Medical Malpractice Defense

We successfully represent hospitals, physician practice groups, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, nurses and other healthcare industry specialists in a wide variety of medical malpractice actions. Our experience spans across nearly every area of medical expertise, including anesthesia, ophthalmology, transplant medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery and various surgical specialties. We routinely defend our clients in cases involving:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • Birth trauma
  • Drug induced injuries
  • Emergency treatment
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to properly manage or treat conditions
  • Medication errors
  • Obstetrics and pediatric claims
  • Surgical complications
  • Treatment errors or omissions
  • Wrongful death

Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have achieved defense verdicts across the country in both state and federal courts. Our current relationship with several major healthcare providers demonstrates the responsibility and trust placed in our firm's medical malpractice attorneys. This representation requires that our attorneys appear in difficult jurisdictions - including the Circuit Courts for the City of St. Louis, Missouri, and Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois - on nearly a daily basis. Our firm’s proven record in these forums demonstrates our willingness and ability to defend the most difficult cases in the toughest jurisdictions in the country.

Our representation extends beyond litigation, and we actively work with clients and risk managers to identify, avoid and resolve risk. We also proactively investigate claims before a suit is filed and endeavor to resolve matters using arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution methods whenever possible. In addition to our courtroom experience, we represent professionals before various licensing boards.
numerous drugs, including campazine, tetracycline, allopurinol, and various vaccines.   We have an understanding of how the FDA approval process and standards within the medical profession affect the defense of such cases.

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Husch Blackwell is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting talented attorneys and staff. We believe diversity encompasses a variety of characteristics, including race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and family and marital status.

Our environment is essential to both the quality of our client service and the personal satisfaction of our lawyers and staff.

Our efforts have been recognized both nationally and locally in promoting diversity. We received a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by MultiCultural Law Magazine.

Minority and female partners hold senior leadership positions in management, which fully supports the wide variety of initiatives coordinated by our firm’s Diversity Committee.

We are actively involved in promoting diversity within the legal profession. Our firm endorsed the diversity commitment and action plans of our local bar associations.

Diversity and inclusiveness make us a stronger firm and better able to understand our clients’ needs. We are committed to pursue, promote and enhance diversity at Husch Blackwell.

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