Dr. Fagel is an attorney and physician who exclusively represents injured patients in medical malpractice and negligence cases against doctors and hospitals. Our firm specializes in cases resulting in catastrophic injuries caused by doctor or hospital negligence, such as
birth injury or
nursing home negligence, delays in
diagnosis of cancer, and
paraplegia cases. Dr. Fagel has four associate attorneys working collectively to assist in the evaluation, investigation and discovery process of your case under his direction. A supportive and knowledgeable staff of more than 15 is also available for whatever assistance you may need during and after your case is completed.
Dr. Fagel heads a team of highly experienced attorneys to litigate each of the firm's cases. Click the links below to read biographies about each attorney.
Some additional information regarding our firm that we are proud to share with you:
Dr. Fagel has been nominated as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles on eight different occasions. He is also featured in the reference book, "Best Lawyers in America."
Dr. Fagel obtained a $460 million ($20 million present cash value) medical malpractice jury verdict, which is the largest medical malpractice verdict in California history.
Dr. Fagel has gone to trial and obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts. He has litigated against many major medical malpractice defense firms, representing victims nationwide.
Dr. Fagel successfully prosecuted numerous medical malpractice cases against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Although Kaiser requires their members to participate in binding arbitration of all malpractice claims, our firm has obtained significant arbitration awards and settlements against Kaiser.
Dr. Fagel was directly involved in the legislative process affecting medical malpractice cases. He assisted in effecting the passage of California Code of Civil Procedure section 36(g), which provides for a priority trial date for children under the age of 14 who are injured due to medical malpractice. This statute was enacted despite strong opposition from medical and hospital lobbyists in Sacramento. Dr. Fagel brought and argued this law's first case on appeal (Peters v. Superior Court) which required that all California courts recognize this statute as mandatory. This law allows Dr. Fagel to obtain earlier settlements or trial verdicts on cases involving children.
Dr. Fagel is frequently asked to author various articles on medical malpractice issues, some of which were published in the L.A. Daily Journal, The Forum (Consumer Attorneys of California), The Advocate (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles) and other publications. He served as a consultant on medical malpractice law to the California Judicial Council Committee, which wrote the new CACI (California Approved Civil Instructions) jury instructions. Dr. Fagel is also regularly invited to speak before the
media and organizations of attorneys, physicians and hospitals.
In today's world of managed healthcare and steady advances in the science of medicine, should you or your family become injured by medical negligence, you deserve to have legal representation by an attorney who understands physicians and the medical practice. Dr. Fagel understands both the medical and legal aspects needed to help you.
For exceptional legal guidance and aggressive representation