Peter A. Schmit
We relentlessly pursue justice for our clients. Our track record proves it.
Partner | Chair, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Groups
Growing up on a small farm in Northern Minnesota taught Peter Schmit the value of hard work and tenacity. He brings those skills to work every day representing those injured by poor medical care. Peter has tried and settled numerous significant cases in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa involving all types of Medical Malpractice.
“Growing up on a small farm in northern Minnesota, I learned the value of hard work and tenacity. I bring those skills to work every day to fight for justice for those injured by poor medical care.” Peter A. Schmit
Peter’s many recognitions include numerous years as a “Minnesota Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers. He is also a certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, serves as President of the Minnesota Association of Justice, and was inducted into the American Board of Trial Attorneys in 2013. Peter lives in Shoreview, Minnesota with his wife and two children.
- North Dakota
- U.S. District Court, Minnesota
- U.S. District Court, North Dakota
- U.S. District Court, Wisconsin
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2016 edition)
- Named a “Minnesota Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (1999-2006, 2010-2015)
Peter A. Schmit Case Results
Description of Incident
Description of Damages
Description of Awards
Description of Incident Failure to promptly recognize and diagnose a lacerated artery during lumbar surgery.Description of Damages Resulted in death.Description of Awards $1 million settlement; claims against hospital still ongoing.
Description of Incident Failure to monitor anesthesia induction during hip revision surgery.Description of Damages Resulted in brain injury.Description of Awards $3.1 million settlement.
Description of Incident Failure to monitor effects of pain medication.Description of Damages Resulted in death.Description of Awards $850,000 settlement.
Description of Incident Surgical error during removal of artificial urinary sphincter.Description of Damages Resulted in brain injury.Description of Awards $1,775,000 settlement.
Description of Incident Negligent failure to protect an uninjured left leg following traumatic injury to the right leg.Description of Damages Resulted in compartment syndrome (a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels).Description of Awards $630,000 settlement.