Michael W. Lantz
Michael Lantz has over 30 years of experience in representing injured people and fighting for justice. His specialties include medical malpractice, automobile accident cases, nursing home negligence cases and premise liability cases. Since 2010, Mr. Lantz has been named as a Super Lawyer in Virginia, an honor which is limited to no more than 5% of the lawyers in Virginia. Throughout his 30 years of trying cases in Virginia, Mr. Lantz has represented victims who were hurt through no fault of their own but still had to battle insurance companies to be fairly and fully compensated. Mr. Lantz believes in developing close relationships with his clients to understand how disruptive and painful their injuries and losses are so that he can help them to rebuild their lives.
Mr. Lantz has successfully handled many complex cases over the years including medical malpractice cases. While health care providers try to render the best care to patients, unfortunately, mistakes do occur and the care provided to patients sometimes falls beneath the standard of care required of health care providers. According to published studies, approximately 250,000 people die annually as a result of medical errors and many others suffer injuries as a result of medical negligence. In Virginia, in order to sue a health care provider you must show that the provider’s treatment fell beneath the standard of care. In other words, the healthcare provider did not do what a reasonably prudent medical provider would have done under the circumstances. Mr. Lantz has the experience and medical knowledge necessary to take on these cases against health care providers, medical groups and hospitals when the standard of care is not met. His experience includes successfully handling cases involving multiple types of medical malpractice including wrongful death, operative mistakes, emergency room errors, medication errors, diagnostic errors and mistakes in interpreting radiology films.
Mr. Lantz has also been representing victims of automobile accidents for over 30 years. Automobile accidents can be life changing experiences that cause physical, emotional and financial damage. Throughout the years, Mr. Lantz has represented hundreds of clients in vehicle accidents for multiple injuries including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and wrongful death. His verdicts and settlements total in the millions and it is always his goal to get the maximum amount of money that each client deserves in fair compensation. Mr. Lantz has also successfully represented clients injured in drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle crashes, pedestrian accidents and boating accidents.
Another passion of Mr. Lantz throughout the years is representing clients who have been injured or families who have had a loved one die as a result of nursing home negligence. Because nursing home residents are some of society’s most vulnerable individuals, they can also be victims of negligence or abuse. Mr. Lantz has represented numerous clients who have suffered injuries or death as a result of inadequate or negligent care provided at nursing home or assisted living facilities. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to meet numerous federal and state regulations regarding the safety and care of residents and often, these regulations are not met. Neglect of residents is often the result of understaffing or inadequate staff training resulting in injuries or death. Mr. Lantz has had success in representing clients who suffered injury or death as a result of pressure sores, malnutrition, infections, falls, medication errors, inadequate supervision and abuse.
Mr. Lantz has also represented clients in premise liability or slip and fall cases. A slip and fall case often occurs as a result of an unsafe or dangerous condition on property as a result of the negligence of a property owner. Mr. Lantz has gotten multi-million dollar settlements in several premise liability cases and is experienced in handling these claims. Contact Michael