Pursuing Causes Not Cases
Richard M. Shapiro and Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Catastrophically Injured Clients
The health and well-being of patients should be of paramount importance to medical professionals. Unfortunately, the financial concerns of corporate healthcare systems and their insurance carriers often trump proper care and safety of patients.
Richard M. Shapiro opened his law firm nearly 40 years ago and has since witnessed the negative changes in the healthcare field as it becomes more corporate and less personal, despite great advances in medical technologies. Richard has a background in medicine and science, having worked as a research assistant for his father at a Yale University teaching hospital. Although the rest of his family became doctors, Richard decided to pursue law as his career. Doctors provide invaluable services to individuals every day; Richard feels that working as a medical malpractice lawyer can enact positive changes to elevate healthcare for all.
Richard began his practice focusing on clients catastrophically injured by medical malpractice. One of his most well-known cases involved a young girl whose beautiful life was devastated by blindness and a coma after a neurosurgeon negligently traumatized her brain during surgery. Richard’s work resulted in a substantial jury verdict, although no amount of money could compensate for the life of an innocent child. The case still affects Richard to this day, and he has since vowed to take on more medical negligence causes on behalf of children.
Today, over 90 percent of Richard’s clients are children injured by medical malpractice. In addition to brain and spinal cord injuries, Richard is one of few attorneys in the county who practices in the area of baby blindness from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Richard believes that once a child becomes his client, that child is forever a part of his own family.
A Greater Focus on Medical Malpractice that Injures Children
When negligence harms children, the medical expenses and hospital bills overwhelm their parents. In addition to these hard costs, parents take leaves of absence or quit jobs to care for their injured child. Such extreme pressures will leave families with unimaginable emotional and financial burdens. Unfortunately, given that our justice system is imperfect, compensation is the only remedy the law affords. Richard dedicates himself to easing families’ burdens through the legal system. He helps his clients achieve the best quality of life possible after a debilitating injury or birth trauma.
Thus, the mission of the Shapiro Law Group is to take on causes, not simply cases. By pursuing legal action on behalf of individual victims, Richard takes on greater medical malpractice issues by forcing hospitals and their insurance carriers to revamp their policies and practices to provide proper care for future patients.
Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a No Cost Review of Your Potential Case
Richard M. Shapiro has the knowledge, experience and resources to successfully handle the most complex medical malpractice cases. As a result, the Shapiro Law Group focuses all of its attention and efforts to those causes by taking a limited number of clients annually.
The Shapiro Law Group offers initial consultations and case reviews free of charge. This includes utilizing medical experts from the very beginning. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means you will only pay attorney fees upon the successful completion of your case. Furthermore, as most families cannot afford the costs of litigation alone, the medical malpractice attorneys at the Shapiro Law Group will advance those costs to be repaid after reaching a favorable outcome.
Conveniently located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, our law firm offers a free case review; please contact the Shapiro Law Group by telephone at (800) 258-HELP or by filling out our online contact form.