At Maynard Nexsen, we recognize the unique complexities and sensitivities surrounding medical malpractice lawsuits. Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of the medical field, enabling us to provide comprehensive legal representation tailored to the specific circumstances of each action. From misdiagnoses to surgical errors, we have successfully defended healthcare providers in a variety of medical malpractice actions.
Our team comprises highly skilled and experienced medical malpractice defense attorneys. We are well-versed in the intricate laws, regulations, and standards of care that govern medical practice claims. By staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in medical science and legal precedents, we ensure that our clients receive the most effective and informed representation possible. Healthcare providers trust us to be their unwavering advocates, working tirelessly to protect their professional reputations and interests.
No two medical malpractice cases are the same. That is why we believe in crafting defense strategies meticulously tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of each lawsuit. Our attorneys work closely with each healthcare provider client, conducting thorough analyses of the medical conditions, diagnoses, and procedures in question. This detailed approach enables us to better address the applicable standard of care and determine the cause(s) of any adverse outcomes. With our focused defense strategies, we aim to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
We understand the emotional and reputational toll that medical malpractice allegations can have on physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare providers. At Maynard Nexsen, we prioritize maintaining confidentiality and protecting professional reputations throughout the legal process. Our approach takes into account the impact these actions have on a healthcare provider’s ongoing medical practice. By minimizing the potential disruption to an active medical practice, we help healthcare providers focus on providing exceptional medical and care treatment to their patients.
Our dedication to providing comprehensive representation extends beyond the courtroom. We represent healthcare providers in state and federal courts, before state medical boards, and other regulatory agencies. Our attorneys are adept at managing all aspects of the legal process, from investigation and negotiation to trial and appeals. Healthcare providers regularly rely on us to guide them through each step, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.
Maynard Nexsen represents hospitals, physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits, including:
→ Successfully resolved action brought against regional hospital relating to claimed failure to recognize and timely address signs of fetal distress during labor and delivery;
→ Secured defense verdict on behalf of regional hospital system in an action alleging paraplegia as a result of poor nursing care following spondylolisthesis surgery;
→ Favorably resolved claims of malpractice filed against an emergency room physician for damages resulting from alleged failure to commit a psychiatric patient who subsequently engaged in significant self-harm;
→ Obtained defense verdict for emergency room physician in an action asserting that the physician failed to effectively manage and deliver appropriate treatment to resolve a child’s status epilepticus;
→ Successfully resolved malpractice claims asserted against an emergency room physician for alleged failure to diagnose a gastrointestinal condition that resulted in death;
→ Won summary judgment on behalf of regional hospital system on ostensible agency claim arising out of the alleged malpractice of an emergency room physician;
→ Secured summary judgment on behalf of regional hospital system on claims for alleged negligent credentialing of an impaired surgeon by patient who suffered permanent injuries during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy;
→ Successfully resolved malpractice claims asserted against physician for alleged failure to recognize, treat and manage a stroke, with the patient suffering substantial physical impairment;
→ Secured summary judgment on behalf of physician for alleged malpractice involving Coumadin dosage where patient developed blood clot;
→ As a result of defending more than 30 malpractice actions brought against physicians and nurses alleging wrongful death, our defense team
is equipped to analyze autopsy reports and depose pathologists on cause(s) of death;
→ With emergency departments increasingly providing frontline care and treatment of mental illnesses, our team has successfully defended malpractice claims asserted against emergency room physicians relating to the choice of medication for patients with chronic mental illnesses;
→ Successfully resolved malpractice claims asserted against physician for alleged failure to recognize signs and symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome exhibited by patient after physician prescribed seizure medication;
→ In connection with emergency departments providing care and treatment to patients with opioid addiction, our team has successfully defended malpractice actions asserted against emergency room physicians relating to a patient’s death during opioid detoxification;
→ Successfully resolved malpractice claims asserted against physician related to claimed failure to recognize and address signs and symptoms of late-stage cardiomyopathy, causing patient’s death;
→ Favorably resolved malpractice claims asserted against physician following a patient's attempted suicide and resulting quadriplegia as a result of claimed inappropriate prescription of an antidepressant;
→ Obtained defense jury verdict in a dangerous venue for a hospital and nurse in action asserting medical malpractice claims;
→ Served as co-counsel in action where directed verdict was obtained at trial in favor of hospital in malpractice case involving internal medicine issues; and
→ Extensive experience defending and resolving medical malpractice actions filed by, or on behalf of, patients (or their estates) alleging abuse and/or neglect against long-term care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health agencies. Examples of alleged injuries include serious falls, decubitus ulcers, and other serious skin conditions, as well as wandering/elopement leading to death.