George Podgorny, Jr.

Of Counsel

George Podgorny has been representing catastrophically injured clients since 1991. These cases have ranged from medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice and motor vehicle accidents, to inadequate security and unfair and deceptive trade practice cases.

George has spent his entire professional life battling for ordinary citizens in their fight to recover fair compensation for injuries inflicted upon them. Over the course of his career, George has helped clients recover millions of dollars for their injuries and losses.

Before joining as Of Counsel to Zaytoun & Ballew, George founded his own law firm, Podgorny Law.  Earlier, George was a partner with the firm of Faison & Gillespie, a Durham firm specializing in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases.

During his long career, George has assisted numerous clients who have been injured due to negligent owners of manufacturing plants and factories. Several of these clients suffered catastrophic injuries including loss of limbs and brain injuries. He has made sure that they have been fully compensated by those responsible for the injuries. In the past, George represented the family of a Special Forces officer who died to due medical negligence during prostate surgery, a case that resulted in a $3.25 million settlement.

In another case, George represented the family of a two-year-old child who received thyroid medication instead of a prescribed chemotherapy drug, resulting in her untimely death. George helped the family to recover $3.25 million for their loss.

George has resolved cases for clients who have been seriously injured in a variety of  situations beyond medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. He successfully resolved a case where a construction worker was electrocuted when his scaffolding came in contact with an energized power line.

George recently settled cases where a contractor was seriously injured when the utility pole he had climbed suddenly broke at the ground level and he fell onto the highway and another case where an employee had his leg amputated when he was dragged into a conveyor belt that had its safety guards removed.

One of George’s proudest moments was resolving a case for a young child who suffered serious injuries in a neonatal intensive care unit after surgery. The child was not adequately monitored and suffered significant blood loss. George was able to resolve the case so that her future medical, educational and therapy needs can be met for life.

1991 – admitted to Bar in North Carolina
1991 – admitted to Bar of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina