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.

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

Women's Champion for Social Change, St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network, 2013

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Litigation Practitioner Award, 2012

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Top Defense Verdicts of the Year, 2006, 2008, 2013

•Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2012

Civic Involvement

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Volunteer Lawyers Program, firm liaison

•The Marian School

•Women's Safe House

Experience

Healthcare - PBM Litigation

•Successfully defended a pharmacy benefits manager against action brought by compounding pharmacy after pharmacy was terminated from provider network (Trilogy Health Care, LLC v. Medco Health Solutions, Inc., 2013 WL 4832708, at *2 (D.N.J. Sept. 10, 2013).

•Represented major pharmacy benefits manager in breach-of-contract action brought by health plans.

•Arbitrated on behalf of major pharmacy benefits manager in action brought by pharmacy over audit disputes.

Healthcare - Managed Care Litigation

•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.

Healthcare - Medical Malpractice

•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.

•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 Litigation

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

Business Insights

Business Insights

2.01.14 Legal Project Management, Austin Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Speaking Engagement

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

In The News

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

 
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Office Information

Sarah C. Hellmann

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




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