NOWALSKY & GOTHARD

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

We seek help from our doctors and hospitals in times of need. We want to trust in their competence, their dedication, and their concern for us as their patients. But unfortunately medical errors are on the rise. It has been estimated that death caused by medical care or treatment is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical malpractice, or preventable adverse effect of medical care, can occur in the hospital setting or in a doctor’s office or clinic. Medical malpractice includes medication related mistakes, misdiagnosis, surgical complications, over treatment or under treatment. Medical malpractice can result from many factors such as incompetence, lack of experience, overwork/fatigue, and understaffing. We have seen a rise in cases from large institutions where there appears to be a lack of effective communication between the healthcare providers and the patient, as well as between various healthcare providers in different departments or different specialties.

But not every poor outcome is the result of malpractice. We are all mortal, and certain diseases may lead to disability or death despite the best possible care.

We receive many calls and visits from concerned patients, or their loved ones. Our job is to listen, review available medical records and other information, and try to help you understand what happened, and why it happened. We understand the heartbreak and pain which patients and their families experience as the result of injury, disability or death caused by doctors, nurses and facilities in whom we trusted.

Medical malpractice cases are often complicated, requiring an ability to read and understand medical records, and the use of medical expert witnesses. We have decades of experience handling malpractice cases, including a number of multi-million dollar malpractice settlements, judgments and verdicts. We are often sought out by other attorneys to handle these highly complicated cases due to our experience, skill and demonstrated ability in this field.

Our job is to listen, review available medical records and other information, and try to help you understand what happened, and why it happened.

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Our mission is to provide quality legal representation to our clients through the ethical practice of law. We strive to treat our clients, and all whom we encounter, with dignity, respect and equality. We provide individualized attention to every client, because we believe that communication with every client is necessary to properly represent them, and to achieve the maximum possible recovery.

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A word from our clients

Danny Gutierrez

“I had a great experience with Nowalsky & Gothard. Mr. Gothard and his staff treated me with great respect and hospitality every time I visited the office. They have a lot of experience and their professionalism is outstanding. Mr. Gothard has been doing this for many years and I find him to be one of the best in the city. I'd recommend Nowalsky & Gothard to anyone!”

Danny Gutierrez

“I had a great experience with Nowalsky & Gothard. Mr. Gothard and his staff treated me with great respect and hospitality every time I visited the office. They have a lot of experience and their professionalism is outstanding. Mr. Gothard has been doing this for many years and I find him to be one of the best in the city. I'd recommend Nowalsky & Gothard to anyone!”

Charles James

“Great trial litigators who actually care about their clients. My firm, The Serious Injury Law Group, looks forward to working with them in the future.”

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“Mr. Gothard was personable, professional, organized, confident, and reassuring as he handled my case after my car was wiped off the road by another driver, who then presumed innocence! I would certainly recommend him and encourage others to get Mr. Gothard on your case as soon as possible, as he was extremely helpful in guiding me through all sorts of issues to consider in the immediate aftermath of my accident. It was so reassuring to know that Mr. Gothard was in my corner.”

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“Eddie Gothard is the only attorney I will ever use. He has handled two cases for me, both with great care, and great results. Eddie handled my cases like he was representing his own family, showing true concern, putting forth the extra effort, and always giving me the right council.
Eddie handled my cases seriously but has a great personality and makes these difficult circumstances manageable. Eddie makes you feel at ease, knowing you are in very trustworthy and capable hands.
I highly recommend Eddie to my friends and family, and he is always my first call when I have any legal questions!
Eddie, thanks for all of your hard work!”

Leo Golubitsky

“Eddie Gothard is the only attorney I will ever use. He has handled two cases for me, both with great care, and great results. Eddie handled my cases like he was representing his own family, showing true concern, putting forth the extra effort, and always giving me the right council.
Eddie handled my cases seriously but has a great personality and makes these difficult circumstances manageable. Eddie makes you feel at ease, knowing you are in very trustworthy and capable hands.
I highly recommend Eddie to my friends and family, and he is always my first call when I have any legal questions!
Eddie, thanks for all of your hard work!”

Uri Topolosky

“Mr. Gothard was personable, professional, organized, confident, and reassuring as he handled my case after my car was wiped off the road by another driver, who then presumed innocence! I would certainly recommend him and encourage others to get Mr. Gothard on your case as soon as possible, as he was extremely helpful in guiding me through all sorts of issues to consider in the immediate aftermath of my accident. It was so reassuring to know that Mr. Gothard was in my corner.”

Gordon Dumont

“Eddie Gothard has represented me in multiple business transactions and has always handled everything in a professional and honest manner. He gave me an accurate assessment of my situation and has always looked out for my best interest.
I would highly recommend this firm for any of your legal needs.”

Harold Pesses

“From the moment Eddie Gothard agreed to take my complicated medical malpractice case, he lifted a great emotional burden off my shoulders. He pressed and pursued the incompetent doctor all the way to the Louisiana Supreme court to ultimately win my case and find the justice I wanted. I am lucky Eddie was my legal advocate!”

Jessica Greenberg

“Edward Gothard handled my case when I was hit and injured in an automobile accident. The other party admitted fault, but their insurance company was very difficult to deal with. This led me to reach out to Mr. Gothard, who dealt with the other party and their insurance to get me the settlement I deserved.
I highly recommend Edward Gothard of Nowalsky & Gothard Law Practice. The minute he stepped in, my case was handled efficiently. I cannot thank Mr. Gothard enough for his continued help and support!”

Chad Ham

“Eddie Gothard represented me in an extremely complicated matter involving mortgage lending fraud. He did an excellent job, resulting in settlement of a case that I did not think would be settled.”

Lisa Adams

“Eddie Gothard represented me very well after I had an automobile accident”

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