•Defended physician and corporate employer in Mother’s Day bus crash (1999) involvingforty-six (46) passengers, twenty-three (23) deaths, and serious injuries to the survivors.The allegation was that the physician should not have certified the driver in light of healthissues.
•Defended blood provider in multiple claims involving patients who were exposed to Hepatitis C following blood transfusions.
•Defended local hospital and its corporate owner in claims involving neurosurgical patients who were potentially exposed to Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease (Mad Cow Disease). The claim involved stereotactic instruments which were not properly sterilized following brain surgery.
•Defended local hospital and its corporate owner in class action involving 34 hospital deaths in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
•Defended national hospital corporation in class action involving invasion of privacy to more than 5,000 patients whose psychiatric records were left in a parking lot when facility was closed.
•Defended local hospital and its corporate owner, a national hospital chain, in claims involving potential exposure to blood borne pathogens following alleged improper disinfection of endoscopy equipment.
Sperling routinely delivers educational seminars, discussing with healthcare professionals and staff various aspects of healthcare law and particular topics of interest. He also remains veryactive in the community, serving on numerous membership boards and committees. Sperling currently serves on the Board of Governors for Isidore Newman School; Board of Directors for New Orleans Jewish Community Center; South Central Regional Board of Directors, Civil Rights Committee, and Executive Committee for the Anti-Defamation League; Board of Directors for Southern Eye Bank; and Board of Directors for Heart Gift New Orleans. Sperling has also been designated The Best Lawyers in America award for 2019.
AWARDS & HONORS
fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America-Medical Malpractice Law
The Best Lawyers in America - '2013 Lawyer of the Year' - Medical Malpractice/Defendants
Louisiana Super Lawyer
Leadership in Law Award-Top 50 Lawyers in New Orleans, 2007 & 2013
Nursing Home Litigation in Louisiana: Defense Perspective Legal Aspects of Documenting in Medical Records Ethical Issues, Legal Liability in Your Practice
Twenty Views Examining Louisiana Malpractice Law
Medical Malpractice Handbook (Contributor) New Orleans Bar Association
The Ten Never Evers of a Malpractice Case, Peter E. Sperling, J.D. and Neil Baum, M.D.
Jewish Community Center
- Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
- Executive Committee, 2006 - Present
- Secretary, 2010
- Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
- Vice President, 2009
- President, 2010
- Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
Ochsner Clinic Board of Pediatric Councilors, 2008-Present
Jewish Family Services
- Board of Directors, 2008-Present
HeartGift New Orleans
- Board of Directors, 2010
- Vice Chairman
Professional Association & Memberships
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
New Orleans Medical Jurisprudence Committee
International Association of Defense Counsel
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