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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Discrimination
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Harassment
  • VA Birth Injury Fund
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • EMPLOYMENT MATTERS:

  • We assist doctors, professors, sales representatives, and other high-level employees to negotiate reasonable compensation, severance, non-competition agreements, and other contracts.
  • We represent executives and other high-level employees in wage payment litigation to recover unlawfully withheld severance pay, bonuses and commissions.
  • We litigate cases on behalf of employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment, including cases on behalf of women executives in Equal Pay Act and failure to promote cases.
  • We explain employees’ rights in the workplace, review proposed contracts that employees have been asked to sign, and help evaluate whether employers have violated the law.
  • We assist doctors, dentists, orthodontists, nurses, and any other licensees in matters before the various boards within the Virginia Department of Health Professions for matters involving potential disciplinary action and investigations.

  • Bertini & Hammer was established as a firm of litigators dedicated to serving clients with a variety of legal needs. We strive to provide representation in a courteous and prompt manner and rely on our reputation as attorneys with integrity and experienced courtroom skills. We understand that our clients are sometimes new to the legal process, and we know our role includes guiding each client to an understanding of the process. Each attorney at Bertini & Hammer is actively involved in various organizations of lawyers and judges. We believe these contacts allow us to remain informed of the latest developments in the law. Our experienced staff is committed to client service and understands that each case and each client is important to the firm. Each of our attorneys has obtained successful results for our clients throughout all of Virginia, particularly in the Tidewater and Hampton Roads areas.

    We have represented clients in State and Federal Courts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, Richmond, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Lynchburg, and the Eastern Shore.







     

     

     

     

     

     


    CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; INDIVIDUAL CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY BERTINI & HAMMER, PC OR ITS ATTORNEYS.


    FIRM VERDICTS:

  • Verdict for failure to properly manage anesthesia: $5,000,000
  • Failure to Diagnose: $4,000,000
  • Spinal Cord Injury: $1,850,000
  • Shoulder Dystocia: $1,555,000
  • Cerebral Palsy Brain Injury at Birth: $939,000
  • Retained Surgical Sponge: $350,000

    (In addition to their verdicts, B&H has also obtained numerous confidential settlements on behalf of their injured clients.)

    SETTLEMENTS:

  • Traumatic brain injury to motorcycle passenger ejected as a result of faulty roadwork: $3,817,500
  • Failure to timely deliver an infant resulting in severe CP - $3,100,000
  • Infant suffers brain injury from placental abruption: $2,300,000
  • Wrongful death from failing to treat respiratory distress in an infant: $1,700,000
  • Failure to diagnose and treat a brain infection resulting in death - $1,700,000
  • Failure to diagnose and treat HELLP syndrome resulting in fetal death - $950,000
  • Broken hip and shoulder from fall off a rock climbing wall: $925,000
  • Patient dies after physician failed to respond to deadly test results: $917,500
  • Failure to diagnose a heart attack after an abnormal EKG resulting in death - $900,000
  • Misdiagnosis of post-partum angiopathy resulting in blindness: $850,000
  • Failure to timely diagnose and treat a stroke resulting in permanent neurologic deficits: $837,500
  • Brain injury of infant resulting from misdiagnosis of infection: $750,000
  • Negligent sedation of a patient resulting in death - $750,000
  • Wrongful death from untimely discharge of mentally unstable patient: $650,000
  • Error in eye surgery resulted in double vision: $450,000

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