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Healthcare

Medical Malpractice

RMKB's medical malpractice lawyers represent many of the largest public, private and teaching hospitals in the state, as well as health care providers of all kinds including physicians, nurses, podiatrists, dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists and pharmacists. Our partners are frequent lecturers on health care law, and our associates participate in an ongoing training programs that includes many issues relevant to medical malpractice litigation.

Our defense work includes a large number of cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia, or death. We have also handled many AIDS-related cases, including the defense of a hospital accused of negligence by an employee who became infected by a needle-stick. In the latter case, we won a landmark decision holding that privilege in peer-review committees is applicable to hospital employees as well as to patients.

We have defended health care professionals against homicide charges, in matters involving staff privileges, and in BMQA investigations. And we are as experienced in hospital and regulatory arbitration hearings as in the courtroom.

The field of health care has undergone tremendous change in the past few years with the advent of managed care. We currently represent some of the largest HMO's in the country and partners in this group are well versed in analyzing the potential liability created by the new managed care entities.