About Attorney Herman Praszkier
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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
have volunteered to share their experiences with future clients,
so they may receive the representation that they have received.
share their satisfaction and success that has resulted from
being represented by Herman.
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
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.
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.
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.
$710,000 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.
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.
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.