When we founded Bell Law Firm in 1999, we could not imagine where we would be today.
We saw strong results inside the courtroom early on, and in 2013 we secured our first million-dollar verdict. In that case, we ensured that The Kroger Company would not escape liability in a fall down case, despite the company destroying the video surveillance.
Propelled by courtroom results and with a resolve and dedication to best serve our clients, we began to see more cases involving people harmed by negligence within our healthcare system.
Lloyd knew about medical malpractice from first-hand experience. In 2016, he lost his brother to a preventable death after military doctors failed to diagnose lung cancer despite a year and a half of symptoms.
“My brother’s case was completely preventable if they had diagnosed him when he first exhibited symptoms. There needs to be recourse, a consequence, to ensure these things don’t happen again,“ Lloyd told military.com.
Medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the US, after heart disease and cancer. Most doctors don’t want you to know about it. The cases Lloyd brings to the courtroom are helping shine a light on critical patient safety issues.
We’ve met so many individuals for whom the healthcare system did not protect them, but instead caused harm. People who’ve been failed by doctors and corporations. People whose lives are irrevocably altered, or even ended, by medical negligence.
In 2015, we helped Michael Bowbliss after he suffered a venipuncture nerve injury as a result of a routine blood draw. In 2016, We supported Cris and Debbie Nelson after Cris suffered a fall leaving him paralyzed while having blood drawn on an exam table without proper support. Later that year, we helped Michael Barbour after a misplaced IV left him with regional pain syndrome.
In 2017, we secured one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Georgia history for our client: a $26M verdict for Sandra Williams, after negligence in the ICU left her blind, brain damaged, and confined to a wheelchair. That case, and many others like it, redoubled our commitment to medical negligence litigation.
Our work goes beyond medical errors. In 2014, we received an $8 Million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit against a gun manufacturer and a pawn shop. The next year, we obtained justice in a negligent security hotel shooting case leading to another multi million dollar verdict.
Prospective clients come to us with stories that break our hearts and harden our determination. Stories that reinforce the notion that our society and our courts could no longer accept the status quo in health care liability, nor corporate responsibility.
In 2018 Lloyd became Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and the Daily Report named Bell Law Firm Litigation Team of the Year for Personal Injury. These recognitions are gratifying, but we’ve also found great meaning in our connections with other organizations focused on helping people harmed by negligence.
Last year, we took the lead in fundraising efforts for the Side by Side Brain Jury Clubhouse’s 2020 campaign. Millions of Americans suffer from brain injuries annually. Traumatic brain injuries can reshape the lives, the families and the economic futures of those who suffer them. The Side by Side Clubhouse is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives after traumatic brain injury. We proudly support Side by Side and encourage the legal community to consider how they can help as well.
This year, 2019, marks our 20th anniversary. We’ve continued to see victory in the courtroom. Lloyd Bell recently became the second-ever Georgia attorney inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation–only group of the nation’s top plaintiff lawyers. Membership in the Inner Circle allows Lloyd to serve our clients better, because membership provides access to resources and collaboration with some of the best lawyers in the country.
On behalf of everyone at our firm, thank you to our clients, friends, families, and the many others who have supported us over the last two decades. Bell Law Firm was founded with a singular focus of helping people. Looking ahead, two things remains constant: our dedication to helping victims of negligence, and our commitment to educating the public on ways to protect themselves against negligence.