Laura D. Eschleman

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Biography

Laura D. Eschleman is a partner with Nall & Miller, LLP. She practices in the areas of medical malpractice, professional licensing, medical board matters and hospital privileging issues and has represented numerous medical professionals including chiropractors, dermatologists, emergency room physicians, family practice physicians, hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, neurologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, perfusionists, podiatrists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and surgeons in medical malpractice cases and in front of their respective licensing boards.
Ms. Eschleman also represents healthcare companies and mental healthcare facilities in cases involving claims of negligent hiring, negligent retention and negligent credentialing, as well as professional negligence, negligence and intentional torts.
Ms. Eschleman has additionally represented clients in an assortment of cases including affirmative equitable relief, bankruptcy, catastrophic injury, commercial litigation, construction litigation, contract disputes, insurance coverage, legal malpractice and professional liability, premises liability, product liability, real estate litigation, trucking litigation and wrongful death.
With a national practice, Ms. Eschleman works on cases throughout the country and has tried cases to verdict in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina. In addition to her Alabama, Georgia and Missouri state bar licenses, Ms. Eschleman has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in courts in Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. She has additionally worked on cases in California, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington.
A native of Atlanta, Ms. Eschleman attended the University of Georgia where she earned a B.A. with high honors in 2002. She earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia with honors in 2005. While at the University of Georgia, Ms. Eschleman was on the Editorial Board and was an Articles Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Additionally, while in law school, Ms. Eschleman was sworn in under the Third-Year Prosecutor's Act and gained trial experience with her involvement in the prosecution clinic and work in the Office of the District Attorney.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Licensing
  • Motor Carrier Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-631-6480  Phone
678-608-1712  Phone
404-522-2208  Fax
www.nallmiller.com
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honors Society, Order of Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society, Phi Sigma Tau International Honors Society for Philosophy, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, Articles Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property Law, 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005
Admission:
2006, U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 2005, Georgia; 2011, Missouri; 2009, Alabama; 2006, Supreme Court of Georgia; 2006, Court of Appeals of Georgia
Memberships:

State Bar of Georgia
Alabama State Bar
The Missouri Bar
Defense Research Institute
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
American Health Lawyers Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Atlanta Bar Association
American Bar Association


Reported Cases:
Obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon and his practice in a medical malpractice case in Selma, Alabama in 2012. The plaintiff alleged the defendant surgeon severed the medial and lateral branches of the posterior tibial nerve as well as the dorsal medial and lateral cutaneous and plantar medial and lateral cutaneous nerves during surgery. The plaintiff additionally alleged that the defendant surgeon altered his records to create fictitious office visits and that the defendant surgeon wantonly refused to see the plaintiff after surgery. The plaintiff prayed for four million dollars in damages, including two million dollars in punitive damages. Despite these allegations, supported by the plaintiff's subsequent treating doctor, the jury returned a defense verdict for the surgeon and his practice.

Obtained affirmative equitable relief in the form of deconstruction of a cricket pitch and a permanent injunction against the City of Fort Oglethorpe following a jury trial in Ringgold, Georgia in 2012. The jury awarded attorneys' fees in the amount of $80,000.00.

Obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon and his practice in a medical malpractice case in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2010. The plaintiff suffered an extremity amputation following the defendant's surgery to the extremity. Despite allegations, supported by the plaintiff's subsequent treating doctors, that the surgeon caused not only the amputation but also CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) and phantom and chronic pain, the jury returned a defense verdict for the surgeon and his practice.

Obtained a defense verdict for a surgeon and his practice in a medical malpractice case in Charleston, South Carolina in 2009. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant surgeon negligently performed tarsal tunnel release surgery by cutting a nerve and causing CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) in the plaintiff's foot. The plaintiff's subsequent treating surgeon testified in the plaintiff's favor and opined that the defendant cut plaintiff's lateral plantar nerve. Despite these allegations, the jury returned a defense verdict for the surgeon and his practice in under 10 minutes.

Successfully moved to dismiss an accusation filed by the California Board of Optometry against an optometrist in 2011.

Successfully set aside, through judicial review, disciplinary sanctions issued by the Nevada Board of Optometry against an optometrist in 2010.

Successfully moved to dismiss charges filed by the Iowa Board of Podiatry against a podiatrist in 2009.

Successfully defeated a summary judgment motion brought by a real estate lienholder against a mortgage company. Further defended the ruling in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. The case is reported at Deljoo v. SunTrust Mortg., Inc., 295 Ga. App. 187, 671 S.E.2d 234 (2008) and is cited in secondary sources at Fletcher Cyclopedia Law of Private Corporations § 2467, Necessity and use of seal--Deeds, mortgages, leases and contracts respecting real property (2010) HN: 1,2 (S.E.2d); Georgia Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law § 3:1, The nature of collateral (2010) HN: 1 (S.E.2d); Georgia Real Estate Sales Contracts § 12:11, Mortgages and security deeds (2010) HN: 1 (S.E.2d); Georgia Real Estate Title Exam and Closings § 2-35, Security deeds (2010) HN: 1 (S.E.2d); Georgia Admissibility of Evidence in Civil Cases C33, Corporations (2010) HN: 1,2 (S.E.2d); Pindar's Ga. Real Estate Law & Proc. with Forms § 21-16, Execution of security deeds (2010) HN: 1 (S.E.2d); Pindar's Ga. Real Estate Law & Proc. with Forms § 21-18, Recording (2010) HN: 1 (S.E.2d); Ga. Jur. Corporations, etc. § 5:24, Statutory apparent authority; effect of attestation (2010).

Successfully defended a roofing company against claims of negligent construction made by an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub. The case was resolved in 2009 with no payment by the defense and full payment by the nightclub of amounts owed to the roofing company.

Obtained a bench trial verdict in favor of a shipping company for amounts owed in 2008.

ISLN:
918270229

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/28/13 in Products Liability Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 05/28/13 in Civil Litigation

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