardous substances, leading to burns, respiratory issues, organ damage, or long-term health conditions. Such injuries can significantly impact an employee’s health, causing discomfort, reduced lung function, or even cancer. Insurance compensation can cover medical treatment, ongoing health monitoring, specialized consultations, and necessary medications.
Construction Site Injury
Injuries that occur on construction sites, such as falls from heights, machinery accidents, or being struck by objects, can be catastrophic. These can result in severe injuries, including broken bones, amputations, or spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, they can lead to wrongful death claims. Construction site injuries can also lead to physical disabilities, chronic pain, and long-term impact on the employee’s ability to work and earn a living. Compensation from the insurance company can provide financial support for medical expenses, rehabilitation services, prosthetics, home modifications, and more if necessary.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases
As a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney, I’ve witnessed how life changing it can be when a surgical procedure or hospital stay goes awry. Doctors and other medical professionals must be perfect when performing surgery, diagnosing an illness, and treating the illness, because our lives depend in it.. Medical malpractice injuries can be heartbreaking. In the worst possible situation, your life may be forever changed due to a catastrophic injury. Call me for your free consultation, and we’ll discuss your medical malpractice case. Your job is to get better, and my job is to find out exactly what happened with you medical care. If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, I’m here for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
A surgical error can result in serious consequences for a patient such as, damage to organs, infections, or complications that require additional medical interventions. These injuries can lead to prolonged hospital stays, increased medical expenses, and physical and emotional trauma for the patient. Compensation from the hospital’s insurance company can help cover the costs of corrective surgeries, follow-up treatment, medication, physical and occupational therapy. Compensation helps tp alleviate the financial burden placed on the patient and their family. In addition to financial recovery, they can be provided with necessary resources to support their recovery and potentially improve their overall quality of life.
Medication errors occur when patients are given the wrong medication, incorrect dosages, or experience adverse reactions due to a healthcare professional’s negligence. These errors can have severe health complications, cause allergic reactions, or even life-threatening situations. It is important to get compensation from the hospital’s insurance company. The patient may need to cover medical expenses related to the medication error, or emergency treatments, hospitalization, and ongoing care.
A medical misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional fails to accurately identify a patient’s condition, leading to delayed or incorrect treatment. This may result in worsening health conditions, progression of disease, or unnecessary procedures that may cause physical and emotional consequences. Financial compensation enables the patient and their family to seek proper medical attention, and hopefully receive timely and accurate treatment. Insurance recovery may improve their chance of recovery or improved management of their conditions.
Some of the most heart wrenching malpractice cases faced by Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers are birth injury claims. Birth injuries occur during labor and delivery, causing harm to the baby and/or the new mom. These injuries can range from minor complications to severe conditions such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, or bone fractures. The injuries may result in long-term developmental delays and poor quality of life, requiring specialized medical care, therapies, and assistive devices. The hospital’s insurance company may cover medical expenses related to the birth injury, ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation services, mobility aids and educational support for the child. These resources can help the family manage their child’s unique needs, ensuring they receive appropriate care and maximizing their potential for a fulfilling life.
Anesthesia errors can occur during surgical procedures. Complications include allergic reactions, respiratory problems, or adverse drug interactions. These errors can lead to serious health risks, including brain damage or death.
Wrongful Death Case Examples
The story of my grandfather, who suffered a terrible work injury resulting is his wrongful death, has had a long-lasting and profound effect on my life. It made me then and now, want to affect positive change. It focused me to help the people of Cleveland, Ohio who may have had a similar catastrophe happen within their family. Both work related injuries and medical malpractice can lead to a wrongful death case. Being compensated for wrongful death is likely not foremost in your mind. You are suffering the agonizing reality, that your loved-one has died. This is why I’m here – to get you the help you need, while you worry about your family’s needs. If you’re has suffered the loss of a loved one because of another person’s negligence, you need to call me. and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
If a loved one is killed in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, a wrongful death claim seeks to compensate the family for their loss. Financial recovery from a lawsuit can help cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship. Compensation serves to provide financial stability to the family during a very difficult time, ensuring they have the means to cope with immediate expenses and support themselves in the absence of the loved one’s income.
In cases where medical negligence results in the death of a patient, the surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. The family may need help to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and the emotional suffering caused by the loss. A lawsuit can also provide resources for counseling and therapy to help the family members cope with their grief and emotional trauma.
When a fatal workplace accident occurs due to unsafe conditions or employer negligence, it may meet the conditions for a wrongful death claim. Monetary compensation may help the family with funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of consortium. It can also provide financial stability for the surviving family members, so they meet their ongoing financial obligations.
If a defective product causes a fatal injury, the deceased person’s family may file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer and possibly the distributor. Financial recovery can help the surviving family members with their ongoing expenses resulting from the defective product.
Call Me Today!
During my career, I have served as an assistant prosecutor, and an attorney for the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Union, but nothing has come close to giving me the satisfaction of being a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer. I feel honored and privileged to continue the good fight, because what resonates in my mind is the memory of my grandmother, Veronica Vulich, and her prophecy that there will be people who really need my help. I look forward with excitement and anticipation to continue my calling over the next 20 years.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of work-related injuries or unsafe medical practices, I can help you. If you were in a car accident or truck accident, or if you lost a family member to a wrongful death or surgical malpractice, I will find out exactly what happened and will do everything in my power to see that you are properly compensated.
Call me today and we’ll discuss your case. As a medical malpractice lawyer in Ohio, I have the resources and experience to hold the negligent parties accountable, and I’ll Make Them Pay!® so that you can receive the necessary care and compensation to manage your health and your life.