Howard A. Janet is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent medical malpractice attorneys, widely known for his aggressive, passionate representation of children who develop cerebral palsy as the result of preventable birth injuries.
More than 20,000 families have consulted Mr. Janet about potential cerebral palsy cases. He and his nationally acclaimed law firm, Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, have a proven record of identifying cases in which avoidable medical errors have led to children’s CP. When he is sufficiently confident a birth injury or other medical malpractice case has merit, Mr. Janet tirelessly seeks the full measure of justice the case demands.
That tenacity, along with a tremendous body of accumulated knowledge and exceptional trial skills, has produced an extraordinary string of precedent-setting results for Mr. Janet’s clients, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. In Minnesota, he broke the record twice for the largest birth injury award handed down by a jury. In Washington D.C., his verdict in a cerebral palsy case more than doubled the highest jury award in any previous medical malpractice action.
All told, Mr. Janet and his firm have won over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlement victories for their clients. But Mr. Janet knows it is not the amount of money he obtains for his clients, especially in birth injury cases, that is the true measure of success. Instead, it is what the money can do ensure peace of mind and dramatically improve the quality of life for the injured children and their families.
Mr. Janet’s efforts on behalf of medical malpractice clients have extended beyond the trial court level. His appellate victories have lengthened the statute of limitations for patients victimized by fraudulent physicians and expanded the rights of children to be compensated for their injuries.
Mr. Janet’s commitment to helping children with cerebral palsy, regardless of the cause, inspired him to help found and provide ongoing support for the Cerebral Palsy Family Network, a non-profit organization that provides extensive services to families of children diagnosed with CP. It is now the largest Internet-based organization in the world providing resources and birth injury information to families touched by cerebral palsy.
- University of Baltimore School of Law, JD – Juris Doctor- 1978
- University of Maryland, BS – Bachelor of Science- 1976
- Cerebral Palsy Family Network, Legal Director
- Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Founding Member
- American Association for Justice, Justice List, Member
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