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Herman Praszkier
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About Attorney Herman Praszkier

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Attorney Gary Brod, Personal Injury Lawyer Herman Praszkier has practiced law in Missouri and Illinois in both state and federal courts since 1992. With his medical background and passion for representing the individual against large corporate entities, Herman develops relationships of trust with his clients throughout the litigation process, from assessing the case through settlement or trial.

clients have volunteered to share their experiences with future clients, so they may receive the representation that they have received. Herman’s clients share their satisfaction and success that has resulted from being represented by Herman.

Mr. Praszkier has been interviewed and recognized by a number of publications as a well known and leading trial lawyer for Bariatric Surgery (weight loss surgery) negligence cases by The National Law Journal and The Washington Diplomat. Herman has been featured on NBC Nightly News and CBS The Early Show regarding the handling of lawsuits as a result of negligent Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgeries.

He is frequently asked to speak at legal seminars and has authored articles for various legal and medical publications in “The Journal of Emergency Medicine,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly, St. Louis Business Journal and The Fresno Bee.

He has lectured other lawyers on “Medical Malpractice”, “Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice”, “Trying the Automobile Crash Case”, “Analyzing Medical Records”. Many lawyers and firms in Missouri and surrounding states frequently refer their clients to Herman. He has taken and passed the State Bar exams in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee.

Herman handles all various types of personal injury and medical negligence cases on a contingency fee basis for a percentage of the recovery. While every case is different, experts are often necessary. Herman obtains highly qualified experts in various fields such as gastroenterologist, internal medicine, obstetrics, cardiology, surgery, mechanical and electrical engineering, construction safety, economics, vocational rehabilitation, life-care planning and former law enforcement officers and troopers for accident reconstruction. Many of the experts also hold positions as chairman or heads of departments at many well respected universities from across the United States.

Mr. Praszkier received his college degree in 1986 from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in Political Science and his Law Degree from in 1992 from St. Louis University, the top health law school in the nation. He is admitted to practice before all Missouri courts, Missouri Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

Between College and Law School, Mr. Praszkier attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and went on to work at Humana, Inc. where he was responsible for health insurance compliance through which he gained valuable experience in insurance regulations, health care finance administration procedures, and medicare supplemental and replacement policies.

A representation of the cases handled by Mr. Praszkier includes $2.5 million and $2.15 million for the negligent delivery by an obstetrician who also happened to be the head of the High Risk Department at a major hospital. Numerous settlements including during trial for Bariatric Surgery (weight loss) cases for over $2.7 million dollars. Ankle burns from a defective hot tub for $500,000. Anesthesia cases for over $2.25 million. Tractor Trailer death case for $1.3 million dollars which also prompted the Missouri Department of Railroad and Highway Safety to shut down a dangerous company.

for a lacerated arm as a result of a car flipping over because of oil on the roadway. $600,000 for an 85 year old woman who lost her small finger and suffered a head injury when her transportation van ran off the road. A verdict against a chiropractor for a ruptured of a disk of $118,000; one of the first such cases in St. Louis against a chiropractor. He has also represented a 17 year old boy against the doctor who delivered the boy and was able to recover over $500,000 even though the case was turned down by every lawyer the family had previously approached. He has even represented the families and friends of defense lawyers who have been injured or died as a result of negligence.

Mr. Praszkier’s principal office is in St. Louis Missouri, but he is willing to work with co-counsel across the country. Herman is married and has two children.

Disclaimer: While the information provided on this website provides helpful information to become acquainted with Herman Praszkier, the areas of law in which he is experienced and some real-life examples of some of his cases, each case must be assessed individually.  This website is intended to provide helpful information and encourages direct contact with Mr. Praszkier for his legal expertise to assess whether his legal representation would benefit you or your loved ones, and does not constitute legal advise nor does it establish the attorney-client relationship.  Mr. Praszkier welcomes the opportunity to talk with you on the phone, receive emails with general information about your situation as well as contact information or to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with you in person. 


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