In 2020, Dr. Jagusch joined the faculty of Creighton University School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. He is currently developing a medical-legal externship for fourth-year medical students to study medical jurisprudence, bioethics, and medical malpractice.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jagusch rejoined the frontlines to care for patients through a telemedicine platform. He has treated numerous patients helping to offload the health care system so providers can focus on caring for the influx of COVID-19 patients.

As part of his long time career goal, Christian attended law school to continue his commitment to patient advocacy. He graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 from University of California Hastings College of the Law where he ranked in the top 5% of the graduating class and was admitted into the Thurston Honor Society. While in law school, he received multiple awards for academic excellence and began developing his advocacy skills by competing on the prestigious Hastings Intercollegiate Trial Team where he won awards in four national trial competitions.

While at Hastings, he was elected to the Board of the local chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. During his final year of law school, Dr. Jagusch served as a legal intern and medical consultant to the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee, playing a role in public policy formation while gaining valuable insight into the legislative process.

Christian is deeply committed to community service. In addition to guest lecturing at Hastings, he volunteers to judge local law school trial competitions and assists the Hastings Intercollegiate Trial Team. He is an active member of local legal societies where he frequently lectures in the area of medical malpractice. He has worked as a volunteer with the California High School Speech Association. He also has served as the volunteer Medical Director for the Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks, the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks, and the American Red Cross First Aid Station Program in Northern California.

Since joining the Walkup firm, Christian has worked on a wide variety of case types, including the firm’s general personal injury and defective drugs and devices cases. With his unique background, his focus and expertise is in the prosecution of complex medical malpractice cases. He has handled dozens of cases against Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California and has extensive experience with their arbitration system.

Noteworthy Verdicts and Settlements

  • Baby v. Medical System – Birth Injury during Vacuum Extraction – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $9.95 million
  • Baby v. Medical System – Failure to Diagnose Brain Infection – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $6.0 million
  • Family v. Emergency Department – Missed Aortic Dissection – Wrongful Death Settlement – $5.5 million
  • Baby v. Medical System – Failure to Treat Low Blood Sugar Resulting in Brain Injury – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $5.5 million
  • Patient v. Medical System – Missed Brain Aneurysm – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $5.0 million
  • Patient v. Surgeon – Surgical Error – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $4.0 million
  • Patient v. Major Medical Center – Failure to Treat a Subdural Hematoma – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $3.4 million
  • Patient v. Medical System – Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $2.4 million
  • Family v. Medical System – Failure to Diagnosis Heart Disease – Wrongful Death – $1.93 million
  • Patient v. Major Medical Center – Brain Injury during Surgery – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $1.6 million
  • Patient v. Medical System – Failure to Treat Brain Hemorrhage – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $1.5 million
  • Family v. Medical System – Failure to Diagnose Blood Clot – Wrongful Death Settlement – $1.49 million
  • Patient v. Hospitalist – Missed Spinal Cord Hematoma Causing Paralysis – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $1.1 million
  • Family v. Medical System – Surgical Error – Wrongful Death – $1.0 million
  • Family v. Emergency Department – Failure to Manage the Airway – Wrongful Death – $1.0 million
  • Patient v. Major Medical Center – Failure to Inform Patient about Cancer – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $900,000
  • Family v. Medical System – Failure to Proper Manage Labor and Delivery – Wrongful Death Settlement – $850,000
  • Family v. Medical System – Failure to Recognize Sepsis after Surgery – Wrongful Death Settlement – $800,000
  • Family v. Medical System – Failure to Management Respiratory Distress – Wrongful Death Settlement – $750,000
  • Patient v. Medical System – Failure to Manage Complications of C-Section – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $725,000
  • Family v. Emergency Department – Failure to Diagnosis Diabetic Emergency – Wrongful Death Settlement – $722,500
  • Family v. Kaiser Permanente – Failure to Diagnosis a Bowel Obstruction – Wrongful Death Arbitration Award – $714,000
  • Patient v. Medical System – Failure to Treat Blood Clot Leading to Leg Amputation – Medical Malpractice Settlement – $650,000
  • Pedestrian v. City of San Luis Obispo – Auto vs. Pedestrian Collision – Dangerous Conditions Settlement – $600,000 and installation of flashing warning beacons