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When hospitals, physician groups, managed care organizations and insurance companies find themselves buckling under the weight of a catastrophic medical malpractice lawsuit, they turn to Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols. Our reputation as one of the country's finest trial firms was built largely on our record of successfully defending hundreds of malpractice lawsuits.

Over the years, an increasing number of other professionals—architects, engineers, even lawyers—have learned of our reputation and relied on our professional liability expertise as well.


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We are experts at risk management. We are skilled at counseling clients on the seriousness of allegations, and at identifying which ones to quickly settle and which ones to fight all the way through to trial, if necessary. We are frequently asked to share our thoughts and provide evaluations for risk management programs for hospitals, health care organizations and large corporations.

Once a decision is made to go to trial, we aggressively gird for battle, assembling a team with a wide cross section of talents, from researchers to litigators to support personnel. To support and give our defense strategy even further validity, we bring the best experts possible to testify on our clients' behalf.

Before we ever set foot in court, we formulate a meticulously thought-out defense strategy that we can present to jurors in a compelling fashion. Through our experience and commitment to continual training, we are able to understand and address the many complex issues inherent to professional liability cases. For example, we conduct mandatory in-house State-Bar-approved training programs that enable our lawyers to speak the language of the parade of other technical experts often called to the stand.

As another example, in legal malpractice cases we offer unique expertise in evaluating the merits of the case and assessing the underlying issues. This, in turn, allows us to knowledgeably develop a defense strategy for the attorney whose performance is in question.