Healthcare Litigation & Medical Malpractice Defense


Mary Ruth Feldhake

Top Ranked in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

We understand the multiple challenges facing today’s health care providers, due in large part to ever-increasing pressure from state and federal regulating agencies. With that in mind, we assist our clients in achieving their primary goal – providing quality care – by helping them work through the maze of regulations that govern every aspect of their operations. To that end, we are available to assist with developing best practices and systems for successfully implementing those practices, as well as educating employees about their legal obligations as health care professionals. This type of proactive risk management helps our clients to thrive in a competitive market.

A large part of our practice also is devoted to defending health care practitioners in enforcement and litigation settings, including quasi-judicial administrative forums, mediations and arbitrations, as well as traditional state and federal court systems.  Developing a defense frequently begins with a pre-litigation investigation, enabling our clients to review and improve internal systems, while ensuring that important testimony and evidence are properly preserved. Regardless of when we are retained, we complete a thorough case analysis for use in developing realistic strategic recommendations. We don’t hesitate to suggest settlement, when appropriate, but don’t shy away from litigation. Our extensive network of qualified medical consultants assist with case assessment and in structuring a sound defense. Should a case require an appeal, our appellate experience runs deep. Our attorneys help clients choose battles wisely and guide them through the appellate process.

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