Tag: Brain Injury

Brain Injury Lawsuit in Atlanta

If a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, you know that it is a life altering event. Due to mounting medical bills and rehabilitation costs, you may be considering filing a brain injury lawsuit in Atlanta.

Regardless of how clear it may seem that the other party is at fault, you may still need to file a brain injury lawsuit in Atlanta. You want to build the strongest case possible to ensure that you win the compensation you need.

Moving Forward with a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Atlanta

At Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, we know that all too often the insurance company of the party at fault will try to avoid legal responsibility. But we know how to fight back. During your free consultation, we’€™ll evaluate whether or not the settlement they offer is fair based on the costs of:

  • Future surgeries
  • Current and ongoing hospital expenses
  • Outpatient treatment and therapy
  • Medical equipment
  • Loss of wages or earning
  • And more

If we determine that your settlement is insufficient, we’€™ll help you file a brain injury lawsuit in Atlanta, and win the compensation you deserve. We have already helped numerous accident survivors, and we’€™re here to help you. Don’€™t leave it up to the insurance company to determine how much compensation you receive.

Speak with a Representative at Moraitakis & Kushel for Legal Help

Call Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP at (404) 445-1411 to find out if you have a case for a brain injury lawsuit in Atlanta. Your first consultation is free, and you pay no attorney’€™s fees unless we collect a settlement or win a jury award on your behalf.

Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

The Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP understand that every minute after a serious injury can be filled with struggle. In addition to a lengthy recovery process, you and your family may be faced with mounting medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and an extended period of time out of work.

Although the insurance company may have offered you a settlement, our Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers often advise clients that the initial settlement may not provide you with the compensation you need.

Receive Your Justifiable Compensation for Brain Injury

You are far more likely to receive substantial compensation when you consult with an attorney who knows how to fight your case, like partners Nick Moraitakis & Glenn Kushel. The leading Atlanta brain traumatic injury lawyers at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP have helped many accident survivors, giving them the knowledge and experience to successfully help you.

Sometimes insurance companies try to avoid accepting legal liability. Regardless of how clear it is that you are the injured party in a brain accident case, you’€™ll need experienced counsel from Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers who can obtain the settlement or jury award you deserve.

Our Experienced Atlanta Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

During your initial consultation with our Atlanta traumatic brain injury lawyers, we will help you determine if your settlement is fair by evaluating:

  • Cost of future reconstructive surgeries
  • Current and ongoing hospital bills
  • Cost of treatments and therapy
  • Cost of medical equipment
  • Loss of wages and/or earning potential
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Meet with Our Brain Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious brain or spinal cord injury, don’€™t wait to seek out legal representation. Call Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP at (404) 445-1411 to schedule your consultation with one of our traumatic brain injury lawyers. You pay no attorney’€™s fees unless we collect for you.

$3M Verdict Increased to $4.5M in Case for Boy Suffering Brain Damage

A Fulton County judge recently awarded a $4.5 million dollar verdict in a medical case to a brain-damaged five year old boy and his guardian ad litem, Nicholas C. Moraitakis. When the boy’€™s parents, Annette Clemons and Jason Cole, noticed that their newborn son Trevor seemed lethargic and less hungry than his twin sister, they took him to the hospital. Trevor was eventually diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease, a condition which prevents the body from processing certain amino acids, and can cause brain damage if left untreated.

Trevor’€™s parents filed a lawsuit in DeKalb County against several medical and healthcare professionals, and reached several settlements in 2012. The remaining defendants, Dr. Gregory Sysyn and Neonatology Associates of Atlanta, denied a settlement of $2 million after Trevor’€™s parents dropped all claims a few days before trial, leaving Trevor as the sole plaintiff. The case was moved to Fulton County.

The jury at Fulton County decided on a total verdict of $7.5 million, in which Dr. Sysyn and Neonatology Associates of Atlanta would be responsible for 40 percent. Trevor and guardian ad litem, Nicholas C. Moraitakis, were represented by James Poe and Charles Hehmeyer, who filed motions for two amendments to the court’€™s final judgment. Poe amended to add interest accrued from 2012, when the first offer of judgment was made, to the $3 million award under the Georgia’€™s Unliquidated Damages Act. The next motion for amendment was to add the 40 percent contingency fee and expenses under Georgia’€™s offer of judgment statute.

The defendants’€™ representatives, John Hall and Russell Davis, argued that there was a €œsubstantial change in the complexion of the case’€ when Trevor’€™s parents dropped all claims. Secondly, Davis and Hall argued to void the contingency fee and expenses due to the lack of evidence of the amount and cost of the work by the plaintiff’€™s lawyers. Lastly, the defense claimed that the plaintiff had exterior motives, by seeking extra damages under both the offer of judgment and unliquidated damages statutes.

All arguments were dismissed by the judge, and the plaintiff was awarded a $3 million verdict, $107,534 in pre-judgment interest, $1,243,013 in attorney fees, and $128,497 in expenses; totaling to $4.5 million.

Medical Malpractice Law at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP

Moraitakis and Kushel, LLP specialize in medical malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 70 years of legal experience and the help of top medical experts, Moraitakis and Kushel can get you the financial compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligent medical care, please contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

Listed below are a few case results that Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP have achieved:

  • $7,880,000.00 €“ Brain damage after gynecological surgery
  • $850,000.00 €“ Failure to diagnose a child with ocular cancer
  • $775,000.00 €“ Death of a child due to failure to diagnose and treat an infection

Call Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia at (404) 445-1411 for a free consultation of your legal case.