Shirley Blazich

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E07: Who is really affected by medical malpractice in the Las Vegas Area?



Shirley Blazich is a long-time Nevadan who specializes in medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and general defense litigation at Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen and Sanders Law Firm.

Shirley graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, also in Los Angeles. While in law school, Shirley participated in both regional and national Mock Trial competitions and helped her school win first place in a regional competition which earned Loyola Law School a spot in the national competition that year. Having grown up in Las Vegas, Nevada, she returned home following graduation and took a position at our firm in 2003. In 2010, Shirley accepted a partnership with the firm. She is active with the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Claims Association, RIMS Risk Management Society, and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Shirley speaks fluent Serbian/Croatian and is conversant in Italian. A self-admitted “globe trotter”, she has visited 5 of the 7 continents and over 17 different European countries.

Shirley is also a co-founder of Business 2 Business Professional Group. Business 2 Business is a network of professionals in Las Vegas who assist and support one another with their respective business goals, provide leads and referrals to one another, and maintain the highest level of professional services to businesses in the Las Vegas area.



In episode #07 we have Shirley Blazich a medical malpractice defense attorney at Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen and Sanders Law Firm. In this interview they discuss:

• Medical malpractice is a hot topic and what current issues are surrounding the topic now
• Non economic damages cap
• Is there an inability to see a doctor because of emotional damages
• Tort Reform and Medical Malpractice Caps
• Who is really effected by medical malpractice in the Las Vegas Area
• Dr’s are human and errors can happen
• Professionals need to get all the details in order to help you
• Do Dr’s have your best interest in mind
• Nevada has a one year statue of limitation on bringing a medical malpractice law suit


Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen and Sanders Law Firm Website:
LinkedIn: Shirley Blazich
Office #: 702-384-7000


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