[Editors note: A Baltimore City Circuit Court jury returned a unanimous verdict for our client in February 2016 for the exact sum we requested during her 5-day trial.]
It has been one week since the jury verdict supported our claim against the doctor who was found guilty of medical malpractice and a medical standard of care violation. As I move forward in bringing closure to such a traumatic ordeal, I feel it necessary to acknowledge and thank the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton for their exceptional legal representation in my case.
Five years ago, I underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy that resulted in a life threatening situation. A surgery that should have been an overnight stay in the hospital and a few weeks of recuperation, resulted in a perforated (cut) colon, numerous surgeries, weeks of hospitalization and the wearing of a colostomy bag. This horrific, unexplainable outcome impacted my family, employment and physical and emotional well being. My family and I endured daily life changing routines to aid in my rehabilitation and medical care.
After months of healing and questioning this ordeal, I decided to seek legal counsel. Unfortunately, various law firms didn't find my case strong and chose not to represent me. Still being determined to find counsel, I was fortunate to discover, online, the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan, a firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice law. Their website gave me hope. There was a video presentation with two of their attorneys discussing surgical errors that occur during a surgery such as mine. I immediately contacted their office and consulted with Rick Shapiro.
Mr. Shapiro believed I had a case so I retained him as my attorney. Once he reviewed my medical records from 2010 to present, he was with us every step of the way. He was diligent throughout the entire process. He assured us that all necessary paperwork would be filed and issued on time. He actually flew from one state to another to have meetings with me. I found Mr. Shapiro to be an attorney of integrity, exceptional expertise and professionalism. He scheduled weekly phone and video conferences to keep me informed. He consulted and retained medical experts that supported what he believed was a medical error. Mr. Shapiro and his co-counsel continued to discover strong evidence to argue and support my case.
Overall, Mr Shapiro's warmth and kindness consistently put my worries and mind at ease. I acquired a level of trust for him that every client should have with their lawyer. Initially, he strongly believed that the standard of care had been violated. Mr. Shapiro fought hard to prove just that. He asked the jury for a favorable verdict and settlement in our case. We won! I have no doubt that his focus, skillfulness , limitless knowledge and boundless energy contributed to our winning verdict and award. I am so happy about the results.
I will always be so appreciative for this legal team's hard work and dedication while representing me. I highly recommend the law firm of Shapiro & Appleton to you or a loved one who has been seriously injured. Please don't hesitate to call for legal consultation. They are the best.
Good lawyers care about their clients, but great lawyers are loyal to them!
To learn more about this cut/perforated colon medical malpractice case, check out this case overview page.