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Litchfield Cavo LLP is a member of the Medical Professional Liability Association (MPLA), and are formidable client advocates with extensive experience defending medical professionals against claims of negligence, malpractice and misconduct, and issues pertaining to licensing and credentialing. Our attorneys place specific emphasis on medical device litigation and defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing company clients against claims of medical malpractice and products liability.

We Know Medical Malpractice Law

Medical professionals in all areas of practice may be subject to civil lawsuits that can damage them both professionally and personally. Litchfield Cavo clients benefit from the broad observations our attorneys bring to their cases that complements their vast knowledge of medical professional liability law. Our med-mal attorneys recognize and understand minute, yet vital medical details when preparing a defense approach and apply the most pertinent case law when building a solid defense strategy for the claims against our clients.

Our Medical Liability Defense Record

Our  attorneys’ credentials include defending catastrophic injury claims and mass tort litigation, as well as those involving complex questions of law and scientific evidence.  Our medical defense liability attorneys represent the following:

Medical field professionals

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

Medical claims

  • 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


Healthcare and medical liability matters

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