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Read or view videos from former personal injury clients who gave testimonials about our Virginia Beach & Norfolk personal injury attorneys. Many of our former clients live in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia including Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, in addition to other states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.

     

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  • I will always be so appreciative for this legal team's hard work and dedication while representing me.

    [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.

    Brenda F.
  • They made the whole process easy for me and the case was settled and paid out quicker than I anticipated

    I had a very positive experience with this firm. Rick Shapiro called me right away to introduce himself and brought me up to speed on the case. He did a great job and kept me very informed along the way. Rick's paralegal was very polite and efficient and responded immediately to every single email. They made the whole process easy for me and the case was settled and paid out quicker than I anticipated. I highly recommend Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan. 

    Molly A.
  • I would highly recommend Jim and his firm to anyone who needs legal representation.

    I definitely recommend JIm Lewis to anyone who suffered a medical malpractice injury. I underwent a total hysterectomy and, during the procedure, the doctor nicked my ureter. After the procedure, I was unable to, use the bathroom, I couldn’t hold down water, I was vomiting and I didn’t know what was going on until I had an MRI. I found out that my kidney wasn’t functioning.  Initially, I went to a different VA medical malpractice lawyer who told me that I didn't have a case. That lawyer said my ureter being cut and nicked was "an acceptable complication." However, I didn't think it was an acceptable complication so I looked for other lawyers and I stumbled upon the Shapiro & Appleton law firm. I saw a video featuring medical malpractice injury attorney Jim Lewis where he specifically talked about cut and nicked ureters. I met with Jim and told him that I was near the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury case against the doctor; only a few months away to be exact. Jim acted right away and we were able to successfully file a claim. Jim was very knowledgeable about my ureter injury and he informed me that he handled other cases based on the same type of malpractice.  He called me several times and said that he really wanted me to keep in contact and keep the lines of communication open. I was very satisfied with the level of contact by Jim and his assistants, Melissa and Denelle. They were really personable.  They always got right back to me if I had a question or issue.  I would highly recommend Jim and his firm to anyone who needs legal representation.     

    Sandra
  • Jim took on my case with full force. He fought for me when no one else would.

    I went in for a partial hysterectomy and that procedure changed my life forever. I was seriously injured by a doctor's mistake and spent weeks bedridden. I decided to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer and found Jim Lewis by doing a Google search. Jim took on my case with full force. He fought for me when no one else would. He made sure that I'll be taken care of for the long-term. I know he has my best interests at heart. Jurisdiction of the case: Newport News, Virginia (VA)

    Confidential
  • Jim did a wonderful job of keeping us updated and always returned our calls promptly.  When the case went to trial Jim did a very good job of making me feel comfortable and at ease in the courtroom during our one week trial.

    My husband and I came to see Jim Lewis looking for help with our son who was injured during childbirth.  Jim agreed to take our medical malpractice case and worked on it for over two years.  It took this long because the insurance company refused to pay anything for my child's permanent nerve damage until the jury ordered them to.  During the entire time, Jim did a wonderful job of keeping us updated and always returned our calls promptly.  When the case went to trial, Jim did a very good job of making me feel comfortable and at ease in the courtroom during our one week trial.  Last but not least, Jim got a fantastic result for my family and has secured the financial future of our son.  We are certainly grateful to Jim and his firm for their good and hard work. To learn more about this medical malpractice case, take a moment to view our Norfolk injury law firm's case result page. Jurisdiction of this case: Norfolk, Virignia (VA)  

    Cory S.