The Role of Defense Counsel in Medical Malpractice Cases

While medical malpractice laws serve an important role in ensuring that patients and families have access to the financial resources they need when their care providers make life-altering or life-threatening mistakes, it’s no secret that these laws are abused. Meritless claims are common; and, despite their lack of merit, they still contribute to skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates while putting practitioners’ licenses and livelihoods in jeopardy.

This is why having experienced defense counsel is so vitally important.

At Rendigs, we are committed to fighting for physicians and other care providers who have been wrongfully accused of medical malpractice. We are passionate about what we do—because we know that the outcomes of our clients’ cases often have life-altering implications. Our medical malpractice defense lawyers rely on extensive experience to champion justice on behalf of our clients, and we rely on a variety of legal arguments, tools and strategies to protect our clients as fully as possible.

How We Protect Physicians and Other Care Providers Accused of Medical Malpractice

Regardless of the circumstances involved, successfully defending against a medical malpractice claim is never a simple or straightforward process. Legal and medical knowledge are equally important, and making informed and strategic decisions requires a comprehensive understanding of all relevant facts. With this in mind, here are just some of the ways that we work to defend our clients:

1. Conducting Comprehensive Investigations

Gathering the relevant facts starts with conducting a comprehensive investigation. Our lawyers review all relevant records, interview relevant staff members and use various other means to assess the legitimacy of patients’ and family members’ medical malpractice complaints.

2. Engaging Qualified Experts in the Relevant Specialties

Medical malpractice claims often involve complex issues; and, when this is the case, it is vital to engage a qualified expert who can help to explain the relevant standard of care. We have long-standing relationships with experts in numerous specialties in the states we serve.

3.  Analyzing the Facts and the Law

With all relevant information in hand, our lawyers meticulously analyze the relevant facts and the relevant law. We then use this analysis to start building an informed, comprehensive and cohesive defense strategy.

4. Using the Evidence to Demonstrate Compliance with the Relevant Standard of Care

The relevant standard of care is a key issue in medical malpractice cases. Using the evidence we have gathered and our trusted experts’ reports and testimony, we work to paint a clear picture of why plaintiffs’ claims are unjustified.

5. Fighting Meritless Claims at Trial When Necessary

While we are able to successfully resolve many medical malpractice claims without going to court,  we do not hesitate to litigate at trial when necessary. Our medical malpractice defense team is comprised of skilled litigators who have won defense verdicts in courts across the country.

Speak with a Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer at Rendigs

If you would like to know more about our approach to medical malpractice defense or our experience representing physicians and other care providers, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with a medical malpractice defense lawyer at Rendigs, please call 513-381-9200 or request an appointment online today.