David P. McCormackPrincipal
David McCormack began his career at SUGARMAN nearly a decade ago. While spending many of his formative years focusing on product liability cases, including litigating and trying one of the firm’s most complex cases, David developed his technical and analytical approach to developing cases from the moment of the first client contact up through the time of trial. He brings that approach and his dedication to helping his clients to every case, no matter the size or subject matter.
David represents clients in claims involving wrongful death and serious injury in a broad range of civil practice, including claims resulting from defective consumer products and industrial equipment, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, car accidents, and other complex personal injury claims. He has also represented clients in areas as diverse as NASD arbitration proceedings relating to the WorldCom corporate scandal, disputes regarding the intended beneficiaries of a life insurance policy and a claim for property damage caused when an earthen slope broke free from a neighboring property and destroyed a client's business. David’s legal writings have been published in Trial magazine and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal.
David joined SUGARMAN as an associate after graduating law school in 2003 and became a principal of the firm in 2011.
Currently, David and SUGARMAN partner, Marianne LeBlanc, are investigating and pursuing claims on behalf of patients who were injured as a result of defective transvaginal mesh products. For more information about these claims, please click here.
J.D., Boston University, 2003
B.A., Providence College, 2000
Bar AdmissionMassachusetts, 2003
United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2004
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Massachusetts Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Boston Bar Association
Edward F. Hennessey Scholar, Boston University School of Law
"Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Stars", Law and Politics, 2008-2012
Craneway collapse at Fore River Shipyard, Settlement reached for the four young children of a construction worker who was killed when a massive steel craneway collapsed. The general contractor failed to develop an engineering or demolition plan for the dismantling of the craneway and made cuts to the craneway that left a portion of it a free-standing structure without securing it or warning any of the workers at the site of the danger posed by the free-standing structure.
Defective airplane cargo loader, Settlement in product liability suit for a Logan Airport airline worker who sustained crush injuries to his pelvis and hip when the safety rails on a cargo loader failed to activate, allowing a 1,500 lb. pallet to move off the loader and land on the worker after the pallet fell approximately 15 feet. The accident occurred due to a manufacturing defect in an electronic sensor used to activate the safety rails whenever the loader was in operation.
Failure to diagnose pelvic/ovarian abscess, Settlement against a primary care physician and a for-profit hospital following the death of a 35-year-old mother of two children who died of septic shock as a result of the defendants' failure to properly initiate antibiotic treatment or administer diagnostic testing.
Defective elevating scissor lift, Settlement in product liability suit for construction worker who sustained severe crush injuries due to the defective design of a safety device in an elevating scissor lift that allowed the lift to rise due to inadvertent contact with the joystick - the very hazard the safety device was intended to prevent.
Failure to diagnose acute coronary episode, Settlement against a primary care physician following the death of a father of two children who died from myocardial infarction as a result of the defendant's failure to appreciate the severity and cause of the patient's complaints and failure to properly interpret the patient's EKG readings.
Displacement of lumbar interbody graft, Settlement for young mother and her family against a neurosurgeon who failed to properly place a lumbar interbody graft during a fusion surgery. Post-operative stage diagnostic studies revealed that the graft was displaced and deforming her iliac vein and arteries. The patient subsequently underwent two life threatening procedures and was left with significant neurological injuries.
Couple struck by tractor trailer, Pre-suit settlement for husband and wife whose van was struck from behind by a tractor trailer. The wife sustained ACL tears in both her knees and the husband developed compartment syndrome resulting in extensive surgeries and scarring.