Paul G. Phillips
Paul Phillips has an AV Preeminent® rating, the highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.
Paul Phillips has tried and won cases in Georgia State and Federal courts since 1993. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of cases, representing clients catastrophically injured or killed by medical malpractice, vehicular and trucking negligence.
Paul graduated from Middlebury College in 1987 cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy and Physics. He then worked in New York City as a product liability underwriter for a specialty lines insurer before law school. He earned his law degree from the College of William & Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1993. After graduating, Paul joined the Atlanta law firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, focusing on product liability, property, and medical malpractice litigation. In 2000, he moved his family to Albany, Georgia, where his practice focused primarily on medical malpractice, and trucking defense. Since 2007, Paul has devoted his practice to representing seriously injured clients, and clients whose family members have lost their lives due to the carelessness of others. Paul has also represented numerous children and adults injured as a result of others’ negligence at schools and other institutions.
Paul has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1993. He is licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in Georgia, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the 11th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. He holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, and numerous professional legal associations.
Paul's recent achievements include:
March, 2022: Hospital/Nursing Malpractice - A nurse's negligence in placing and IV caused a radial nerve injury - Substantial confidential settlement.
December, 2021: Hospital Malpractice - Hospital failed to have the necessary equipment and procedures to evaluate and treat a spinal cord injury - Substantial confidential settlement.
June, 2021: Medical Malpractice - Plastic surgeon applied incorrect chemical cautery to patient's eyelid, causing severe scarring and vision damage - $500,000 settlement.
February, 2021: Hospital Malpractice - Nurse improperly inflated a Foley catheter causing severe urethra and bladder injuries - $900,000 settlement.
March, 2020: Hospital and Physician Malpractice - Wrongful death, failure to diagnose, treat, and transfer three year-old in sickle cell crisis - $1,350,000 settlement.
April, 2020: Medical Malpractice - Wrongful death, Failure of attending OB/Gyn, residents, and hospital staff to treat eclamptic patient - $6,450,000 settlement.
March, 2020: Medical Malpractice - Internist ordered antibiotic to which patient had a known allergy, resulting in Stevens-Johnson syndrome - $650,000 settlement.
January, 2020: Medical Malpractice - Mammogram tech allowed elderly patient to fall and suffer head injury - Substantial confidential settlement.
December, 2019: Medical Malpractice, Physician failed to follow-up on MRI, resulting in advanced brain cancer - Substantial confidential settlement.
November, 2019: Medical Malpractice, Surgeon ligated patient’s bile ducts and liver vasculature, resulting in loss of portion of liver and bile ducts: $1,000,000 trial verdict – Carmen v Aho, MD, Colquitt Regional Surgery, LLC.
October, 2019: Medical Malpractice - Wrongful death, Hospital and ER physician failed to diagnose and treat sickle-cell crisis - $1,325,000 settlement.
October, 2019: Product Liability - Pharmaceutical manufacturer failed to warn of toxicity of its product when used in combination with other serotonergic agents - $23,950,000 settlement.
March, 2019: Medical Malpractice - Wrongful death, ER doctor and hospital staff failed to timely assess and diagnose colon perforation - $675,000 settlement.
October, 2018: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful death, Surgeon failed to assess patient with severe abdominal pain - $1,350,000 settlement.
May, 2018: Pharmacy Malpractice, National retail pharmacy dispensed incorrect dosage of Loxapine - Substantial confidential settlement.
January 2018: Pharmacy malpractice, Retail pharmacy dispensed incorrect dosage of Potassium supplement: Substantial confidential settlement
April, 2017: $20.5 million jury verdict in Houston County, Georgia. Pope v. Akorn, Inc. Medical Malpractice, Pharmaceutical Injury - Our client, Ann Pope, suffered Serotonin Syndrome, a serious central-nervous system reaction caused by the combination of Defendant Akorn, Inc's drug, Methylene Blue, and a prescription medicine Ann was taking. The drug company, Akorn failed to include a warning that its Methylene Blue had this dangerous side effect.
November, 2015: Medical malpractice - Wrongful Death, Failure to timely diagnose lung cancer in 57 year-old patient - $850,000 settlement.
November, 2014: Medical malpractice - jury trial and confidential settlement during deliberations for injuries caused by plastic surgeon during jaw surgery.
October, 2014: Medical malpractice - confidential settlement for injuries caused in PACU following plastic surgery soft tissue procedure.
October, 2014: Sexual abuse of minor while at school - confidential settlement.
July, 2014: Nursing malpractice by home healthcare nurse - confidential settlement.
November, 2013: Sexual Abuse of student while in her dorm room at national university - $2.5 million settlement.
February, 2013: Injuries caused by farming equipment - $3 million settlement.
January, 2013: Medical malpractice jury verdict of $409,000 in Dougherty County, Georgia for injuries caused by medication error in hospital.
January, 2012: Wrongful death and personal injury victim of a tractor-trailer collision - substantial confidential settlement.
January, 2012: Wrongful denial of property insurance claim-substantial confidential settlement.
December, 2011: Medical malpractice hospital, pharmacy, physician medication error - substantial confidential settlement.
November, 2011: Physical and mental/emotional injuries of a minor child abused in a preschool - substantial confidential settlement.
October, 2011: Wrongful death of ER patient - substantial
August, 2011: Personal injury hospital patient's fall- substantial confidential settlement.
July, 2011: Wrongful death and personal injury medical malpractice for failure to diagnose lung cancer - substantial confidential settlement.
November, 2010: Wrongful death and personal injury medical
malpractice for surgical error - substantial confidential settlement.
July, 2010: Personal injury medical malpractice for blood thinner medication error leading to multiple amputations - substantial confidential
June. 2010: personal injury medical malpractice for dentist surgical error - substantial confidential settlement.
April, 2010: Multiple wrongful death and personal injury victims of a tractor-automobile collision - substantial confidential settlement.
January, 2010: $1.55 Million jury trial verdict in Lowndes County, Georgia for the wrongful death of a college student in a pedestrian-truck accident.
- The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
- J.D. - 1993
- Middlebury College
- B.A. - 1987
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Departmental honors in Philosophy
- Minor: Physics
- Georgia, 1993
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- American Bar Association, Member
- Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, Member