Personal Injury

Richard L. Groffsky

Senior Shareholder

Direct Dial (248) 746-4028
Direct Fax (248) 936-2136
Email rgroffsky@sommerspc.com
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Richard Groffsky focuses his practice on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, and has represented victims of devastating brain injuries and birth injuries in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, and Georgia in significant brain injury and birth injury cases.

Known for securing impressive verdicts and settlement – 25 of which exceeded $1 million – Rick’s accomplishments on behalf of this clients has earned him repeat recognition by "Best Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers."

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Areas of Practice

  • $9.1 million recovery for the death of a 39-year-old father of two.
  • $7.5 million recovery for a baby who was rendered quadriplegic at one month of age.
  • $7.4 million recovery for a baby brain damaged at birth by neonatal malpractice (Illinois).
  • $3.9 million recovery for a baby who suffered a brain injury due to obstetrical malpractice (IIllinois).
  • $3.5 million recovery for man brain injured from a surgical mishap.
  • $3.5 million recovery for a woman rendered brain injured by anesthesia malpractice .
  • $3.0 million recovery for a brain injured baby who had a delayed diagnosis of intrauterine hypoxia . .
  • $2.1 million recovery for a baby who was brain injured from a delayed diagnosis of his congenital metabolic disease (Illinois).
  • $1.8 million recovery for a baby who suffered a brain injury due to obstetrical malpractice
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Attorney Discipline Board, Panel Member, 1990 to present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Michigan Association for Justice

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers – 2007 to present
  • Super Lawyers – 2006 to present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)

Seminars/Lectures

  • Hurley Medical Center, OB Residency Medical/Legal Seminar, 2006.
  • Michigan Society of Hospital Risk Management Annual Meeting, 1993