Malpractice &
Professional Liability

Malpractice &
Professional Liability

When physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health and mental health care professionals need first-class legal representation, they turn to Zausmer and our decades of experience in Malpractice and Professional Liability law.

Our attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants in health care litigation. Whether representing a physician engaged in litigation or seeking compensation for a serious injury caused by medical negligence, our experienced lawyers have obtained numerous favorable verdicts, settlements, and judgments. We possess the specialized medical and scientific knowledge needed to successfully pursue these cases, as well as strong relationships with top experts throughout the country who consult on these cases and testify on behalf of our clients. Additionally, we help health care professionals protect their licenses and business interests as they navigate highly regulated health care fields.

In court, before an administrative law judge, or in front of a medical review board, our attorneys routinely provide:

  • Malpractice and professional liability defense
  • Malpractice and professional liability prosecution
  • Representation of health care professionals before various licensing boards, agencies, and entities

We take great pride in the outcomes we achieve for our clients, which have included:

Estate of Oberdorf, deceased v The Guidance Center

A psychiatrist and licensed Master Social Worker were wrongfully accused of mismanaging Mr. Oberdorf’s medications, neglecting his need for ongoing therapy, and ultimately failing to prevent his suicide. We obtained summary dismissal of the case prior to trial, exonerating the two health care professionals while sparing them from a lengthy and stressful trial.

Anonymous v Anonymous Local Surgeon and Hospital (pre-suit settlement)

When a teacher underwent a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, the physician mistakenly used a surgical stapler fitted with the wrong size anvil. When the stapler was fired to create the necessary gastric anastomosis, the device became stuck, similar to the way an everyday desk stapler malfunctions when too many sheets of paper are used. The short laparoscopic procedure was converted to a multi-hour open procedure, causing extensive damage to internal tissues, extensive scarring, an infection, and a bypass that was less successful than intended. Our attorneys obtained a substantial pre-suit settlement, avoiding the costs and strain of protracted litigation.

State Medical Review Board v Jane Doe, M.D.

When a physician was accused of serious HIPAA violations, we counseled her regarding license review procedures, prepared a comprehensive and well-documented response to the allegations, and helped her successfully avoid disciplinary action or any adverse consequences to her medical license.