Big Enough to Help, Small Enough to Care
At Dempsey & Dempsey we take great pride in properly using the judicial system as it was intended to help our injured clients receive a fair and just result.
Dempsey & Dempsey is large enough to retain the top experts in the country, yet small enough to give our clients the personal attention they deserve. We keep our clients informed and are easily accessible on a daily basis to answer any questions or concerns they may have.
Our attorneys and paralegals keep abreast of the latest judicial decisions and changes in the law so as to evaluate how they affect the outcome of our client’s case. We have the latest “state of the art” equipment to assist in managing each case as it proceeds through the court, including obtaining information from the internet, monitoring court filings, researching case law, and presenting evidence at trial.
Most of time we are able to negotiate a settlement for our client. However, if the offer of settlement is not fair and just, we are not afraid to go to trial. Judges, defense attorneys and insurance adjusters are fully aware of our reputation and know that we are always prepared to take a case to a jury verdict.
Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Drunk Drivers
- Medical Malpractice
Call the Law Office of Dempsey & Dempsey today at 716-885-8645 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Attorney Catherine B. Dempsey
- State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2005
- Georgetown University, B.A.
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- American Bar Association
- Erie County Bar Association
- Japanese (Working knowledge)
- Spanish (Working knowledge)
- 19 Year-Old Loses Hands and Feet as a Result of Malpractice
Cattaraugus hospital failed to treat a 19 year-old college student who presented to the emergency room with an infection. The untreated infection developed into sepsis and resulted in the amputation of the young man’s hands and legs below the knee. The medical malpractice claim settled before trial for $7 million.
- 14-month Old Suffers Brain Damage Following Surgery
A 14-month old boy had hernia surgery. The doctors and the hospital nurse failed to monitor the infant while he was in the recovery room. While left unattended, he suffered respiratory arrest resulting in severe oxygen deprivation and profound brain damage. He would require 24-hour care for the rest of his normal life span. The medical malpractice action brought by the infant’s mother was settled for $5.8 million
- Man Wakes Up Blind Following Abdominal Surgery
A 56 year old man had abdominal surgery at a New York State hospital. When he woke up in recovery, he was totally blind. Defendants failed to monitor his blood pressure and administer blood products during surgery resulting in a loss of oxygen to his optic nerve. This case settled before trial for $4 million.
- Man Dies When Doctor Fails to Diagnose Abdominal Aneurysm
58 year old salesman complained to his doctor of severe abdominal pain. The pain was so severe, he could not stand up. The doctor prescribed pain medication and sent him home. The pain continued but when he called his doctor, he was told not to go to the emergency room but to double his medication. He died that night. An autopsy revealed a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. His wife and two children settled the wrongful death action for $1.5 million.
- Young Mother Dies When Doctors Fail to Give Transfusion
A young woman gave birth to her first child and suffered a severe loss of blood. At one point, her doctors documented a loss of 5000 cc’s. The doctors waited more than three hours before giving her a blood transfusion. The mother went into hypovolemic shock and died. The wrongful death action was settled for $1.1 million.
- State Trooper Rear Ends Towmotor Injuring Factory Worker
Chautauqua man, legally operating a towmotor on the street, was rearended by a State trooper who was on his way to get gas for his cruiser. The force of the crash pushed the 10,000 pound towmotor over the curb, imbedding one of the forks into a telephone pole. The factory worker suffered injuries to his neck and back. The case settled following a jury verdict for more than $535,000. Each case is unique.
Past results don’t guarantee future results.