Medical Professional Liability

Strategic defense in malpractice and products liability cases

Medical professionals in all areas of practice may be subject to civil lawsuits that can damage them professionally and personally. The attorneys at Litchfield Cavo LLP are formidable advocates with extensive experience defending medical professionals from claims of negligence, malpractice and misconduct, including license and credential issues.

We place special emphasis on medical device litigation and have represented a number of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies against claims of medical malpractice and products liability.

We know medical malpractice law

The level of medical knowledge we have gained over the decades distinguishes us in the field of law. To be effective medical malpractice defense attorneys, it is vital that we understand the medical details and case law involved. Clients benefit from the broad view we bring to their cases.

Our credentials include defending catastrophic injury claims and those involving complex questions of law and scientific evidence, including mass tort litigation. We can defend the following individuals and entities:

  • Dentists
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Nurses
  • Nursing homes
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons

And we can defend against any of the following:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Delays or failures to diagnose
  • Delays or failures to treat
  • Deviations from the standard of care
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Negligence/abuse
  • Prescription errors
  • Product defects
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrongful death

Our record of medical liability defense

Examples of the firm’s healthcare and medical liability representation include the following:

  • Defending a major pharmaceutical company in the thimerosal vaccine litigation.
  • Defending a major pharmaceutical company in cases involving antidepressant products.
  • Defending nurses at a mental health facility in a case alleging wrongful death of patients.
  • Defending a psychotherapist in a case alleging that the suicide of a patient constituted wrongful death.
  • Defending a pharmacy in a claim involving patient drug overdose.
  • Defending physicians and nurses of a home-care nursing agency against a claim of negligent post-operative care.
  • Defending nurses and physicians in licensing disputes before public health departments.
  • Defending a hospital against Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act anti-dumping violations.