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Marian J. Patchen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Ms. Patchen focuses on medical malpractice defense; contract negotiation and litigation, including litigation of non-compete contracts and representation before state licensing boards, and personal injury litigation.

Ms. Patchen has represented specialty groups including: interventional cardiology, OB/GYN, plastic surgery, urology, radiology, interventional radiology, family practice, internal medicine, nephrology, physiatry, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, pathology, neurology, otolaryngology (ENT) and pediatrics.

Additional Information

Areas of Practice — Ms. Patchen focuses on medical malpractice defense; contract negotiation and litigation, including litigation of non-compete contracts and representation before state licensing boards, and personal injury litigation.
Publications and Presentations

Impact of Disruptive Behavior on Patient Care and Practice

  • Pennsylvania Physicians, Marriot, Cranberry, PA

Guest Lecturer

  • DMBI Course, Oakland, PA

Developing and Presenting Your Case

  • PBI Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA – Professional Development Center

Developing and Presenting Your Case:  A Case Study of A Few Good Men

  • PBI Seminar, Pittsburgh Hilton, Pittsburgh, PA

Legal Aspects of EMR’s/Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

  • Applied Medical Informatics Course, University of Pittsburgh Graduate Program, Pittsburgh, PA

Cross Examination at the Movies

  • PBI Seminar, Omni-Westin William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

Failure to diagnose – A Continuing Challenge

  • Pennsylvania Physicians,  Marriott, Cranberry, PA

Risk Management Consult: Failure to Diagnose

  • Pennsylvania physicians, Marriott, Cranberry, PA

Preparing & Trying the Medical Malpractice Case

  • PBI Seminar, Omni-Westin William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Malpractice Litigation

  • PBI Seminar, The Conference Center at Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Risk Management Rounds for Physicians

Pennsylvania Physicians, Sheraton Hotel, Mars, PA

Risk Management Rounds:  Physicians

  • Pennsylvania Physicians, Wyndham Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh, PA

Risk Awareness For Physicians

  • Pennsylvania Physicians, Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA

Real Cases from the Medical/Legal World

  • Refresher Course in Family Practice, Personal Enrichment Workshop, Continuing Medical Education Seminar. Sponsored by UPMC St. Margaret and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences. Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

Guest Lecturer for Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, Law and Medicine Class

  • Duquesne University School of Law

Tort Law Update: Medical Malpractice

  • PBI Seminar, Westin William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

Risk Management

  • St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Risk Management

  • Sheraton Inn, Warrendale, PA

University of MichiganBA 1991Duquesne UniversityJ.D. 1994
Academy of Trial LawyersAllegheny County Bar AssociationPennsylvania Super Lawyer

Case History

Results

8-day medical malpractice case alleging failure to properly diagnose and treat post-operative abscess following pelvic floor reconstructive surgery for uterine prolapse.  Represented defendant urogynecologist/female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgeon.   Case resulted in a 10-2 defense verdict

5-day medical malpractice case alleging failure to properly diagnose and treat forearm fracture in 17-yr. old male resulting in alleged further surgical treatment and chronic pain complaints.  Represented defendant orthopedic surgeon and group.   Case resulted in unanimous defense verdict.

Medical malpractice case alleging failure to properly administer steroids resulting in death of 27 year old woman with three children.  Represented critical care pulmonologist.  After two days of trial, plaintiff moved for a voluntary non-suit which was granted as to defendant.

Four day medical malpractice case alleging failure to properly provide preoperative instructions for vasectomy resulting in development of scrotal hematoma.  Represented urologist and his PA.  Case resulted in verdict in favor of defendants.


Office Location

Four Gateway Center, Suite 300
444 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States


Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants