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Medical Malpractice Claim

Stephenson was hired by the Estate of “D.P.” to pursue a medical malpractice claim against 'ABC Hospital', as well as a claim against a surgeon who failed to timely identify a small bowel obstruction. The matter went to trial, and a jury returned a verdict in favor of the estate for $8.5 million.

our client results

A trusted advisor and proven advocate since 1982, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact consumer injuries can have upon victims and how these injuries affect the lives of our clients. Our entire legal team is dedicated to investigating what happened, what went wrong and securing the best possible outcome for each client. Our attorneys bring the full weight of our 30+ years of experience and substantial financial resources to bear for each case we handle.

Our cases are important to us, because we believe justice matters.

If you think you might need an attorney, chances are you probably do. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation that will allow us to provide guidance that will be valuable to you. Regardless of whether you ultimately decide to work with us, we are available now to explain your rights under the law. Simply call Mike Stephenson: 1-855-206-2555.

Our attorneys have had the profound privilege to advocate on behalf of:

  • a 14-year-old young lady injured in an SUV accident caused by a defective tire;
  • a 55-year-old father who sustained crushing injuries due to a design defect found in a piece of work equipment;
  • the family and friends of four killed in a vehicle accident due to a tire separation;
  • a 34-year-old pipe fitter who sustained a severe brain injury caused by a malfunctioning lift at work;
  • and many others injured through a defective product. Click here to read their stories.

We have helped victims who have suffered serious personal injuries, including paralysis, brain and spinal cord injuries, head trauma and other catastrophic injury.

As consumers, we are exposed to danger every day when we get into our car, fly in an airplane, go swimming, use a power tool or simply walk across the street. We accept a certain level of risk and know it is unavoidable in our daily life. However, often that level of risk is greatly exacerbated by the failure of companies to protect the safety of people using their products.

Indiana Medical Device Replacements & Recalls

Medical devices save thousands of lives each year; many, many more lives are improved through the use of equipment which eases pain, enhances mobility or improves surgical outcomes. Unfortunately, many thousands are injured when something goes wrong in the design, manufacture or implantation of defective medical devices. Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility, imposed both by law and by ethics, to make products which are safe and which will provide the intended benefit. [List of Commonly Recalled Devices]

Medical Device Recalls

Companies can fail to protect the very customers their business depends on.

Most consumers are surprised to learn of the frequent and extreme injuries caused by products we use on a daily basis. Products we assume are safe, properly engineered, and meticulously constructed too often fail and leave lives damaged, sometimes beyond repair.

Our lawyers have successfully taken on the manufacturers and sellers of vehicles, power tools, medical devices and appliances, recreational equipment and more. See: Client Results & Case Studies

What Makes Us Different?

Lives can be altered in a millisecond when an accident happens. Serious injuries can quickly leave the victim drowning under the pressure of unpaid medical bills, with the uncertain future of lost income and disability. As devastating as these circumstances are to families, we have also been at the side of families who have lost a mother, father or child to catastrophic events – the greatest loss.

One consideration that sets us apart is our team approach to litigating your claim. We are committed to bringing together the most qualified experts available (irrespective of cost) to uncover what happened. Your experts will come from around the world if necessary. Consumer product claims can be complex, and the proficiency of your experts is crucial in both the investigation and litigation phases of your claim.

Getting the right experts on your side is critical.

The opponents in product liability cases are often huge corporations with large amounts of money set aside to fight these claims. These companies have resources, and they are willing to use them to protect their bottom lines and their reputations. We have resources, too.

When you hire our attorneys, you are enlisting the help necessary to take on large corporations and insurance companies. We offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don’t win your case. Contact Us.

You can be assured that our lawyers, and our financial resources, are willing to go the distance on your behalf.

real-life cases

“B.K.” was driving on a two-lane road one Sunday afternoon with his mother in the front seat and his brother and sister-in-law in the back seat when his life was forever changed. B.K. was struck head on by D.C.

D.C. had spent the day drinking with a friend and had stopped at a restaurant less than five miles from the point of the accident where D.C. had been served several drinks. D.C.’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

As a result of the terrible wreck, B.K. received devastating injuries, which included multiple broken bones, facial fractures, and loss of vision. B.K.’s mother, brother, and sister-in-law were all killed in the accident.

As one would anticipate, D.C. had virtually no insurance. Stephenson, through his thorough and detailed investigation, was able to prepare claims against the restaurant and those that provided the alcohol.

Stephenson pursued dram shop claims against those responsible CASE SUMMARY

D.H. was a competitive bicyclist who was riding in preparation for a cross-country fundraising ride. In the spring of 2010, D.H. was riding across an old steel-grated deck bridge in Shelby County when he hit a hole in the bridge and flipped over the handlebars of his bike. The impact to the bridge decking caused severe injuries to his face, teeth, tongue, and elbow.

Through the investigation, they were able to learn as early as 1998, the bridge inspection reports showed the bridge in question needed to be replaced. The county never authorized additional inspections. The county obtained $844,000 in funding for the replacement of the bridge in 2000, but the Historical Society and adjacent property owners wanted the bridge repaired rather than replaced.

This crash could have been avoided if the inspectors and county had done their jobs. CASE SUMMARY

Our client (“D.W.”) was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a UDF truck making deliveries. D.W. received broken arms and legs, as well as internal injuries. Stephenson was retained by D.W.’s personal counsel to prepare and try the case. Discovery determined that the UDF driver had multiple driving violations. Stephenson retained numerous experts to show the jury the devastating effects of the injuries. Before trial, the defendant’s company stated that a jury in a small southern county in Indiana would never return a verdict for $1 million in this case.

The defendant was correct; the verdict was twice that amount. CASE SUMMARY

Hand the worry over to us and let our resources back you up.

Mike Stephenson is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, the highest possible attorney peer rating. When you call Mike, you can have complete confidence that you are talking with an attorney with over 30 years’ experience offering compassionate and successful representation for his clients.

Contact Mike today using our contact form, or call 1-855-206-2555.

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Mike Stephenson is a Super Lawyer in Indiana along with many of his peers at McNeely Stephenson. This is one of the highest honors an attorney can achieve


The AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell is the HIGHEST RATING and considered a significant accomplishment. It is a peer-reviewed process reflecting that other attorneys rank Mike Stephenson at the highest possible level of professional excellence.


Attorney Mike Stephenson is a proud member of The Litigation Counsel of America’s Honorary Society. A close-knit, peer-selected, and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the “best trial lawyers” in the country. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network.


The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation-only organization for attorneys of “high personal character and honorable reputation.” ABOTA works for the preservation of the civil jury trial, “Justice by the People,” and supports the right of a jury trial.


Our attorneys are proven advocates and trial attorneys. They have served as lead trial counsel in more than 100 civil jury trials, and have handled litigation in 18 states