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.
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 contemporary medical practice, identify and pursue innovative legal arguments, and aggressively pursue motions to dismiss or limit the scope of the plaintiff’s claims.
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, and provide 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
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.