Lydia Habliston Toso

Lydia Habliston Toso: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Lydia Toso, Partner in the New Orleans office, practices primarily in the areas of healthcare law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, judicial commitments, and insurance defense. Lydia has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

Julien Poydras Society (Poydras Home)

Legal Chairman and First Vice President - Orleans Club

Louisiana Society of Mayflower Descendants - Former Governor and National Delegate

Jamestowne Society - Past Governor and Treasurer

Huguenot Society of New Orleans, Vice President and Genealogist

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana, Registrar

Honorary Member of the Orleans Club

Honors and Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named Top Lawyers of New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine for Medical Malpractice, 2014, 2016

Publications

•“LaCoste v. Pendleton Methodist Hospital, LLC and the Futility of the Coleman Factors ” October 2007

Presentations

Medical Negligence for Nurses , Presentation for West Jefferson Medical Center, April 11, 2019 and April 18, 2019
Strategies for avoiding medication errors, decubitus ulcers, and falls. , Presentation for Resthaven Nursing Home, October 14, 2015
Mental Health and EMTALA , Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's annual Mental Health Law Update conference, May 9, 2013
“The First Amendment and the Maryland Toleration Act”, October 3, 2012
“Fraud and Abuse Compliance in Mental Health Settings”, March 1, 2012
“Medical Malpractice Guide to Misdiagnosis Cases.”, December 8, 2011
Risk Management, Duty to Warn, and Other presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's Mental Health Law Update Conference., March 15, 2011
Louisiana Legislative Update, Louisiana Hospital Association's, seminar, September 15, 2009
Risk Management, Duty to Warn, and More. , Louisiana Hospital Association, 2009 Mental Health Law Update, March 26, 2009
Risk Management and Compliance Issues , Presentation to the Louisiana Hospital Association, Compliance Program, January 13, 2009

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Healthcare
  • Casualty Litigation
  • Long-term Care and Senior Living

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
504.584.5461  Phone
504.584.5452  Fax
www.bswllp.com/lydia-habliston-toso
University Attended:
Hollins College, B.A., 1971; Virginia Tech, M.A., 1974; Notarial Commission appointed May 1, 1986 for the State of LA.
Law School Attended:
Tulane University, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1991, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana; 2000, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1981, Louisiana
Memberships:

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee, 1995 - 1996; Mentoring Committee, 2001 - 2002.

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys

General Counsel - Childrens' Carnival Club

Birth Information:
Baltimore, Maryland, December 28, 1949
ISLN:
903102269

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (16 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/17/15 in Personal Injury

    consistently exhibits the highest traits of professionalism, competence and ethical standards. she has been a worthy opponent on cases that I have handled and while always a strong advocate for her clients, she has been a pleasure to work with and t... Read more

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    consistently exhibits the highest traits of professionalism, competence and ethical standards. she has been a worthy opponent on cases that I have handled and while always a strong advocate for her clients, she has been a pleasure to work with and to litigate against. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/17/15 in Medical Law

    Lydia's medical knowledge is on par with physicians. It gives her a leg up because she understands the science.and art of medicine.. Lydia is thorough, persistent, and aggressive. Yet she is also compassionate. She is a tough, aggressive opponent but... Read more

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    Lydia's medical knowledge is on par with physicians. It gives her a leg up because she understands the science.and art of medicine.. Lydia is thorough, persistent, and aggressive. Yet she is also compassionate. She is a tough, aggressive opponent but always fair and compassionate. She makes everyone around her a better lawyer. Lydia has the highest ethics because she is honest and keeps her word. She is a shining star in our profession. Read less

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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