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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Loveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Long Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Health Care
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Mediation
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Salina, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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Dopf, P.C.
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Fishkill, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Long Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Corporate Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Greenville, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mediation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
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    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Definition

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care provider through an act or by some omission whereby the care provided deviates from the accepted standards of care that governs a medical specialty or area of practice resulting in personal injury or death. An understanding of the legal definition of "standard of care" is essential to any discussion of what truly constitutes medical malpractice. 

In simple terms, the standard of care is the legal duty that a health care provider (physician, nurse, medical technician, hospital, clinic, etc.) owes to the patient. That duty or obligation arises from the professional relationship established with the patient. It is axiomatic that without such a relationship the obligation to treat or provide care could not exist. The professional relationship, however, does not always require direct communication between the health care provider and patient may be established indirectly. For example, in addition to a physician who accepts a patient directly, lab technicians, pathologists, and radiologists may not encounter a patient personally but have the legal duty to comply with applicable standards of care. 

Most states have enacted legislation which controls this area of specialized litigation and the legal duty of health care providers is largely defined by statute. It is now universally accepted that the duty and, thus, the standard of care, requires a health care provider to exercise the degree of reasonable care, skill, and diligence as would ordinarily be exercised by a similarly situated health care provider for a similar patient under the same or similar circumstances. The primary emphasis in this definition is necessarily placed on the requirement of "reasonable" care. 

Frequently the defense of these cases will focus on the fact that the law does not require a physician or health care provider to be infallible in the exercise of his/her clinical judgments for a patient. Indeed, the law does not require perfection on the part of anyone. Important emphasis is also given to the recognition by medical science that there are often unexpected, unfortunate, and even tragic outcomes that will occur, despite reasonable care. So long as the care is found to be reasonable, there is no malpractice. 

In a medical malpractice case, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove the following elements in order to be entitled to a verdict:
  • A duty owed by the health care provider.
  • A breach of that duty, i.e., a failure by the health care provider to meet the standard of care.
  • Injury or death caused by the breach of duty by the health care provider.

In order to prove these essential elements, the plaintiff is generally required to provide expert testimony. (Exceptions to this requirement may include such things as retained foreign objects, wrong site surgery, etc.)

While the law generally imposes no burden of proof on the defendant, the defense, where appropriate, will seek to discredit the plaintiff's theory of liability by a showing of the reasonableness of the care provided & contradictions to evidence offered by the plaintiff. This is done through testimony from the defendant with emphasis on her/his training, education and experience and the basis for the clinical judgment at issue. Additionally, pertinent medical literature may be presented along with qualified expert testimony to further demonstrate the appropriateness of the care provided and, in many cases, to show that the outcome was not produced by negligence, but may be the result of an inherent risk associated with the condition of the patient or the treatment, despite good and proper care. 

The law also recognizes that, within the standard of care, there are often alternative methods of treatment which may be employed for a given medical condition and that a physician, for example, must be free to choose and follow the method he deems best for his patient, even though some other physician may later argue in favor of another method. As long as the method selected to diagnose or treat was reasonable within the standard of care and implemented with due care, there would be no liability (even if the diagnosis is later shown to be incorrect or the treatment resulted in an injurious complication). 

In selecting counsel for the defense of medical malpractice claims, the health care provider and his/her representative will want to ask a number of important questions such as:

  • What is the experience of the attorney/law firm in defending these highly specialized cases?
  • What is the rate of successful defense for the attorney/law firm?
  • What resources does the firm possess for investigation, medical/legal research, qualified support staff, development of demonstrative evidence, etc.?
  • What is the expected time frame to conclusion of the litigation in the jurisdiction/venue?
  • What involvement will the defendant have in assistance and preparation of her/his defense?

The journey through the course of a medical malpractice lawsuit is often time consuming and frustrating at times for the defendant health care provider. Selection of experienced defense counsel equipped with proper resources will likely provide a means to navigate the turbulent waters of litigation in order reach the just result.
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care provider through an act or by some omission whereby the care provided deviates from the accepted standards of care that governs a medical specialty or area of practice resulting in personal injury or death. An understanding of the legal definition of "standard of care" is essential to any discussion of what truly constitutes medical malpractice. 

In simple terms, the standard of care is the legal duty that a health care provider (physician, nurse, medical technician, hospital, clinic, etc.) owes to the patient. That duty or obligation arises from the professional relationship established with the patient. It is axiomatic that without such a relationship the obligation to treat or provide care could not exist. The professional relationship, however, does not always require direct communication between the health care provider and patient may be established indirectly. For example, in addition to a physician who accepts a patient directly, lab technicians, pathologists, and radiologists may not encounter a patient personally but have the legal duty to comply with applicable standards of care. 

Most states have enacted legislation which controls this area of specialized litigation and the legal duty of health care providers is largely defined by statute. It is now universally accepted that the duty and, thus, the standard of care, requires a health care provider to exercise the degree of reasonable care, skill, and diligence as would ordinarily be exercised by a similarly situated health care provider for a similar patient under the same or similar circumstances. The primary emphasis in this definition is necessarily placed on the requirement of "reasonable" care. 

Frequently the defense of these cases will focus on the fact that the law does not require a physician or health care provider to be infallible in the exercise of his/her clinical judgments for a patient. Indeed, the law does not require perfection on the part of anyone. Important emphasis is also given to the recognition by medical science that there are often unexpected, unfortunate, and even tragic outcomes that will occur, despite reasonable care. So long as the care is found to be reasonable, there is no malpractice. 

In a medical malpractice case, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove the following elements in order to be entitled to a verdict:
  • A duty owed by the health care provider.
  • A breach of that duty, i.e., a failure by the health care provider to meet the standard of care.
  • Injury or death caused by the breach of duty by the health care provider.

In order to prove these essential elements, the plaintiff is generally required to provide expert testimony. (Exceptions to this requirement may include such things as retained foreign objects, wrong site surgery, etc.)

While the law generally imposes no burden of proof on the defendant, the defense, where appropriate, will seek to discredit the plaintiff's theory of liability by a showing of the reasonableness of the care provided & contradictions to evidence offered by the plaintiff. This is done through testimony from the defendant with emphasis on her/his training, education and experience and the basis for the clinical judgment at issue. Additionally, pertinent medical literature may be presented along with qualified expert testimony to further demonstrate the appropriateness of the care provided and, in many cases, to show that the outcome was not produced by negligence, but may be the result of an inherent risk associated with the condition of the patient or the treatment, despite good and proper care. 

The law also recognizes that, within the standard of care, there are often alternative methods of treatment which may be employed for a given medical condition and that a physician, for example, must be free to choose and follow the method he deems best for his patient, even though some other physician may later argue in favor of another method. As long as the method selected to diagnose or treat was reasonable within the standard of care and implemented with due care, there would be no liability (even if the diagnosis is later shown to be incorrect or the treatment resulted in an injurious complication). 

In selecting counsel for the defense of medical malpractice claims, the health care provider and his/her representative will want to ask a number of important questions such as:

  • What is the experience of the attorney/law firm in defending these highly specialized cases?
  • What is the rate of successful defense for the attorney/law firm?
  • What resources does the firm possess for investigation, medical/legal research, qualified support staff, development of demonstrative evidence, etc.?
  • What is the expected time frame to conclusion of the litigation in the jurisdiction/venue?
  • What involvement will the defendant have in assistance and preparation of her/his defense?

The journey through the course of a medical malpractice lawsuit is often time consuming and frustrating at times for the defendant health care provider. Selection of experienced defense counsel equipped with proper resources will likely provide a means to navigate the turbulent waters of litigation in order reach the just result.