Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA Medical Malpractice and Sex Abuse Lawyers

In the aftermath of an injury or case of negligence, it’s common to feel emotionally drained and extremely anxious. You may still be reeling from the traumatic experience and trying to recover — which can make the legal aspects of your case feel overwhelming.

A nationally recognized personal injury legal firm, JJS fights for victims of negligence with compassion. We understand that this is already an incredibly stressful time in your life, and you shouldn’t have to worry about navigating a complex legal process as well. We’ll shoulder the burden to seek justice for you and your family so that you can focus on healing instead. We are experienced in handling even the most complex cases and sensitive issues for Des Moines residents, such as:

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Birth Injury

The physical and emotional impact of medical errors made during the labor and delivery process can be overwhelming. For more than 40 years, our birth injury lawyers have represented families whose children have been injured because of some form of negligence. We will bring the same commitment and determination to your case.

Cerebral Palsy

If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by a mismanaged birth or other medical negligence, you deserve to know your legal rights and options. Our team has been educating families and investigating CP cases for more than 40 years. We are tireless advocates for children and families harmed by negligent medical practices, achieving record-breaking verdicts and settlements in multiple states across the U.S.

Sexual Abuse

Depending on the age of the victim and the nature of the case, sex crimes in Iowa have a statute of limitations of between 1 and 10 years. But as experienced sexual abuse lawyers, we know that it can take survivors years to feel comfortable or safe enough to come forward. Our nationally recognized trial lawyers have helped thousands of survivors of sexual abuse, with past high-profile cases including misconduct and cover-ups by Catholic Church clergy and abuses committed by former Penn State University football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Clergy Sexual Abuse

Our team has relentlessly pursued justice for all victims of sexual abuse, including those harmed by institutional abuse by religious organizations. Attorney Richard M. Serbin, who heads our Sexual Abuse Division at JJS, has been nationally recognized for his work on behalf of those harmed by clergy and other religious leaders. We have the legal expertise and tenacity to stand up to even the most intimidating organizations in order to seek justice for survivors of abuse.

Medical Malpractice

Depending on the circumstances of the injury, the state of Iowa has a medical malpractice statute of limitations of two years. However, unlike many other states, Iowa does not have any caps on non-economic damages, which gives you an advantage in your case. The legal team at JJS has obtained outstanding client reviews for medical malpractice law, and we’re here to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Military Medical Malpractice

Thanks to recent legislation, active duty victims of medical malpractice perpetrated by military doctors and medical providers can now file a claim for damages. Our team fights for the rights of active and retired service members and their families who are suffering from the negligence of mishandled medical procedures and treatment.

Notable Settlements and Verdicts for Des Moines–Area Medical Malpractice and Sexual Abuse Victims

If you or a loved one have been harmed by the negligence or malfeasance of another, our aggressive representation will help you in your fight to obtain the financial compensation you need to improve your quality of life. Here are just a few of the Iowans we’ve been able to help in our 40 years of practice.

  • Record-Breaking Iowa Cerebral Palsy Jury Verdict. We obtained an unprecedented jury verdict for a fetal monitoring error that resulted in a child’s cere­bral palsy, helping an Iowa family obtain vital compensation to secure their child’s future care.

Resources for Iowa Victims and Survivors

If you or someone you love was the victim of sexual abuse or medical malpractice, you’re not alone. Along with the expertise and compassion of a dedicated legal team, the following resources may be helpful to you as you take the first steps toward recovery.

  • Iowa Secretary of State’s Safe at Home Program. This government program offers a variety of resources for survivors of sexual abuse, including a directory of Iowa resources, address protection services and abuse hotline.
  • Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. ICASA maintains 24 victim service programs across Iowa for survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Iowa Board of Medicine. The Iowa Board of Medicine allows patients to file complaints of possible negligence. Their website also features an in-depth FAQ page covering the complaint and investigation process.

Get in Touch Now to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

The legal team at Janet, Janet & Suggs have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of personal injury victims and survivors of sexual abuse. We’re known for taking on the tough cases — and winning. You’ll never have to pay attorneys’ fees or case costs until we win your case. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

699 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 850-5700

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