For over 40 years, Attorney Bruce Bierhans has negotiated and settled hundreds of personal injury cases. His courtroom skills and expertise in arbitration have won praise from clients, fellow attorneys, and judges. Always diligent, thoroughly prepared as well as compassionate, and understanding, Bruce and his fellow attorneys are ready to take on the simplest to most complex of claims. The firm has successfully handled firearms, pharmaceutical, medical device litigation, medical negligence litigation, employment litigation, computer and technology litigation, general negligence cases, motor vehicle accidents, product liability litigation, and wrongful death cases.
The firm has extensive experience representing individuals who have been injured in cases involving premises liability, brain injuries resulting from accidents, construction site accidents, sexual assaults, severe dog bites, and a multitude of other claims.
“As a result of my upbringing, my orientation has always been for the little guy. I’ve always been ready to champion a good cause,” says Bierhans. “I take cases because I feel empathy for the people involved.” Few firms in Massachusetts have such a breadth of knowledge when dealing with civil and criminal matters.
The consulting staff of the firm include nurses who conduct preliminary reviews of the medical issues involved in many of our cases, including our medical negligence, motor vehicle, and pharmaceutical cases.
In the summer of 2001, Attorney Bierhans was at the forefront of a medical negligence litigation involving hemophiliac William Modestino, Jr. who had become infected by the HIV virus due to the use of infected factor concentrate blood products. Bill, Jr. died in 1993. Against all odds, in what many of his colleagues told him was an “impossible win,” Bierhans successfully argued the case in Worcester (MA) County. Seven years after he had first met the Modestino family, a jury finally found at least one of the doctors who treated William Modestino, Jr. guilty of “failing to fully inform” Modestino of the risks of using the untreated blood clotting factor. The jury also determined that they did not “adequately treat him” for AIDS. The full lawyers’ weekly story about the case can be read here.