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Medical Malpractice

Ward Greenberg’s Medical Malpractice group successfully defends patient negligence claims and represents physicians and nurses in disciplinary proceedings before state regulatory agencies. Our attorneys immerse themselves in the medicine and obtain early expert reviews. Our team includes seasoned legal nurse consultants, who collaborate with our attorneys to obtain and interpret medical records, review pertinent literature, and identify experts. We believe it is important to develop a personal rapport with physicians and empathy for the ordeal they are facing. We also understand the need to protect our clients’ professional reputations, and we work closely with them to develop the best strategy for their case.

Ward Greenberg’s clients include a major teaching institution, its hospital system, its managed care organization, and its faculty physicians; and an integrated healthcare system with affiliated entities specializing in geriatric care. In addition, we act as monitoring counsel for an insurance carrier that provides excess insurance to a major hospital system and managed care organization.

Representative Experience

  • Defense verdict in claim of improper screening for surgery of patient who died of cardiomyopathy the evening after surgery.
  • Defense verdict in case of esophageal tear during intubation for surgery.
  • Defense verdict where plaintiff alleged missed testicular torsion causing infertility.
  • Defense verdict in case alleging loss of kidney due to allegedly improper surgical technique on abdominal aortic aneurism repair.
  • Case withdrawn during trial after plaintiff’s expert admitted during cross-examination that his criticism of surgical technique of vascular surgeon conducting sympathectomy was unfounded.
  • Defense verdict in case involving claim of failure to properly treat patient for sickle cell disease, resulting in stroke.
  • Defense verdict in case alleging misdiagnosis of brain tumor.
  • Defense verdict in wrongful death case alleging failure to diagnose esophageal cancer timely.
  • Defense verdict in wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice and failure to obtain informed consent related to organ transplant surgery.
  • Defense verdict in case alleging nerve injury following hip replacement surgery.  
  • Defense verdict in case involving claims related to development of sacral decubitus ulcer during patient’s hospitalization.