Dr. Vigna’s attention to detail has been evident since his days at University of the Pacific where he graduated Cum Laude in Biochemistry in 1988. He has displayed a consistent drive to know and understand all aspects of what a person experiences from both a medical and psychological standpoint following a catastrophic injury. Following medical school, he completed his residency at a top-five program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1996. During his residency, he had the opportunity to train at some of the leading hospitals in the country including The Methodist Hospital and Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research. At these institutions, he learned from the leaders in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation how to manage the most catastrophic of all traumatic injuries.
Dr. Vigna is a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician managing patients on a daily basis with catastrophic injuries. He is a member of the California State Bar and Washington DC Bar. He brings his medical expertise and scientific background to assist the Plaintiff Steering Committees in various mass torts on the underlying science issues of dangerous drugs and medical devices, adverse event reporting requirements of the FDA, and damage assessment analysis for individual clients of the law firm.
Dr. Vigna began his career in Tampa, where he provided care at a rehabilitation hospital owned by HealthSouth, the most extensive rehabilitation provider in the country. There he developed a pediatric rehabilitation unit; began a spasticity management program providing state of the art treatments including intrathecal baclofen pumps and botox to pediatric and adult patients; and developed a busy outpatient pain practice for both acute and chronic pain patients. Dr. Vigna was recruited by HealthSouth to continue his medical career in Louisiana where he has served as Director of Rehabilitation and Medical Director of a ninety-bed facility since 1999.
Dr. Vigna has been practicing inpatient rehabilitation since 1996. He is currently Medical Director of HealthSouth Modesto providing medical services at this hospital and provides medical expert services in the form of Life Care Planning nationwide for those with catastrophic injuries. He is an expert in adult and pediatric spasticity, spinal cord injury, orthopedic trauma, and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Vigna’s decision to become a lawyer came about not because of his lack of desire to be a doctor, but for his disdain for the changes that are occurring in the healthcare industry. Simply put, Dr. Vigna believes that private insurance companies and government insurance plans are rationing care to the detriment of disabled patients.
Dr. Vigna medical background affords him expertise in pharmaceutical litigation and catastrophic injury law because he manages those injured from bad drugs and devices, and negligent acts that result in life-changing disabling injuries on a daily basis.
Dr. Vigna brings his understanding of patients that have been altered by an injury to Dalimonte Rueb Stoller LLP so that we can help plan and improve the lives of these patients.
Dr. Vigna, as a Certified Life Care Planner, understands the expense of all medical and non-medical care for those injured by bad drugs/devices and by acts of others and brings that knowledge to Dalimonte Rueb Stoller LLP.