Sarah C. Hellmann: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Sarah C. Hellmann

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.480.1920

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business Litigation
  • Post-Acute Care Providers
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1920
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/sarah-hellmann/
 
University University of Dayton, B.S., Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 1997
 
Law SchoolSaint Louis University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2000 Order of the Woolsack, Class Salutatorian, Mel Friedman Real Estate Fellowship, Saint Louis University Law Journal
 
Admitted2000, Missouri; 2001, Illinois; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•American Health Lawyers Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•The Missouri Bar

•Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Saint Louis

 
Biography

Sarah has an active litigation practice as a member of the firm's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team. She focuses on healthcare defense, including medical malpractice actions and nursing home litigation, as well as defending managed-care organizations. She has substantial experience representing physicians and other healthcare providers in personal injury, wrongful-death claims and commercial disputes, such as:

•Defending a Fortune 100 company in a lawsuit involving breach of contract and tortious-interference claims.

Counseling one of the nation's largest managed behavioral healthcare companies in a lawsuit brought by a member's family after the member's sudden death.

Obtained several defense verdicts for physicians in medical malpractice actions pending in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Cape Girardeau County, Mo.

Obtained a complete defense verdict for a skilled-nursing facility in a wrongful death action brought in St. Louis City. After a two-week trial, the jury found the defendant was not responsible for compensatory or punitive damages.

Sarah has extensive first- and second-chair trial experience in state and federal courts and, moreover, routinely works with clients to ensure their business goals are met and their cases are handled in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Awards and Recognitions

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Litigation Practitioner Award, 2012

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 'Top Defense Verdicts of the Year,' 2006, 2008

•Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012

Civic Involvement

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Volunteer Lawyers Program, firm liaison

•Women's Safe House

Experience

As lead counsel, defended a Fortune 100 company in a lawsuit involving breach of contract and tortious-interference claims.

•Secured a defense verdict in favor of an anesthesiologist in lawsuit by patient who blamed post-surgery complications on respiratory distress following the procedure. Defense experts testified that physician acted appropriately and that plaintiff's medical issues were a result of her heart defect.

•Defended one of the nation's largest managed behavioral healthcare companies in a lawsuit brought by a member's family after the member's sudden death.

•Obtained several defense verdicts for physicians in medical malpractice actions pending in the City and County of St. Louis City and Cape Girardeau County, Mo.

•Obtained a complete defense verdict for a skilled-nursing facility in a wrongful death action brought in St. Louis. After a two-week trial, the jury found the defendant was not responsible for compensatory or punitive damages.

Business Insights



Business Insights

3.01.10 Avoiding Disaster in Medical Litigation: What Not to Do! Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
Speaking Engagement

1.01.10 Tortious Interference with Business Expectancy, Missouri Bar Tort Law Deskbook Series
Article

In The News

4.23.12 Two Husch Blackwell Partners Honored at Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women's Justice Awards
News Release

 
ISLN915360978
 
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Office Information

Sarah C. Hellmann

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441




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