Patrick Terrence Gaffney is a graduate of John Carroll University (1984), and the Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law (1989). Mr. Gaffney put himself through college while working as a critical care nursing assistant at a large midwestern teaching hospital practicing primarily in medical and surgical intensive care units. He holds a Certificate in Pharmacology (antibiotics) from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He continued his medical and pharmaceutical education as he attended law school by concurrently working as a pharmaceutical salesman for what is now known as Glaxo-SmithKline.
Mr. Gaffney is a seasoned catastrophic medical malpractice and medical device trial attorney. He has substantial first chair trial experience involving birth injuries, anesthesia complications, failure to diagnose cancer, orthopedic matters, complex hematology issues, surgical complications, nursing negligence, and myriad other issues.
He has managed hundreds of medical malpractice cases during the course of his career. He also has substantial first chair trial experience in product liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, and tobacco. In 2013 he was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers.