Medical Malpractice Defense

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Vandeventer Black attorneys have more than sixty years of combined experience in state and federal courts defending physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, physical therapists, hospitals, nursing homes, long term care facilities and all other varieties of health care providers and entities against medical malpractice claims in personal injury and wrongful death suits filed by on or behalf of patients and personal representatives of decedent’s estates.  We frequently represent clients in mediation and other settlement conferences, offering cost effective and often early resolution of complex medical cases for our clients and their insurers.  Of course, we never hesitate to try cases that need to be tried and our attorneys have extensive trial experience defending health care providers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In addition to our litigation experience, our attorneys represent and defend health care providers in proceedings before state professional licensing and disciplinary boards.  We also represent health care providers in a variety of labor and employment cases and general personal injury cases.

Our attorneys are involved in multiple professional organizations focused on the defense of health care professionals, including organizations focused on insurance underwriting, risk management, and long term care.   Our attorneys have lectured to a variety of professionals, including risk managers, claims managers, and attorneys, on various practice-related topics such as documentation, full disclosure, mediation and litigation trends in Virginia.  Our involvement with these organizations and industry professionals helps us stay abreast of the important trends and issues health care providers and facilities face on a day to day-to-day basis.

The clients and insurers we represent include a variety of general and specialty insurers and self-insured entities, including individual health care providers and allied health professionals, practice groups, hospitals, rehabilitation, assisted living and long-term care facilities, ambulance companies and other transportation providers.