Personal Injury Litigation

For more than a decade, Hagens Berman's blend of professional expertise and commitment to our clients has made our firm one of the most well-respected and successful mass tort and personal injury law firms in the nation. We deliver exceptional results for our clients by obtaining impressive verdicts and settlements in personal injury litigation.

Our attorneys have experience in wrongful death, brain injury and other catastrophic injury cases, as well as deep experience in social work negligence, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and sexual abuse cases.

Hagens Berman also has unparalleled experience in very specific areas of abuse law, recovering damages on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Sexual Abuse Litigation

Hagens Berman has represented a wide spectrum of individuals who have been victims of sexual abuse, including children and developmentally disabled adults. We treat each case individually, with compassion and attention to detail and have the expertise, resources and track record to stand up to the toughest opponents. In the area of sexual abuse, our attorneys have obtained record-breaking verdicts, including the largest personal injury verdict ever upheld by an appellate court in the state of Washington.

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home negligence is a growing problem throughout the nation. As our population ages, reports of elder abuse and nursing home negligence continue to rise. Today, elder abuse is one of the most rapidly escalating social problems in our society. Hagens Berman is uniquely qualified to represent victims of elder abuse and nursing home negligence. Our attorneys have secured outstanding settlements in this area of the law and have committed to holding nursing homes accountable for wrongdoing.

Social Work Negligence

Social workers play a critical role in the daily lives of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Social workers, assigned to protect children, the developmentally disabled and elderly adults, are responsible for critical aspects of the lives of tens of thousands of citizens who are unable to protect themselves. Many social workers do a fine job. Tragically, many do not. The results are often catastrophic when a social worker fails to monitor and protect his or her vulnerable client. All too often, the failure to protect a child or disabled citizen leads to injury or sexual victimization by predators. With more than $40 million in recoveries on behalf of vulnerable citizens who were neglected by social workers, Hagens Berman is the most experienced, successful and knowledgeable group of attorneys in this dynamic area of the law.

Workplace Injury

While many workplace injury claims are precluded by workers compensation laws, many instances of workplace injury are caused by the negligence and dangerous oversight of third parties. In these instances, victims may have valid claims. Hagens Berman’s personal injury legal team has successfully brought many workplace injury claims, holding third parties liable for our clients’ serious bodily injuries.

Medical Malpractice

Litigating a medical malpractice case takes acute specialization and knowledge of medical treatments and medicine. Notwithstanding these facts, Hagens Berman pursues meritorious medical malpractice claims in instances where clients have suffered life-altering personal injuries. Our firm’s personal injury attorneys handle medical malpractice cases with the dedication and detail necessary to make victims whole. Hagens Berman is very selective in accepting medical malpractice cases and has been successful in recovering significant compensation for victims of medical error and negligence.

Personal Injury Cases and Investigations

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Case Date Status Court
NFL Concussions Jun 29, 2015 Settled
Virginia Mason Mar 10, 2015 Investigation
Propecia Mar 5, 2015 Active U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Microwave Handle Defect Lawsuit Feb 25, 2015 Active U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
USA Water Polo Feb 4, 2015 Active U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
NCAA - Concussions: Zachary Walen Aug 28, 2014 Active Circuit Court of Oregon Multnomah County
NCAA - Concussions: Alex Isaac Jun 23, 2014 Active Court of common pleas in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Pop Warner Mar 6, 2014 Active Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Cane Run Power Plant Dec 17, 2013 Active U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
NCAA - Concussions: Cody Silk Nov 12, 2013 Active Court of Claims, Ohio
Donnovan Hill Nov 8, 2013 Active Superior Court, State of California
NCAA - Concussion Cases Aug 12, 2013 Active U.S. District Court, Multiple
Fresenius Medical Care North America / DaVita Healthcare Partners Jan 10, 2013 Active U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
Meningitis Oct 18, 2012 Settled U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Thalidomide Oct 25, 2011 Active Court of Common Appeals, Pennsylvania

'Date' refers to the date of a settlement, the date an investigation started, or the date a case was filed.