More About Medical Malpractice

Our Approach

Our Medical Malpractice Defense Team has decades of trial experience representing hospitals, physicians, behavioral facilities, nursing homes and other health care providers in state and federal courts throughout our footprint  and before various professional boards. 

Every member of our practice has served as a first-chair attorney in a medical malpractice trial. Our medical malpractice team has tried over two hundred cases involving medication errors, ER claims, hospitalists, staffing issues, informed consent and nursing claims.  

Our attorneys are regularly contacted by major healthcare providers relative to pre-suit matters for assistance in responding to state and federal regulators as well as medical device issues and surgical procedures. We routinely provide education seminars for our clients as well as other attorneys. We advise our hospital clients on credentialing issues with physicians within the hospital as well as with state regulatory boards. 

Because of our extensive litigation experience, we have developed ongoing relationships with a number of experts. These experts provide advice as to both medical malpractice issues and causation issues in a broad range of disciplines and specialties and we often use these experts to assist with early evaluation of cases. 

We are frequently recognized for our success in trial and appellate courts. Our team includes Fellows in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and American College of Trial Lawyers, as well as attorneys who are recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  

 

Our Experience

  • Alleged failure of otolaryngologist to appropriately prescribe and monitor post-surgical medications resulting in patient’s death. Case was tried before a jury and a defense verdict was entered in favor of the physician defendants.
  • Failure of ER staff to recognize a dissecting aortic anueursym. The case was tried on both the standard of care and causation. After a ten day trial a verdict was entered for the defense.
  • Defense of hospitalist in case involving allegations of improper or inadequate cardiac monitoring thereby failing to prevent an unexpected heart attack causing the death of the patient. The case was tried to a jury for five days and a defense verdict was returned for the hospitalist.
  • Alleged failure of ER staff to recognize signs and symptoms of intussusception in a two year old. Defense verdict for hospital and the two physicians.
  • Alleged failure of hospitalist in multi-defendant case to properly assess and treat massive stroke in 50 year old male. Motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of hospitalist resulting in claims against him being dismissed by Court.
  • Alleged misplacement of vertebral screw during course of spinal surgery resulting in nerve damage and permanent mobility limitations.
  • Alleged failure of neurosurgeon and hospitalist to order appropriate CT imaging studies resulting in misdiagnosis of spinal epidural abscess causing paraplegia.
  • Negligent credentialing of a neurosurgeon who operated, while allegedly impaired, and performed tedious spinal surgery causing paraplegia. 
  • Alleged failure of nursing staff to properly note and contact physician when cardiac patient symptoms changed causing her death. 
  • Negligence claim against a lab service that mixed up specimen and improperly reported a patient had carcinoma causing unnecessary treatment. 
  • Negligence claim involving an unexpected heart attack where plaintiff alleged proper cardiac monitoring was not performed. 
  • Negligence claim against hospital and urologist by patient who suffered complications from surgery to treat Peyronie’s disease.
  • Negligence claim involving patient who died of respiratory distress from Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
     
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