Catastrophic injuries can suddenly and drastically alter victims’ lives, and the lives of those entrusted with their care in the aftermath of the injury. Motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals, and accidents at sporting events or recreational activities can cause severe and lasting bodily damage that permanently impairs function, decreases quality of life, and impacts earning capacity.
Individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the negligence of others are entitled to certain legal protections under Arizona law, including eligibility for compensation for medical expenses, long-term healthcare costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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If you’ve suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries as result of the negligence of others, know your rights. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers are here to explain your options and help determine if legal action is appropriate for you.
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About Us – Arizona and Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of personal injury lawyers has over twenty years of experience representing individuals injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance providers. We have been recognized among the top attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills by our clients, our peers, and the Courts.
Millions of Dollars in Jury Verdicts & Settlements
Our personal injury attorneys have earned millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients in cases concerning wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries resulting from medical negligence, including $17 million for an adult victim of brain injury and $8 million for a victim of birth injury – two of the largest medical malpractice awards of their kind in Arizona and California.
We have negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients who endured bleeding injuries, organ perforation, blood clots, failing heart defibrillators, defective hip implants, and cancer as a result of defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.
Commitment to Personal Attention
We encourage our potential clients to interview law firms to make sure the firm is a good fit, and that it can properly address the clients’ needs and expectations from a lawsuit.
Unlike other national personal injury law firms, our team handles your case personally and litigates it from start to finish. Our attorneys are always available to discuss the details and progress of your case at any time.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Our attorneys have advocated for the rights of clients suffering a wide range of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Concussions, contusions, skull fractures, hypoxia, anoxia, cerebral blood clots, brain hemorrhage
- Spinal cord injuries
Neurological disorders, paraplegia, quadriplegia
Accidental or necessary amputations resulting from medical malpractice, necessary amputations resulting from workplace, motor vehicle, or sporting accidents
- Burn injuries
Severe or widespread burns affecting numerous bodily systems
- Multiple bone fractures
Broken bones in multiple limbs, the chest, or the back, complex and compound fractures
- Internal organ damage
Internal bleeding, organ rupture, or permanent organ damage from medical malpractice, accidents, or adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs
Catastrophic Injury Settlement & Compensation
Personal injury lawsuits seek to determine what the patient and family members have truly lost as a result of the injury. Injured patients and family members may receive monetary compensation for both economic, measurable damages like medical bills and treatment costs, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
A patient or family’s recovery in a catastrophic injury case can include compensation for damages resulting from:
- Physical Injuries
Treatment costs, and costs of subsequent short-term, long-term, or in-home injury care (past and future medical treatment costs)
- Financial Losses
Lost wages, lost employee medical and other benefits, and lost earning capacity
- Loss of Quality of Life
Inability to engage in activities once previously enjoyed
- Loss of Consortium
Compensation for damages suffered by the spouse and family members of the injured person
Meet our Team
Mr. Patton has nearly 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, and defective products against hospitals, insurance companies, and large corporations.
His unwavering resolve to try cases and his trial expertise have resulted in dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients, including the largest medical malpractice verdict in an adult brain injury case and one of Arizona’s largest birth injury settlements. He has represented clients in a wide range of other catastrophic injury matters, including train wrecks, amusement park ride injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, negligent security cases, premises liability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and many others.
Mr. Patton is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Ninth District Court of Appeal, Federal District Courts of Arizona and California, and Arizona and California state courts.
Holly (McGregor) Mosier
Holly Mosier has been representing clients at trial since 1995 and currently advocates for victims of medical malpractice, birth injury, wrongful death, brain injury, and other catastrophic injuries. Her past experience includes a diverse array of cases, concerning mortuary negligence and rotting bodies, barroom brawls, and free speech rights, as well as a published appellate court opinion addressing separation of court jurisdiction in a family law case.
Ms. Mosier has recovered millions of dollars for her clients in medical negligence cases, including a $3 million birth injury settlement and a $1.3 million arbitration award against Kaiser for medical malpractice.
Ms. Mosier is licensed to practice law in Arizona and California, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Ninth District Court of Appeal, Federal District Courts of Arizona and California, and Arizona and California state courts.
Mr. Mosier represents plaintiffs injured by defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, such as diabetes drug Granuflo, anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, Transvaginal Mesh implants, and Yaz, among others. Mr. Mosier serves as court-appointed co-lead counsel and liaison counsel and on leadership committees in consolidated litigation throughout the United States.
In the past, Mr. Mosier has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements for injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice, brain injury, birth injury, and other significant injury matters through trial. Mr. Mosier’s experience also includes unique injury and death cases, including hot air balloon crashes, trucking deaths, and molestation cases.
He is an AV-Preeminent-rated attorney; a National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Attorney; and an Arizona Top Rated Attorney – Top Trial Lawyers in America. While working as a medical malpractice defense attorney, Mr. Mosier was frequently invited to speak to hospitals and their staffs on medical and legal issues affecting doctor-patient care.
Mr. Schrag has nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals in cases concerning defective medical devices, personal injury, and medical malpractice, among other matters. His experience also includes personal injury litigation involving premises liability and assault and battery with door security personnel.
With Ms. Mosier and Mr. Patton, Mr. Schrag is currently litigating two separate actions against medical facilities of the Veteran’s Association alleging medical malpractice for failure to diagnose prostate cancer and premature discharge, respectively.
Previously, Mr. Schrag helped recover over $10 million on behalf of his clients in In Re Sulzer Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Liability Litigation, a multidistrict litigation that awarded a total of $1 billion to patients who received defective hip implants.
With our team, Ms. Lam is currently litigating two separate actions against the Veteran’s Association, alleging medical malpractice for failure to diagnose prostate cancer and premature discharge of a patient, respectively. Ms. Lam works directly with clients to learn their stories and understand their needs.
Ms. Lam focuses her practice on representing consumers, small businesses, and employees in complex litigation. She currently serves as counsel on a wide array of cases, including a fraudulent voluntary employee benefit association lawsuit, a dental supplies antitrust case, and litigation concerning financial losses associated with Hard Rock condominium-hotel units.
Prior to joining Girard Gibbs LLP, Ms. Lam was an associate at a national employment law firm, where she represented workers and retirees.