$2,000,000 – Legal Malpractice Settlement
A medical malpractice case also became a legal malpractice case when an attorney failed to file suit within the appropriate time period for these type of claims. As a result, the client’s statute of limitations ran out, and she was unable to receive compensation for her suffering and losses. Attorney Jay Avril worked to prove not only the negligence of the lawyer and the law firm but also the negligence of the doctor and hospital that originally caused the client’s injuries. Due to these complexities, and the fact that the injuries had occurred 9 years before the case was set for trial, the case was a particularly complicated and logistically difficult task. Still, medical, legal, and damage experts were used to strengthen the foundations of the case, and a settlement of more than $2,000,000 was awarded to the client.