Before entering law, Jack Tolliver was a doctor. He served as the director of emergency medicine at one of the busiest (and largest) emergency departments in the nation. He also served as an associate clinical professor of a well-respected medical school and has held several appointments as the director of state health care agencies.
Despite his own successful and rewarding career in medicine, Dr. Tolliver witnessed too many patients who were not receiving the treatment they deserved. He saw doctors make decisions about a patient’s health based on maximum profitability, not the patient’s well-being. He saw hospitals fail to hold their personnel to the required standard of care, and he met the families devastated by that negligence. He saw the need to improve the field he loved.
From the Emergency Room to the Courtroom
Instead of fighting the medical system from the inside, Dr. Tolliver realized he could create greater change by fighting it from the outside. He opened his personal injury law practice to advocate for patients who suffer at the hands of negligent doctors and staff.
Not only do our clients receive our commitment to pursue maximum justice, but they also help future families avoid suffering at the hands of negligent doctors and hospitals. We are devoted to improving the medical profession throughout Kentucky. Importantly, the results of our individual cases are always strictly confidential. We never publish our clients’ names or individual settlements to protect their privacy.
Dr. Tolliver Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine
Jack Tolliver is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM). According to its website, the ACLM “is the most prominent professional society in the United States concerned with addressing issues that arise at the interface of law and medicine.” To qualify for Fellow status, an individual is required to have both a JD and a MD degree.
Recently, Dr. Tolliver was also named a Super Lawyer, a distinction held by only 5% of attorneys in Kentucky. The selection process is based on nominations from peers for excellence in the field of law. He also holds a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo, which is the highest designation possible on the attorney review site.
Tolliver Annual Nursing Scholarship
As part of his fight to improve the quality of medicine in Kentucky, in 2015 Dr. Tolliver launched the Tolliver Annual Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship supports high school seniors in Kentucky who plan to pursue a nursing degree at a Kentucky college or university. Five students are selected each year to receive a $1,000-minimum award.
Learn more about the scholarship, how to apply, and who is eligible.
Medical Experience. Legal Success.®
Dr. Tolliver and his associates have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the victims of medical malpractice, negligence, and defective medical devices. Our firm’s goal is to maximize the recovery for our clients.
Our practice covers the entire state of Kentucky. Consultation is free, prompt, and without obligation. If you are unable to come to our office, we will meet with you in the hospital, your home, or your office. Contact us for an evaluation by Dr. Tolliver today.