ABD Attorneys Sweep The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 rankings in Manchester for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury

Abramson, Brown & Dugan is proud to announce that attorney, Mark Abramson has been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation. Lawyers from our firm have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in this practice area every year since 2017.  The firm also congratulates attorney Nick Abramson who has been recognized as “One to Watch” in this practice area. Five of the firm’s attorneys were also selected as “Best Lawyers” in their respective categories and regions.

Mark Abramson was named the “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs in Manchester in addition to being recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for his work in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs as he has been for every year since 1995. Mark was previously named “Lawyer of the Year” in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury litigation in 2013.  As a founding member of the firm, Mark has devoted the past forty years to representing victims of medical malpractice and other wrongful death/catastrophic injury cases.

Kevin Dugan was named a “Best Lawyer” in Manchester, NH for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for the 15th consecutive year. Kevin has twice been named “Lawyer of the Year” – – In 2018 for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice litigation and in 2017 for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury litigation.  Kevin’s practice emphasizes medical malpractice. He has extensive experience handling cases in virtually every aspect of medicine, with a particular concentration in birth injury cases, including medical errors in labor and delivery resulting in newborn brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Jared Green has earned the “Best Lawyer” distinction since 2018 for his work in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Manchester. Jared has had a prominent role representing victims of clergy sexual abuse and victims of the Hepatitis C outbreak, as well as individuals who suffered horrific injuries in workplace accidents, accidents caused by defective equipment and machinery, motor vehicle crashes, and, of course, medical malpractice.

Holly Haines was also once again recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for her work in both Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Manchester, NH. Holly has been recognized for this distinction since 2016. Holly has twice been named “Lawyer of the Year” – – In 2019 for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice litigation and in 2020 for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury litigation.  Holly has represented many victims of medical malpractice in a wide array of medical errors and has developed a specialized expertise in breast cancer cases and in bringing claims against the numerous for-profit methadone clinics in our state taking advantage of victims of the opioid crisis.

Eva Bleich has earned the “Best Lawyer” distinction for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Manchester.  Eva has been recognized for this distinction every year since 2016 and has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice litigation in 2017 and 2020.  Eva’s medical background as a registered nurse guides her as she represents victims and families of victims of medical malpractice in almost all medical areas.

Nick Abramson’s practice is focused on representing plaintiffs in matters involving medical malpractice and high-damage personal injuries.  Nick handles a wide array of cases including failures to diagnose, erroneous administration of medication, wrongful births, and other areas of medical negligence. Nick has earned the “One to Watch” award for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury litigation.  This recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their years for outstanding professional excellence in a short period of time.

Best Lawyers has been published since 1983 and is highly regarded because lawyers are included on the “Best Lawyers” list based entirely on peer-review. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. The lists are published in inserts in prestigious publication’s such as the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe.  All of the firm’s attorneys selected as Best Lawyers have also received recognition as “NH Top Attorneys” and “Best Lawyers in New England.”  Eva Bleich and Holly Haines are recognized as “Women Leaders in the Law” for their Best Lawyers selection.

Abramson, Brown & Dugan is an award-winning medical malpractice and serious injury law firm recognized by its peers for excellence in client advocacy and precedent setting legal practice. The lawyers at Abramson, Brown & Dugan have won more medical malpractice settlements and verdicts than any other law firm in New Hampshire.

ABD Attorneys Named to Lawdragon 500

Abramson Brown & Dugan attorneys, Mark Abramson and Holly Haines, have been named to the prestigious Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers Guide for their relentless commitment and success in serving the firm’s medical malpractice and personal injury clients.

Mark Abramson is the founder of Abramson, Brown & Dugan. He has earned numerous accolades for decades of work on behalf of New Hampshire plaintiffs. Mark has devoted his career to medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases to hold hospitals and people accountable for their conduct and get compensation for his clients. Mark was also recently recognized in Law Dragon’s, Law Dragon 500 Top Attorneys in America list.

Holly Haines represents victims of medical malpractice in a wide array of medical errors and has developed a specialized expertise in bringing claims against the numerous for-profit methadone clinics in our state taking advantage of victims of the opioid crisis. Holly has received many awards and accolades for her work in the New Hampshire legal community.

Lawdragon is a renowned legal media organization with extensive connections within the legal community. The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers Guide was first published in 2007. The guide showcases the “best of the U.S. plaintiff’s bar.” Attorneys are chosen for this distinction through client and peer nominations, intensive research and in-depth analysis of settlements and verdicts.

In Lawdragon’s own words, “Each and every member of the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America is remarkable. They face the longest odds every day to stand up for what they believe in,” Lawdragon said in an announcement. “The Plaintiff Consumer 500 range from coast to coast, counseling grieving family members, finding pathways to justice for those who have been harmed or killed.” Please click here to view the magazine.

Study Suggests Depressed Physicians Have Higher Risk of Making Medical Errors

A recent study published in the medical journal, JAMA Network Open, found that physician depressive symptoms were associated with medical errors. Researchers conducted a systematic review and analysis of 11 studies involving nearly 22,000 physicians and concluded that physicians with a positive screening for depressive symptoms have a 95% higher risk of committing medical errors. The study admittedly has some limitations. For example, the study explains that because 10 of the 11 studies that were reviewed relied on self-report measures of medical errors which may have introduced bias to the results. Nevertheless, these findings are alarming given the prevalence of depression among physicians. Medical errors are a major source of patient harm in the United States with as many as 98,000-250,000 patients dying each year as a result of a preventable adverse medical event.

Depression, however, does not excuse medical malpractice. Regardless of the underlying reason for the malpractice, physicians must be held accountable for their medical errors. The attorneys at Abramson, Brown & Dugan have vast experience handling medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of medical error, contact one of our experienced attorneys today.

3 Abramson, Brown & Dugan Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers

Abramson, Brown & Dugan is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a “rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation.”

Abramson, Brown & Dugan is the only law firm in New Hampshire with lawyers selected as New England Super Lawyers in 2019. Attorneys Mark Abramson, Kevin Dugan and Holly Haines were each recognized for their work in the practice areas of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice on behalf of injured plaintiffs. They are the only three attorneys to have been recognized in New Hampshire for this service area.

To review the latest edition of New England Super Lawyers Magazine, click here.

 

New Hampshire Doctor Who Plead Guilty to Sexually Assaulting a Patient Sentenced 5-10 Years

Dr. Hugh MacDonald, a former affiliate of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, was sentenced five to ten years in prison for sexually assaulting his patient who suffered from several mental health illnesses. According to a recent article in the Union Leader, Macdonald, who was the victim’s primary care physician for several years before he sexually assaulted her, plead guilty to four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault for three incidents that took place in his office in March and April 2018.

Sadly, sexual misconduct by physicians and other health care providers is not uncommon. The attorneys at Abramson, Brown & Dugan have vast experience and a proven track record handling cases involving sexual assault. If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual assault, contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation.

Two Abramson, Brown & Dugan Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year

Abramson, Brown & Dugan is proud to announce that two of its attorneys — Eva Bleich and Holly Haines — have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation. Five of the firm’s attorneys were also selected as “Best Lawyers.”

Holly Haines was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Manchester in addition to being recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for her work in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Holly has been with the firm since 2003 representing many victims of medical malpractice in a wide array of medical errors and has developed a specialized expertise in bringing claims against the numerous for-profit methadone clinics in our state taking advantage of victims of the opioid crisis.

Eva Bleich was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in Manchester in addition to being recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for her work in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs. Eva Joined the firm in 2008 after working as a Plaintiff’s medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia for twenty years.  Since starting with the firm, Eva has represented numerous victims and families of victims of medical malpractice involving a panoply of medical areas.

Attorneys Mark Abramson, Kevin Dugan and Jared Green were also recognized as “Best Lawyers.” Mark Abramson has been recognized since 1995 in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs. Kevin Dugan has been recognized since 2006 also in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs. For the third year, Jared Green has been recognized for his work in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The “Best Lawyers” and “Lawyer of the Year” designations are awarded after conducting exhaustive peer review surveys that include tens of thousands of leading lawyers who confidentially evaluate their colleagues.