Seth Gladstein, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Meet the Owner of Louisville, KY’s Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC

seth-gladsteinAn attorney since 2001, Seth Gladstein is a passionate advocate who is trusted by his clients and respected by his peers in the legal community. As a former defense lawyer for hospitals, nursing homes, and insurance companies, he established Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC in order to help medical malpractice and nursing home abuse victims who he saw were in need of insightful and experienced legal representation. Seth cares about his clients, and he is committed to ensuring they receive fair treatment from the types of big companies he used to defend. He fights vigorously for favorable settlements but is fully prepared to takes his clients’ cases to trial.

A Plaintiff’s Lawyer with a Background in Big-Time Defense

Upon graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001, Seth moved to New York City to start his career at one of the most distinguished and well-respected medical malpractice defense law firms in the city. For four years, Seth defended doctors and hospitals against patients’ claims for birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and other forms of negligence and malpractice. He gained experience in a wide variety of medical disciplines, including:

During his time in New York, Seth represented some of the country’s leading medical facilities, including New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, and North Shore University Hospital.

After making the most of his time in New York, Seth moved home to Louisville in order to take a position with one of Kentucky’s oldest and largest defense firms. From 2005 to 2011, Seth continued to defend clients against accusations of medical malpractice, and also began representing nursing homes in cases involving allegations of abuse and neglect. In his new role, Seth defended clients in both state and federal court, serving as counsel in two reported cases: Allen v. Siddiqui, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46473 (W.D. Ky., May 10, 2010) and Hamblen v. Ky. Cab. for Health and Family Srvcs., 322 S.W.3d 511 (Ky. Ct. App. 2010).

Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC Opens its Doors with a Decade of Legal Experience

After almost 10 years of defending clients against medical malpractice and nursing home abuse claims while rising through the ranks of the legal profession, Seth made the decision to switch sides. For a decade, he had watched individuals try – and fail – to secure the settlements and court verdicts they needed in order to cover their medical expenses and other losses. In 2011, he opened Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC with two distinct goals:

  • To hold negligent doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes accountable
  • To make sure victims recovered the compensation they deserved

Since establishing the firm, Seth has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. This includes medical malpractice settlements of *$1.8 million and $1.75 million, and well as several *six-figure and confidential settlements for victims of medical errors and nursing home abuse.

Seth attributes much of his success to his background as a defense lawyer. Without his first-hand knowledge of how defendants and their lawyers think, strategize, and prepare their cases for trial, he would not be able to provide his clients with the advantages they receive today. This is a major part of what sets Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC apart from other law firms, and it has been a significant factor in the firm’s early success.

More about Plaintiffs’ Attorney Seth Gladstein

In addition to representing his clients, Seth is also an active member of the Louisville legal community. For three years, Seth chaired the Louisville Bar Association’s fundraising golf scramble, “Go For The Green,” which benefits the Association’s diversity scholarship program. He also served a three-year term as Barrister with the Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court – a group of judges, practicing attorneys, law professors, and students who meet monthly to discuss and debate issues of legal ethics and professionalism. The year he established Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, the Louisville Bar Association selected Seth for its Leadership Academy. Seth is a member of a number of professional associations, including:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

When not advocating for his clients or working to advance the legal profession, Seth enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.  Seth currently serves on the Louisville Bar Association’s Board of Directors, the Kentucky Justice Association’s Board of Governors, and the Kentucky Bar Association’s Convention Planning Committee.  Seth also gives back to the community by serving on the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Board of Directors.

Contact Seth about Your Medical Malpractice or Nursing Home Abuse Case

Seth personally represents clients of the Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC. If you would like to speak with him about your case, call (800) 991-0474 or contact the firm online to schedule a *free consultation.


*Each case is different and the past record is no assurance that we will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. Among many settlements, Gladstein Law Firm has recovered: $1.8 Million settlement for medical malpractice case involving negligent performance of hysterectomy (Christian Circuit Court); $1.75 Million medical malpractice case involving negligent failure to timely diagnose and treat lung cancer (Jefferson Circuit Court); $550,000 settlement for failure to diagnose prostate cancer (pre-litigation settlement); $500,000 settlement for negligent failure to diagnose and treat an impending stroke after brain surgery (Jefferson Circuit Court); and $195,000 settlement for negligent failure to diagnose and treat a potentially life-threatening heart condition (Macon Co., N.C.; served as co-counsel)  Click here to see some of Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC’s successes. Client pays costs only upon recovery.

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