Hospital/Healthcare Professional & General Liability
GMR is well recognized for our extensive work defending hospitals, physicians, and medical staff. Our hospital defense team of trial attorneys has expertise in both the medical and insurance industries which contributes greatly to our success in handling general liability, slip, trip and falls, medical malpractice and other professional liability claims for healthcare systems.
Our Medical Malpractice Litigation Practice Group is led by experienced litigators who counsel and defend health care enterprises and professionals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in malpractice allegations involving sophisticated fact patterns and catastrophic injuries
Our experience includes representing an array of health care enterprises and professionals in a broad range of complex litigation cases:
Academic/teaching medical centers, for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, multi-hospital systems, nurses and nurse practitioners – Negligent care/treatment litigation, prisoner healthcare negligence litigation, state licensing revocation hearings, HIPAA violation litigation.
Psychiatrists and Mental Health Facilities – Negligence claims following voluntary and involuntary commitments, with allegations of medical errors, elopement, emotional/physical/sexual assaults, and other improper medical treatment in psychiatric facilities.
Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centers – Negligent care/treatment litigation, wound care and pressure wound cases, post-mortem body care, and disposal issues.
Clients benefit from a unique blend of experienced and dedicated litigators, geographical coverage, and cost-effectiveness in the field of health care liability. We focus on having clients dismissed from cases at the earliest possible stage and securing favorable settlements in arbitration and mediation, when possible, or aggressively defending clients at trial and in appeals, when necessary. While we never hesitate to try the cases that must be staunchly defended, we will recommend an early resolution of claims when it is in our client’s best interest to do so.
We also provide counseling in risk management, offering personalized educational discussions to eliminate and minimize legal exposure related to behavioral health staff interaction with residents and adherence to state and federal regulations.
Our hospital clients also rely on our expertise to defend them in general liability and premises liability areas. We have extensively litigated hundreds of cases in the areas of security guard and third-party assaults, cafeteria incidents, slip and falls, ADA violations, parking lot incidents, automatic and revolving door incidents, and Mental Health Procedure Act cases.
Many Philadelphia-area health systems have come to trust us with their professional and general liability litigation matters. Our success record in hospital cases is unparalleled. A long history of advising and successfully representing regional hospitals and other healthcare providers has earned us accolades for our proven track record of exceptional legal representation through attentive client service and a hands-on approach from arbitration level claims to complex jury trials.
We also work closely with our clients at an advisory level on solid risk management training and techniques to ensure implementation throughout the organization from the highest corporate officials all the way to front-line employees.