David B. Gazak

David B. Gazak: Attorney with Gazak Brown, P.S.C. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Gazak Brown, P.S.C.
  • 3220 Office Pointe Place, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40220
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Biography

Senior partner of Gazak Brown, P.S.C., Mr. Gazak has personally devoted 100% of his legal career to the defense representation of physicians sued in medical malpractice lawsuits. Crossover components to his experience involve physician prescribers of medications deemed to be defective by manufacturing pharmaceutical companies. He has extensive experience in medical malpractice litigation throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has also participated via pro hac vice status as a defense attorney in states outside of Kentucky, including Tennessee, Indiana, and South Dakota.

EXEMPLARY DEFENSE VERDICTS AT TRIAL:
Neurosurgery:
Nerve injury from pedicle screw misplacement
Nerve damage from PLIF pedicle fusion surgery

Anesthesia:
Intraoperative death during elective colorectal surgery

Obstetrics:
Maternal postpartum death from ruptured appendiceal abscess
Brachial plexus nerve injury following shoulder dystocia

Internal Medicine:
Cardiac injury following Niaspan overdose
Stevens-Johnson syndrome following accidental Lamictal overdose
Death following delayed diagnosis of Pancoast tumor

Neurology:
Vision loss following delay in treatment of diagnosed temporal arteritis

Emergency medicine:
Death following delayed diagnosis of viral myocarditis
Delayed diagnosis of appendicitis
Death following delayed diagnosis of aortic dissection
Death following delayed diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

Otolaryngology:
Post-operative death following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Family practice:
Injury following delayed diagnosis of colon cancer

General surgery:
Injury following laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

Orthopedics:
Nerve damage following epicondylectomy

Extensive experience in brain damaged babies and in utero fetal demise:
• OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine
• Fetal heart monitoring
• Placental pathology
• Genetics
• Pediatric neurology
• Pediatric neuroradiology
• Neonatology
• Pediatric neurosurgery

Extensive experience in strong medical causation defenses utilizing specialties in pathology, pharmacology/toxicology; infectious disease; pediatric neuroradiology; genetics

Extensive experience in:
• Cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery
• Mass tort litigation, bellwether trial
• Multidistrict litigation
• Litigation involving pharmaceutical corporations as co-Defendant
• Death from Fentanyl transdermal patch
• Suicide from Cymbalta
• Cancer from the immunomodulator Protopic
• Stroke from postpartum lactation suppressant, Parlodel

Extensive experience in complex medical and scientific diagnoses involving all medical specialties:
• Hypercoagulation disorders
• Inborn errors of metabolism
• Endocrinologic disorders
• Oncologic disorders
• Connective tissue disorders
• Neurologic disorders

Dissertation:
"Pharmacologic Modulation of Hepatic Pyrimidine Metabolism," University of Louisville, 1993;
"Kinetics of Uridine Elimination by the Isolated Perfused Rat Liver," The Pharmacologist, 1993;
"Effects of Uracil and 2, 3-Dihydroxypyridine on Hepatic Uridine Elimination," The Pharmacologist, 1993. Lecturer, Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting, Bellarmine University, 2003-2004.
Risk Management Seminar Speaker, ProAssurance/ProNational Insurance Corporation and Medical Protective Company.

EDUCATION:
United States Army Armor School Fort Knox, Kentucky 1991
United States Army, ROTC, University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1987-1989
St. Xavier High School Louisville, Kentucky 1985

Honors & Awards:
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: A/V - top rating obtainable
Super Lawyers of America
Amoco Oil Co. toxicology Scholarship, 1990 - 1993
Distinguished Military Student, 1989
Guaranteed Reserve Forces Scholarship: ARMY ROTC, 1988-1989

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
502-526-4318  Phone
502-498-8725  Phone
866-672-9667  Phone
502-412-5020 x 102  Phone
502-412-1004  Fax
www.gazakbrown.com
University Attended:
Bellarmine College, B.A. - Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1989; University of Louisville, Ph.D. - Pharmacology & Toxicology, Summa Cum Laude, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997
Admission:
1997, Kentucky; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Memberships:
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Military:
Former Captain, U.S. Army Reserves, Armor, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, 1989-1998.
223d Military Police Co., Kentucky Army National Guard, 1987-1989
ISLN:
914481513

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (21 reviews)
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