Medical Malpractice Defense

When medical procedures don’t go as planned, medical professionals and health care facilities can become the target of aggressive litigation, often with high financial and career stakes. Avoiding liability and professional discipline in these scenarios requires a strategic and forward-thinking approach, and medical professionals must be able to rely on their defense counsel to protect them.

Strategic and Proactive Medical Malpractice Defense

At Rendigs, our medical malpractice defense attorneys have experience representing all types of medical professionals and health care facilities, including physicians, chiropractors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and allied health professionals. We have a proven track record of favorably resolving malpractice insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of professionals and facilities in Ohio, Kentucky and Colorado.

We represent medical professionals and health care facilities in mediation and arbitration proceedings, medical review panel proceedings, and jury and bench trials in state and federal court—litigating when necessary and working to secure favorable out-of-court resolutions whenever possible. While many cases can be most effectively and economically resolved out of court, when it best serves our client’s interests, our attorneys will not hesitate to litigate medical malpractice claims to verdict.

Our medical malpractice defense practice encompasses all types of claims against medical professionals and health care facilities. For example, we regularly defend clients against allegations including:

  • Anesthesia errors (including overdose, underdose and failure to consider contraindications)
  • Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Labor and delivery errors (OB-GYN malpractice)
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Pediatric malpractice
  • Radiology malpractice
  • Surgical errors
  • Treatment errors
  • Triage errors, recordkeeping mistakes and other forms of administrative negligence

Medical malpractice claims typically involve complex medical issues and procedures in addition to complex legal issues and procedures. As a result, successfully defending against these claims requires both medical and legal knowledge. In addition to relying on our attorneys’ personal knowledge, we also employ legal nurse consultants, and we retain top medical specialists from prestigious medical centers and universities to consult and testify on behalf of our clients as necessary. These specialists include orthopedists, neurologists, cardiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, surgeons, and nurse practitioners, among many others.

Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Matters

In addition to defending medical professionals and health care facilities against medical malpractice claims, we also represent these clients in medical malpractice insurance coverage matters. From coverage denials to subrogation disputes, medical malpractice claims can give rise to a broad range of complex insurance-related issues. Our attorneys have significant experience resolving these issues as well; and, in addition to representing professionals and facilities in disputes with their insurers, in many cases we also work with our clients’ medical malpractice insurance companies to achieve favorable, efficient and cost-effective resolutions.  

Talk to a Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney at Rendigs

To learn more about our medical malpractice defense practice, please contact us to arrange a confidential consultation with an attorney at Rendigs. Call 513-381-9200 or contact us online today.