Ms. Hague is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, realtors, physicians, psychologists, dentists and nurses, as well as various health care facilities such as hospitals and large academic medical centers. She also regularly defends a variety of personal injury cases, including cases involving catastrophic injuries and death.
Ms. Hague has taken hundreds of depositions and has traveled nationwide deposing and defending various experts in complex medical malpractice and other personal injury cases, forming relationships with many of the nation’s top medical doctors and other experts. She has tried multiple cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.
Ms. Hague has also successfully represented healthcare providers before various state licensing boards within the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Medical Malpractice Review Panels and the Workers’ Compensation Commission, which adjudicates claims for compensation from the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Ms. Hague has also handled appeals to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court, including oral arguments before the Virginia Supreme Court.
Keeping clients’ business and personal interests in mind, Ms. Hague has negotiated favorable settlements for many clients, avoiding the time and expense of litigation. She has participated in dozens of mediations and other settlement conferences.
During her career, Ms. Hague has lectured to various groups, including physicians, nurses, risk managers, hospital administrators and attorneys on a variety of topics, including litigation trends, expert witnesses, charting, record keeping, full disclosure, discovery and periodic changes in laws affecting health care providers throughout Virginia.
Ms. Hague previously volunteered as an attorney-coach with the Model Judiciary Program which provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about Virginia’s judicial system by playing the roles of attorneys, jurors and witnesses in a mock trial and appeal. She continues her community service today as a volunteer and Christmas Committee member with the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Program, Inc.