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Lisa M. Benzie of Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski LLP Recognized In Top 50 Women Attorneys in PA

The Law Firm of Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski LLP (NOW Law) is pleased to announce that Attorney Lisa M. Benzie was recently named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers rating service. The publication noted that she was one of the attorneys who ranked at the top of the list in the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. She is the only attorney from Central Pennsylvania who was awarded this honor. She was also named among the 2014 Best Lawyers in America© for both Workers' Compensation and Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, and has been listed consecutively since 2008. Ms. Benzie currently serves as an Officer and Chair of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.Ms. Benzie was also recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP) for the completion of her two-year term as co-chair and her valued contributions during her time in the position. Ms. Benzie's acknowledgement occurred during the Commission on Women in the Profession's Annual Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 2014 PBA Annual Meeting in May 2014.Ms. Benzie is a member of the team of accomplished lawyers at NOW Law, which has offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania in cases of medical malpractice, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, and personal injury. Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski LLP attorneys have been recognized by such publications as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, and have having won numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for their valued clients.As co-chair of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession, Ms. Benzie worked toward the Mission of the Commission to identify barriers that prohibit women in law from full involvement in their work with all the rewards and responsibilities of female attorneys. Ms. Benzie's co-chair, Roberta Jacobs-Meadway, of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin and Mellot LLC, offered these accolades "It was my pleasure and an honor to work with Lisa for the past year as her co-chair of the PBA's Commission on Women in the Profession. Under her leadership, the Commission was able to expand its reach and its programming, making better use of technology and taking a fresh look at how the Commission assesses the state and progress of the women in the legal profession in the Commonwealth. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Lisa as we build on the last years' accomplishments."Should you find yourself in need of a proficient and professional law firm that has successfully represented clients in medical malpractice, cerebral palsy, birth injury and personal injury cases, reach out to attorney Lisa Benzie or another member of the dedicated team of NOW Law attorneys and get the support you need to guide you successfully through your case.Call on NOW Law ( and schedule your free consultation with Lisa Benzie or any one of the knowledgeable attorneys to find the solution you need concerning your injuries or those of your loved one.Author Bio: NOW Law - The attorneys at law firm of Navitsky, Olson, & Wisneski, LLP have a reputation for excellence and have been recognized by such organizations as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. They have repeatedly secured million dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. With each case, the goal is to provide the care, attention, and the tenacity necessary to win the settlement or verdict that their medical malpractice, cerebral palsy, birth injury or personal injury client deserves.

Who Are The Real Victims Of Medical Malpractice?

According to a study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, each year between 44,000 and 98,000 people lose their lives in the hospitals as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented, and many more are left injured. Even more terrifying medical malpractice data was revealed in the JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA), Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000.  It shows that over 225,000 people die each year due to iatrogenic causes - instances where diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a medical provider caused injuries or death. Medical negligence has become the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Here are some of the alarming statistics stated by JAMA:

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