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Our medical malpractice attorneys, which
include a registered nurse with
a background in medical-surgical intensive care, have a strong track
record of processing complex medical issues and develop winning
strategies. Their expertise consistently proves critical to effective
cross-examination of opposing experts and asserting successful
defenses that often turn on a standard of care or causation issue that
might be missed without a thorough understanding of medicine and the law.
Our experience also means our attorneys develop expertise in, and focus
their attention on, particular medical fields, such as cancer,
cardiology, emergency practice and gynecology. The depth and breadth of
our trial attorneys' knowledge allows us to quickly and efficiently
develop a thorough strategy.
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No medical malpractice claim can be litigated without an intimate
knowledge of the law unique to medical malpractice. Recent
legislative efforts at tort reform have resulted in a modest decrease in
the number of medical lawsuits filed. At the same time, however, these
efforts have produced a complicated set of statutes and appellate
Our attorneys guide health care providers and their carriers through
complicated medical and legal issues. Our knowledge ensures that we
advise clients proactively to avoid legal pitfalls inherent in
practice, identify and pursue innovative legal arguments, and
aggressively pursue motions to dismiss or limit the scope of the
Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced trial attorneys with
expertise in trying medical malpractice,
injury, and other professional liability cases. We have defended at
trial numerous cases against nursing homes, cardiologists, neurologists,
urologists, nurses, hospitals, dentists, and providers in virtually all
aspects of health care. We are prepared to try every case and believe
that preparation gives our clients the strongest tactical advantage and
the best position to achieve a favorable outcome.
Coordination with Leading Physicians
Our experience and integrity as lawyers have allowed us to establish
good relationships with highly qualified, credible local and national
specialists to serve as expert witnesses. Our contacts are not limited to the courtroom,
access to specialists for consultation on strategy and the medical and
legal issues confronting our clients. Partnering with health
professionals benefits our clients and strengthens our ties with the
healthcare community across the country.
A significant challenge in any medical malpractice case is
cross-examining the opposing party's witnesses. We have seen cases
dismissed or settled for minimal amounts after the deposition of the
plaintiff's expert who was forced to concede faulty assumptions,
incomplete information, or an incorrect analysis that destroyed their
opinions. Our attorneys have deposed countless physicians. We also
maintain an expert witness library with prior expert trial and
deposition testimony. We research every expert's education, training,
publications, certifications, experience, and background. We can
recognize and address theories and tactics used by the opposing party's
counsel. As a result, we can often predict and defuse expert criticisms before
they are rendered.
Innovative Approaches and Cost-Effective Solutions
There is no question the cost of medical malpractice cases keeps going
up. The rising cost impacts what physicians pay for liability insurance
and, in turn, what they must charge for their services.
We strive to reduce this expense, from coordinating the
work to be done with other defendants (when possible) to utilizing
state-of-the-art technology that streamlines communication,
document preparation and legal research.
We look to dismiss or limit
cases at the earliest juncture. This approach includes looking for
innovative legal arguments and constantly monitoring changes and
developments in statutory and case law affecting medical malpractice
issues. We use video conferencing facilities and on-line reporting
capability to reduce travel and processing costs. Our background as
medical malpractice attorneys also means we review medical records and
process information faster and less expensively than attorneys with less
experience in this area.