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Health Care Liability

Recognition

Marshall Dennehey's health care attorneys have a reputation for excellence in defending health care liability matters. In September 2018, the firm's New Jersey Health Care Department was named a finalist in The American Lawyer's 2018 New Jersey Regional Litigation Department of the Year competition. In September 2016, our Professional Liability Department was recognized as the Pennsylvania "Litigation Department of the Year" for both medical and non-medical professional liability by The Legal Intelligencer. The practice group was selected for its focused approach and responsiveness to clients. Read "Ready to Roll: Marshall Dennehey Puts Clients' Needs First."

This award follows the Health Care Department's 2012 recognition by The Legal Intelligencer as the "Medical Malpractice Litigation Department of the Year." Such accolades serve as a testament to our attorneys' dedication and commitment to providing excellence in defense representation to all manner of professionals, hospitals and other entities in the health care environment.

Overview

The attorneys in the Health Care Liability Practice Group defend medical professionals and providers in all areas of health care liability, ranging from medical malpractice and credentialing and licensing issues to investigations involving governmental agencies. We represent health care providers throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and New York, including:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists
  • Dentists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Midwives
  • Psychologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors


In addition, we count many health care institutions among our clients, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Surgical centers
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Health clinics


The health care industry is constantly evolving and we recognize the need to remain abreast of these changes in order to best serve our clients. The attorneys in the Health Care Liability Practice Group are well versed in the unique intricacies and regulations affecting health care providers. In fact, several attorneys in the group are former health care professionals with clinical experience in the fields of nursing, podiatry, pharmacology and physical therapy.

Clients benefit from a unique blend of experienced and dedicated litigators, geographical coverage and cost-effectiveness in the field of health care liability. We work together early on in litigation to determine exactly what they wish to accomplish, and counsel them as cases unfold. Timely, substantive and prompt communications are paramount in our approach to working closely with clients in defending their interests.

We take great pride in the depth of litigation experience our firm offers and will not hesitate to try cases to verdict and challenge issues at the appellate level.

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Jun 6, 2011
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client, an eye surgeon. Plaintiff, a mono-ocular 78 year old man claimed that the ophthalmologist negligently performed cataract surgery and negligently failed to warn him of the potential...
May 31, 2011
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client, a general surgeon. Plaintiff had claimed that the surgeon, along with anesthesia defendants, had negligently failed to place a nasogastric tube in the patient before a procedure for a...
May 31, 2011
Attorney obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice action pending in the state Supreme Court. The plaintiff commenced this action against our client (the medical facility where her hand surgery took place) and the physician who performed...
May 9, 2011
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict after a two week trial. Plaintiff alleged claims of medical negligence as well as lack of informed consent. Plaintiff settled with the radiologists during trial. The issue as to the surgeon, our client, went...
Jan 24, 2011
Attorney obtained a defense verdict in a case involving a 70 year old woman who presented to the emergency department of a Hospital which clinical signs and symptoms of C-Difficile Colitis.  Her estate alleged that our clients failed to properly...
Jan 24, 2011
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict in a binding high/low ADR in which we represented an emergency room physician who treated the plaintiff for approximately 10 hours in the ER for complaints of diarrhea, vomiting and fever before having the...
Dec 6, 2010
Attorneys received a defense verdict in a case in which they defended a gynecologist in a case involving a tubal ligation procedure. Plaintiff had claimed that the doctor was negligent in causing a bowel perforation. The jury disagreed, finding no...
Dec 6, 2010
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict following a 3 week trial involving the death of a 71 year old woman who, following a routine cardiac catheterization, suffered a retroperitoneal bleed which, 2 days later, resulted in a cardiac arrest due to...
Dec 6, 2010
Attorneys obtained a defense verdict after a 6 day trial. Plaintiff was claiming she suffered from fibromyalgia and was disabled and unable to work following a jaw fracture she sustained after extraction of an impacted third molar.
Nov 11, 2010
Attorney obtained a defense verdict for a Pulmonary/Critical Care group after an 11 day trial. The jury deliberated seven hours before returning a verdict against the co-defendant hospital, while finding no negligence on the part of the three...

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Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was faced with the issue of whether the plaintiff satisfied the discovery rule as to toll the running of the statute of limitations in her medical malpractice action. The plaintiff had been bitten by a tick and began..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The plaintiff visited the emergency department after experiencing several days of abdominal pain. The defendant performed a laparoscopic diagnostic procedure in anticipation of removing the plaintiff’s appendix, although diagnostic tests did..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2019
Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2019 Click to read article:  An Analysis of Commonly Used Statistics to Aid in the Development of Frye and Daubert Challenges     *Dave is a shareholder in our King of Prussia,..., Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2019. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
The plaintiff, Estate of Terri Seels-Davila, claimed the defendants, Hahnemann University Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine, negligently managed the decedent’s labor and delivery, resulting in her death. The plaintiff, a..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article December 10, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018 By Charles T. Gura, Esq.* Key Points: Through “Lavern’s Law,” New York has extended its medical malpractice statute of limitations in failure to diagnose cancer cases by..., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Law Alerts October 1, 2018
The plaintiff appealed the Appellate Division’s decision which reversed the trial court’s order that the plaintiff was entitled to redacted hospital documents later found to be reports that were the product of “self critical..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2018
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted review in this matter to determine whether or not the Pennsylvania Superior Court committed an error of law when it reversed and remanded the matter for a new trial, directing the trial court to exclude..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Defense Digest Article September 4, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018 By Nicholas A. Rimassa, Esq.* Key Points: New Jersey Appellate Devision explores distinctions between medical malpractice cases based upon deviation from applicalbe standard of care and...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to...

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Chair

T. Kevin FitzPatrick
Director, Health Care Department
(610) 354-8252
tkfitzpatrick@mdwcg.com

Co-Chair

William L. Banton Jr.
Shareholder
(215) 575-2806
wlbanton@mdwcg.com

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