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Dr. Fagel is an attorney and physician who represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases against doctors and hospitals exclusively on behalf of an injured patient.  We specialize in cases resulting in catastrophic injuries caused by a doctor or hospital negligence, such as birth or brain damage, wrongful deaths, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, nursing home negligence, delays in diagnosis of cancer, and paraplegia cases.   Dr. Fagel has four associate attorneys working with him who assist in the evaluation, investigation and discovery process of your case under his direction. A supportive and knowledgeable staff of more than 15 is also available for whatever you may need during and after your case is completed. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Medical Malpractice: 100%
    33 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Bronislav Milan Draganov

    Bruce Fagel is the most knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney I have ever had the pleasure to work with. One of the reasons he has such a strong track record winning cases for his clients is his strong medical background. In addition to practicing medical malpractice law for 30 years, he is also a licensed medical doctor who practiced emergency room medicine for over 10 years. This is a very rare combination to find an attorney who is also a licensed doctor.

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    Bronislav Draganov Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Thomas Steven Alch

    Dr. Fagel is commonly recognized as the top plaintiffs' medical malpractice trial lawyer in California. He consistently obtains the highest settlements and verdicts for his clients. Dr. Fagel's preparation, diligence and knowledge set him apart from the rest. Every case is handled and prepared as though it is going to trial. He has obtained over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for the firm's clients.

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    Thomas Alch Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates

100 N. Crescent Drive
Suite #360
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210-5400

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198208/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, probation, with no actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2001

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

    Bruce’s comment: “The discipline involved an incident which occurred over 10 years ago involving one parent accepting a settlement offer on behalf of their child without consulting the other parent who did not speak English and could not attend the settlement hearing. The court later approved the settlement for the child over the mother’s objection.”

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedBest Lawyers in America2007
Recognized 2004 & 2006Super Lawyers2006
The 10 Top Trial Attorneys in the NationNational Law Journal2002
Nominated 8 Years for the Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates1984 - Present
PhysicianEmergency Medicine1972 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Legal MedicineMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Medical AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
California Consumer Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
California Medical AssociationMemberN/A
Birth Trauma Litigation GroupMemberN/A
American Brain Injury Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Public Justice FoundationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hughes v. Pomona Valley Community Hospital$460 Million Verdict
O.P. a minor v. Doe Hospital, Roe Pediatrician$11 Million Cash Settlement

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University Of Illinois Medical College Of MedicineN/AMD - Doctor of Medicine1972
University of IllinoisChemistry and Political ScienceBachelor Degree1967

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel 51st Annual SeminarOstensible Agency2012
Consumer Attorneys of California Hawaii Travel SeminarNon-Party Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases2011
Consumer Attorneys of California 50th Annual ConventionEnterprise Liability2011
CAALA 29th Annual Las Vegas ConventionUsing Life Care Plans to Prove Your Client’s Medical Damages2011