Personal injury lawyers, by the very nature of their profession, work with injured victims who seek compensation for their damages through the civil justice system. While knowledge of the law, trial experience, and other legal tools that lawyers accumulate throughout their education and careers are unquestionably important to helping victims navigate their legal situations, an understanding of medicine is also invaluable.
Many attorneys who practice personal injury law pick up much of their medical knowledge incidentally as part of their daily jobs. However, it is often the case that their understanding of injuries and the practice of medicine is cursory or limited in nature. By working with lawyers who are also doctors, clients can benefit from advocates who have a deeper understanding of their physical injuries, medical needs, and prognoses. This allows a doctor-lawyer not only to delve into how and why injuries occurred when working to meet the burden of proof in civil lawsuits, but also to better understand their severity and impact on victims when seeking compensation that correspond to the full scope of their damages.
Dr. Beck is a nationally known eye specialist in the field of Ophthalmology. He graduated medical school from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, in Maywood, IL. He interned at Loyola University in the Department of General Surgery. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Northwestern University Department of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL. His Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgical Disease was completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA. Dr. Beck went on to complete additional training in Blepharoplasty Surgery under the instruction of Dr. Henry Baylus in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Beck then received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. There he graduated Magna Cum Laude.