top of page

We Change Lives.

Last week, my co-counsel sent me a message that our mutual FTCA client had just started a gourmet ice cream business.

This client was a favorite of mine. She’s smart and ambitious. The kind of person I would describe as both interesting and interested.

The settlement we got her undoubtedly was a key piece of funding this venture.

The news cheered my soul.

As a medical malpractice plaintiffs’ lawyer, I am used to getting snarky remarks and raised eyebrows about what I do. You don’t get it from everyone, of course, but it happens enough that it’s never a surprise.

Sometimes, it’s one lawyer joke too many.

Sometimes, it’s a seemingly serious remark about the need for so called tort reform.

This business is not easy. These are complicated cases. The medicine is often a huge challenge. The financial risks are substantial. If you try a case - or even get close to trial - the costs can easily exceed $100,000.

Turn up your nose at “ambulance chasers” all you like.

When you are injured - or a family member killed - by deficient medical care, your perspective might change a bit.

What we do is hard.

But we help people.

We change lives.

And, in that distant city, we might well be improving the quality of ice cream too.


bottom of page