Parsons Behle & Latimer's team of personal injury attorneys assists clients in cases involving medical malpractice and negligence, trucking collisions, defective products and sexual assault and abuse. Parsons is one of the largest law firms in the United States representing individuals or families who have been injured as the result of the negligence or wrongdoing of others. This area of the law is called "personal injury" and the damages can occur as a result of a motor vehicle or truck collision, the sale and use of a defective product or the wrongdoing of a healthcare provider. Attorneys at Parsons have recovered some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in the United States on behalf of their clients. These achievements are the direct result of intensive case investigation and preparation, skilled pre-trial practice and the use of the latest trial techniques and technology, while responsibly and ethically representing some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society. For the past half-century, the firm has been privileged to successfully represent innocent individuals and families faced with extraordinary and catastrophic circumstances.
A specific category of personal injury cases exist known as "wrongful death." A wrongful death case can be the result of negligence by a wrongdoer which ultimately results in the death of a family member or loved one. In these cases, damages include not only medical expenses and future lost income but the profound and irreplaceable emotional loss suffered by the individual survivors.
The firm undertakes litigation in personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that no fees or costs are paid unless and until our clients receive a settlement or judgment. There is also no charge for an initial consultation and review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the case prior to undertaking representation.
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2013 Defense Verdict for a Client Podiatrist
Mr. Eaton represented a podiatrist and second chaired a trial involving the medical malpractice allegations against the doctor. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict finding the podiatrist was not negligent.
Birth Injuries and Severe Injuries Involving Children
Parents with a child who suffers from cerebral palsy, developmental delay, seizures, blindness, hearing loss or other injuries are often left with the incorrect impression that their child has an “unpreventable” birth defect or genetic injury or had an “unusual reaction” to a medication or surgical procedure. Many parents are lost, left with undeserved guilt and questions about what happened to their child. Parsons Behle & Latimer will provide expert confidential advice and research into the cause of your child’s condition. If your child’s disability is due to medical malpractice or negligence, you and your child are entitled by law to receive fair compensation.
Big pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers often aggressively promote the sales of defectively designed, poorly manufactured or untested products on the public, resulting in catastrophic injury or death. Multiple millions of dollars have been recovered for our clients injured by defective devices and drugs such as these.
Medical Malpractice and Hospital Negligence
Medical malpractice is a term in the law to describe negligent conduct by a healthcare provider which falls below the standard that is expected when medical services are provided. This is a very specialized area of the law, and Parsons Behle & Latimer is widely recognized as one of the premier law firms practicing in this area. We pride ourselves on our intensive investigative work and the retention of nationally-qualified expert witnesses to get you the compensation you deserve.
Sexual Assault & Abuse
Victims of sexual assault and abuse are coming forward more and more with their stories. Parsons Behle & Latimer represents victims seeking compensation from an assailant, a school, institution or government. The firm strongly believes that representation in these matters should be executed with dignity and a careful eye toward detail. We employ a client-centered approach that considers all the factors and consequences and strive to ensure that representation of victims is conducted in a manner that empowers, not revictimizes, the client.
One of the major causes of death and catastrophic personal injury on the nation's highways is the negligent operation of large, heavily loaded commercial trucks. These vehicles are often overloaded, poorly maintained and operated by drivers who themselves are improperly trained, lack qualifications or are otherwise impaired. Parsons Behle & Latimer has a trucking disaster "Emergency Response Team" complete with skilled investigators, nationally recognized accident reconstruction experts and medical specialists to investigate and quickly present cases for settlement or trial. As a result, the firm has achieved some of the biggest settlements and verdicts in the area for our clients.
Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Cases
There are many occasions when an employee or manager at a company uncovers fraud by that company against either the state or the federal government. In such cases, the individual who comes forward with facts showing misconduct generally shares in the very substantial fine which the government collects from the wrongdoer. Parsons Behle & Latimer has been a regional and national leader in representing individuals who want to do the right thing and come forward in whistleblower suits, often uncovering massive fraud and intentional wrongdoing as a result of corporate misconduct.