Denver Personal Injury Attorney
Frank specializes in handling complex medical malpractice cases. In 1994, Frank tried a case in Iowa and obtained a medical malpractice verdict of $8,600,000.00, which at the time, was the largest jury award in Iowa for a medical malpractice case. This complex case involved the failure of emergency room physicians to properly diagnose and treat a cervical fracture. As a result of the medical negligence of the doctors and nurses, our client was needlessly rendered a quadriplegic and will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Frank has also handled numerous birth injury cases in which babies have needlessly suffered profound brain injury and other severe disabilities as a result of medical negligence which occurred during delivery.
More recently, Frank and his partner, Bill Marlin, tried a medical malpractice case on behalf of a young girl who had been born premature. While she was in the neonatal intensive care unit, her healthcare providers failed to timely diagnose and treat a visible skin infection. Left untreated, the skin infection moved into the baby's blood and seeded in the bones of her ankle, where it caused a serious bone infection. As a result, the little girl had to have her foot and lower leg amputated and will be required to utilize prosthetics for the remainder of her life. Following a two week jury trial, Frank and Bill obtained a verdict of $2,772,350.00 on behalf of the little girl, which far exceeded the $250,000.00 offered by the medical malpractice insurance company prior to trial.
Colorado Bar Association, 1987 - Present
Iowa State Bar Association
American Bar Association, 1987 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Iowa's Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
The follow cases are just a sample of the many successful verdicts and settlements the firm has achieved on behalf our clients over the years.
$45,000,000: Airplane crash - Death and burn injuries
$18,000,000: Airplane crash - Multiple deaths
$4,600,000:General negligence - Chemical burns
$1,000,000: Defective pharmaceutical drug - Brain injury
$975,000: Airplane crash - Death
$1,400,000: Premises liability - Spinal cord injury
$1,100,000: Insurance bad faith
$1,275,000: Premises liability - Spinal cord injury
|Honors & Awards:|
Frank has been nominated by his peers and selected as a "Colorado Super Lawyer," a distinction limited to 5% of attorneys in Colorado. Since 2007, Frank has been selected as one of The American Association for Justice's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado.
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