Medical Malpractice

Health Care Provider Litigation

For more than 20 years, we have been involved in medical malpractice litigation. Some of our attorneys have experience handling these cases on both sides of the bar, having handled claims for both patients and medical professionals.

Our experience with medical malpractice litigation includes:

  • Obstetric and neonatal injury cases
  • Orthopedic surgery, including failed reconstructive procedures
  • Medical device litigation
  • Infections in hospitals
  • Joint replacement failures
  • Pain pump litigation
  • Chiropractic malpractice
  • Neurosurgical cases, including failed spinal surgeries
  • Catheter and shunt procedure cases
  • Cardiac injuries during sternal fixation
  • Brain trauma from failure to diagnose hydrocephalus
  • Brain trauma due to oxygen deprivation
  • Brain trauma due to anesthetic misadministration
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy due to nerve damage during treatment
  • Misdiagnosis of conditions
  • Surgical tools left within body
  • Inappropriate prescriptions
  • Improper sexual conduct between physician and patient
  • “No code” and “no heroic measures” claims
  • Wrongful life and wrongful birth cases
  • Physical therapy injuries
  • Surgical nerve injuries

Hospitals And Nursing Homes

Hospital claims we have handled range from nursing failures related to charting and reporting, misadministration of medications, improper physical contact with patients, and failure to restrain patients at severe risk of a fall. We have handled these same claims in the context of nursing homes as well, and in that context we have also handled cases of elder abuse, bedsore cases, nutritional deficiency cases and disputes regarding failure to transport or summon emergency medical care in the end-stages of life.

We have also handled a significant number of employment cases for hospitals.

Personal Counsel For Physicians

We have served for several years in connection with the needs for separate personal counsel that often arise on the part of health care professionals when there is a potential dispute between the physician and his or her insurance company, or where the exists personal liability beyond what might be covered by insurance.

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