A history of winning large jury verdicts
For over 35 years, Sam Meklir has focused on representing plaintiffs seriously harmed as the result of defective products, auto accidents, birth trauma, fire and property loss, trucking accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and automobile negligence. He relies on his extensive knowledge of medicine to not only educate juries about the injuries a plaintiff has sustained, and what damages the plaintiff may be entitled to, but to discuss hospital and physician medical negligence.
As a personal injury attorney who often works on auto and truck accident cases, Sam works closely with experts to investigate the data contained in vehicle black boxes, track down phone records, and build a personal history of all involved defendant drivers. This allows him to determine who the at-fault driver is and to piece together what happened prior to the actual accident.
Attorney Meklir has appeared on television numerous times. Has been written about in the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News as well as other local newspapers covering his involvement in various cases he handled. He has also been highlighted frequently in Michigan Lawyers Weekly for his successful settlements and verdicts. The most well-known article about Mr. Meklir was written after he was successful in obtaining the largest jury verdicts in Mr. Clemens and Port Huron.
- $2.8 million medical malpractice verdict in Oakland County Circuit Court: the estate of a deceased woman sought damages from Defendant St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital and others for her wrongful death, caused by a two and one-half day delay in treating her myocardial infarction-induced arrhythmia
- $2.8 million medical malpractice verdict: a patient sought damages for injuries and loss of income after her bowel and uterus were perforated during what should have been a routine dilation and evacuation
- $2 million medical malpractice settlement: a woman sought damages for the failure to prevent a a severe ischemic thromboembolic stroke by removing a progestin desogestrel birth control device that placed her at higher risk for developing a blood clot or thromboembolism
- $1.9 million medical malpractice settlement: a woman sought damages for permanent blindness caused by the defendants failure to timely diagnose and treat cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and increased intracranial pressure
- $1,050,000 medical malpractice verdict in Oakland County Circuit Court: Plaintiff sought compensatory damages from defendants Martin Berthiaume and William Beaumont Hospital after a fractured femur resulted in the need for a colostomy bag
- State Bar of Michigan
- American Association for Justice
- Michigan Association for Justice
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctor
- Wayne State University, Bachelor of Arts