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Attorney Wendy Beth Kahn has focused her legal career over the past 30 years on representing victims of medical negligence. Attorney Kahn’s passion for advocacy and commitment to excellence have garnered her distinction as a zealous advocate for her clients. A well-respected member of the Massachusetts Bar, Attorney Kahn has been instrumental in obtaining record setting verdicts and settlements as well as establishing legal precedent in the fields of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, pharmaceutical negligence, professional liability, the emerging field of surrogacy, and many other personal injury areas over the course of her career.
Attorney Kahn earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Kahn’s advocacy skills were recognized and acknowledged early on in her legal career. As a law student, the American Bar Association bestowed upon her the honor of Best Oral Advocate for National Appellate Advocacy. Attorney Kahn was later honored in 2001 as one of the top twelve attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts obtaining, over a two-year period, jury verdicts, and settlements in personal injury cases in excess of $2 Million Dollars.
Attorney Kahn’s multi-million-dollar successes are notable throughout the Commonwealth including a record setting $24 Million Dollar jury verdict obtained in a pediatric malpractice case. Other notable verdicts have included a $10 Million Dollar jury verdict for failure to diagnose breast cancer, a $2.5 Million Dollar jury verdict for a birth injury, a $1.75 Million Dollar verdict for failure to diagnose post-operative bleeding resulting in patient death, a $2.1 Million Dollar settlement for maternal death, a $1Million Dollar settlement for a negligently performed laparoscopic hysterectomy, and a record setting $850,000 jury verdict in a dental malpractice claim.
Ms. Kahn was one of the first attorneys in Massachusetts to receive a $3.85 Million Dollar Settlement under the recently enacted medical malpractice legislation referred to as the “Disclosure, Apology and Offer” statute. This settlement was the first of its kind under the new statute in an amount exceeding $3 Million Dollars.
In addition to her legal career, Attorney Kahn has been an active and dedicated member of her community serving as an appointed member of advisory, volunteer, and fundraising committees responsible for the implementation of improvements in public education, as an advocate for responsible zoning within her community, and as a volunteer for the MSPCA Nevins Farm Equine Program.
In addition to Massachusetts, Attorney Kahn is licensed and admitted to practice in New York, Washington, D.C., and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.