Consistently attaining outstanding results for clients, both through settlement and at trial.
Stacey Pietrowicz is known for her work ethic, tenacity, and analytical mind, which combine to achieve successful outcomes for SUGARMAN'S clients, both through settlement and at trial. Stacey participates in all aspects of the firm's practice, focusing on defective products, premises liability, medical malpractice, and other complex personal injury matters. Stacey brings her meticulous attention to detail to every type of case, consistently attaining outstanding results for her clients. Stacey routinely handles some of the firm's most sophisticated cases. She has been recognized in Massachusetts Super Lawyers every year since 2013 and was named to Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2019.
Stacey is active in several local bar organizations and currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. She regularly participates in events and programs for law students and undergraduates, and currently serves as a 1L mentor for Boston University School of Law. Stacey’s writing has been published in MCLE’s Massachusetts Tort Law Manual and the MBA Massachusetts Lawyers Journal Section Review.
Stacey joined SUGARMAN as an associate in 2008 after receiving her law degree from Boston University School of Law, and became a principal of the firm in 2016, proudly dedicating her entire career to representing injured people. In addition to her legal practice, Stacey has represented clients pro bono through the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Elder Law Project and Family Law Project and also serves as the captain of SUGARMAN’s annual Lawyers Have Heart team raising funds for the American Heart Association.
The First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court’s decision to dismiss product liability claims against a foreign manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction in Massachusetts. The First Circuit agreed with SUGARMAN's attorneys that the individual fulfillment of each order, the language in the manufacturer manual inviting direct contact from consumers and the significant stream of sales into Massachusetts over a fifteen-year period were enough to establish personal jurisdiction under existing Supreme Court precedent. The case was remanded back to U.S. District Court in Boston for further proceedings.
Recovery for the family of a 47 year-old man who died from pulmonary emboli following hip replacement surgery at a northeastern Massachusetts hospital. The patient's family brought suit against multiple defendants responsible for the patient’s care during his recovery from surgery, including a nurse who failed to properly administer one of his medications. The case settled following extensive discovery, including multiple depositions of medical personnel who did not examine the patient, but were noted in audit logs to have accessed the patient’s electronic medical records shortly before his death and thus were aware of his condition.
Recovery for 31 year-old man following the negligent maintenance and removal of an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) at a Boston-area hospital, resulting in clotting, arterial tearing and eventual below-the-knee amputation. The plaintiff brought suit against multiple defendants presumed to be responsible for pressure applied to the IABP during the hematoma control and for the attempted balloon removal. The case settled following over a dozen depositions conducted by Sugarman attorneys, who were able to uncover the responsible medical providers, some of whom had not been identified in the medical records.
Pre-trial settlement of medical malpractice case for widow against radiologist and his medical practice. The client's fifty-seven year-old husband had undergone an abdominal CT scan relative to gastrointestinal issues. The CT scan incidentally revealed a suspicious mass in the patient’s lung which was missed by the radiologist and never reported to the patient until it was found on a subsequent scan, resulting in a delay in diagnosis of lung cancer for nearly a year and a half. He underwent a resection, but the cancer returned months later. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer and died the following year.
Settlement on behalf of client injured when he was struck by a car while in the crosswalk on the way to the Braintree MBTA Station. The client suffered a traumatic brain injury and, together with the spouse, brought a claim against the driver for his negligence in causing the accident.
Settlement in medical malpractice case on behalf of client injured when a Cambridge, MA doctor negligently removed an arm-implanted birth control device without confirming its anatomic location prior to removal. The client suffered significant deficits in the use of her arm and hand in the months that followed.
Pre-trial settlement on behalf of family of a woman killed in a drunk driving accident as well as on behalf of two others who suffered serious injuries in the same crash. The drunk driver became intoxicated at a Boston bar and was attempting to drop off her passengers when she crossed a double yellow line on the Jamaicaway and struck another vehicle head on. The drunk driver’s blood alcohol level was later found to be almost three times the legal limit.
Settlement in medical malpractice cases for two separate patients of the same doctor who negligently performed elective breast procedures resulting in permanent disfigurement to both women.
Settlement for family of elderly patient whose C. Difficile illness went untreated for several days when the staff at her nursing home in Boston failed to review critical laboratory results and failed to transfer the patient to a hospital for immediate care. By the time the patient was transferred to a hospital, four days after her symptoms began, she was septic and she passed away shortly thereafter.
A four-year old boy fell to his death through a gap between an escalator and the adjacent railing. The escalator had been installed as a replacement and was narrower than the original escalator. The escalator construction company failed to install deck barriers as required by the construction plans and by state escalator and building codes, resulting in the escalator being in a defective and dangerous condition. After extensive discovery, SUGARMAN lawyers settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the escalator contractor, store, and mall owner for the benefit of the boy's parents.
Settlement against power plant and safety contractor for twenty-six-year-old boilermaker apprentice who was severely injured when he was violently sucked into a boiler drum which had not been properly de-energized for contractor work during an annual shutdown.
Settlement against doctor and hospital following the death of a 78-year-old woman, who died from anoxic encephalopathy following an inappropriate dosage and combination of narcotic and anti-anxiety medications, and improper monitoring during MRI.
Middlesex County jury returns verdict on behalf of construction worker injured in fall from unguarded opening in construction project. The plaintiff sustained debilitating injuries and fractures as a result of the fall. One of 10 largest jury verdicts reported in Massachusetts in 2011.
Product liability claim was brought against the manufacturer and
distributor of the truck for failing to design truck with safety
mechanism to prevent uncontrolled movement in the event of a shift into
gear while pumping. As a result of the defective design of the truck, it shifted into gear and crushed a firefighter's leg, resulting in the need for amputation.
SUGARMAN lawyers know that the damage done to lives by injury can be profound, yet often difficult to quantify or describe. And those effects last a lifetime. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to make a powerful case by developing the evidence and using expert consultation and testimony in order to prove your claim at trial. Just as important, we represent the injured and their families with special regard for the social, mental and emotional issues they face.