Medical Malpractice Defense

Medical Malpractice Defense

Medical malpractice defense is our firm’s primary area of practice.  We have more than 25 years of experience defending medical malpractice claims, including:

  • Handling 500+ medical malpractice cases and claims involving hospital systems/health care practices and their employees, including MDs, DOs, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, CRNAs, PAs, NPs, residents, RTs, PTs, OTs, MFTs, HIM/IT personnel, blood bank professionals, and others

  • Multiple jury trials representing hospitals, hospital-owned practices, and hospital clinicians, resulting in defense verdicts and directed verdict

  • Addressing alleged malpractice in specialty areas including anesthesiology, pain clinics, bariatric surgery, cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, hospitalist and intensivist care, infectious disease, internal medicine, neonatology and neonatal nursery care, nursing, obstetrics and gynecology (including brain damaged baby cases), oncology, orthopedics, palliative care, pathology, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pharmacy, psychiatry (including locked inpatient units), pulmonology, radiology, surgery, telemetry, and urgent care

  • Arguing dispositive motions to defeat apparent agency claims, non-delegable duty claims, hospital corporate liability theories, malpractice claims alleged as ordinary negligence claims, and similar plaintiff’s theories and excluding experts based on unqualified and unreliable expert testimony and violations of complaint certification requirements under North Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure 9(j) and North Carolina Evidence Rule 702

  • Extensive experience rebutting hospital liability theories before and since passage of NC’s tort reform measures, including nursing chain of command theories, negligent credentialing, monitoring, and supervision claims, other corporate negligence theories, and residents’ care in programs accredited by the ACGME