Matt is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who focuses his practice on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury claims, particularly those where the client has suffered a stroke. Matt is a national leader in stroke litigation, having served as the founding chairman of the Stroke Litigation Group of the largest organization of trial attorneys in the United States. Matt has also written for and made presentations to trial lawyer groups on how to successfully prosecute stroke cases. Over his 27 years of practicing law, Matt has obtained numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients on incredibly complex stroke cases. He has handled stroke cases involving the following:
Strokes Caused by
Clots blocking arteries in the brain
Neck trauma during car wrecks
Medication errors causing reduced blood flow to the brain
Medication error causing clots to form in the brain
Venous thromboemboli (DVT) traveling through the heart and onto the brain
Cardiac tamponade reducing blood flow to the brain
Misuse of surgical instruments
Negligence of Health Care Providers to Prevent Stroke
Failure to investigate and treat cause of pre-stroke Transient Ischemic Attack(s)
Failure to recognize or appreciate the warning signs of impending stroke
Failure to prescribe blood thinners and/or anti-platelet medicines
Failure to properly monitor patients on medicines known to cause stroke
Negligence of Health Care Providers to Properly Treat a Patient Having a Stroke
Failure of Emergency Department to activate hospital’s Stroke Alert
Failure to timely give clot busting medicine to patient having a stroke
Failure to timely transfer a patient having a stroke to a Stroke Center
Failure of floor nurses to activate hospital’s Stroke Alert
Misdiagnosis of the cause of stroke symptoms
Matt is a sixth generation Floridian who has spent his entire career representing clients harmed by professional negligence or corporate misconduct. After earning a law degree from the University of Alabama, Matt spent two years researching banking law and creditor’s rights with the Dean of his law school. He then joined the commercial litigation department of a large Jacksonville law firm where Matt developed a special interest in prosecuting professional malpractice lawsuits.Matt and his wife Sara are in their twenty-seventh year of marriage. Sara is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who helps evaluate many of the medical malpractice cases Matt handles. They have two daughters, Megan and Rachel, who have achieved the athletic success that Matt never did. Megan attends The Citadel where she is on the women’s volleyball team. Rachel is on the rowing team at The University of Alabama. Matt’s family is active at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville where Matt has served in the Youth Department and Sara has taught Sunday School to kindergartners.
Best law office ever! I have been going through a case and been smooth sailing from day one because of the amazing attorney and staff that has dedicated their time for me.
My family and I came to Terrell and Hogans office about 4 years ago after meeting with 3 other firms here in Jacksonville. My family and I suffered a great loss, our father. He was killed by a physician's negligence. Mr. Hogan's hard work and commitment changed the course of my family's life. We will all be eternally grateful for their passionate work and their personal dedication to do the right thing.
I was referred to Joe by a family friend and reached out to him regarding a death in my family. After meeting with him on various phone conferences he was very passionate about helping me pursue my case and also very informative every step of the way in ensuring I was comfortable with all decisions. As the close to my case has come about I am very appreciative to have been able to work with Joe and the others at Terrell • Hogan.
Mr. Hogan was very helpful. He and his staff always called me back and kept me informed about my case. He did a great job for me and my family.
Over a period of 3 years Chris worked on our case incurring several hundred thousand dollars in expenses for our case, yes hundreds of thousands of dollars in just expenses they paid for in advance, something we could have never done. I can't even imagine the number of hours Chris spent working on our case. In the end Chris finally reached the goal we all hoped for. Chris changed my family's life forever and selecting their firm to work with was a defining moment in my family's life.