Risk Management for Healthcare Providers
WHAT WE DO
The Medical Malpractice team at CSH recognizes that busy healthcare professionals do not always have a 9 to 5 job, and neither do we. Our experienced attorneys provide legal assistance to healthcare providers 24/7.
We have extensive trial and litigation results across the entire state. Our team helps physicians, hospitals, dentists, nurses, mental health professionals, chiropractors, pharmacists, and other healthcare specialists in a variety of pre-litigation and litigation matters.
We vigorously defend allegations asserted against our clients. We work with experts and our clients to prepare the right trial strategy for the facts and the case. We also recognize when a matter should be resolved early on either through aggressive dispositive motion practice or through negotiations and appropriately counsel our clients on options, risks, and potential outcomes. Results matter.
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PROFESSIONAL LICENSING BOARDS
It is stressful and emotional when a patient files a claim against a healthcare provider with the provider’s professional licensing board. All licensing boards investigate allegations and many require a formal response from the healthcare provider. In some instances, a full hearing may be scheduled where the healthcare provider is given the opportunity to put on a defense. Some patients assert claims in conjunction with a lawsuit. The majority of claims are brought without a lawsuit. All claims should be seriously defended due to the possibility of adverse consequences for the healthcare professional.
Our attorneys have successfully defended over 100 of these claims before the North Carolina Medical Board, Dental Board, Nursing Board, Pharmacy Board as well as various mental health provider licensing Boards. No healthcare providers should feel alone during this time. Our attorneys are here to help.
PRE-LITIGATION ADVICE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Given the extensive trial and litigation experience of our team of seasoned attorneys, we are well-versed in the common pitfalls and areas of potential liability exposure many healthcare professionals are too busy to recognize. We review current protocols, provide staff education and offer risk management training to our clients in a joint effort to improve existing practices and help avoid a claim or a lawsuit.
NON-MEDICAL MATTERS AFFECTING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Whether your hospital is faced with a simple slip and fall case or a workplace violence incident of the highest magnitude, you can be assured that the attorneys at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP have seen something similar in our practice, and we know how to effectively defend these claims with the intelligent use of discovery and expert witnesses where required.
Whenever an event occurs on your premises, you are facing potential liability for injuries or wrongful death. We are familiar with all the various types of claims you may face and the way attorneys pursue them, including claims for inadequate security and potential liability for the criminal acts of third parties or former employees, an area in which our attorneys have extensive trial experience and valuable relationships with nationally prominent expert witnesses in the field.
Most Recent Posts
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Andrew C. Avram has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice in civil litigation, specifically the Medical Malpractice and Insurance Law & Coverage practice groups.… Read More
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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Barrett Johnson has joined its Raleigh office as an associate attorney.… Read More
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John D. Martin, Managing Partner of the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Medical Malpractice Law—Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” for Wilmington. (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)… Read More
Twenty-eight attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.… Read More
John Ong was able to obtain a directed verdict following the close of the plaintiff’s evidence based on the lack of specific testimony regarding the probability that the incident was the cause of the injury.… Read More
John Martin and Colleen Shea obtained summary judgment of a regional hospital in a case involving two separate visits to the Emergency Department at the hospital and patient admission to the hospital prior to her transfer to a tertiary care facility. … Read More
PK Shere and Ginger Hunsucker recently spoke to a class of medical students at the UNC-Chapel Hill regarding legal issues affecting physicians.… Read More
Ginger Hunsucker, Vice Chair of the Medical Malpractice Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will address a Dental Risk Seminar.… Read More
CSH Law announced that 20 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers and North Carolina Rising Stars lists.… Read More
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2015 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranked CSH Law as a Metropolitan Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 law firm in multiple practice areas.
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Female attorneys, Regan Toups and Colleen Shea, of the CSH Wilmington office were featured in the Women in Business section of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. … Read More
Katherine Hilkey-Boyatt, of CSH Law, lectures Durham Tech nursing students on best practices, and minimizing risk of legal exposure following incidents.… Read More
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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) is proud to sponsor the Spring Meeting of the North Carolina American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (NCASHR).… Read More
Ten attorneys from CSH Law provided vital legal advice and resources in the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day.… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) announced that attorney’s Trey Blincoe, Kara Gansmann and Elizabeth King have joined the firm’s Wilmington office.… Read More
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CSH Law attorneys in its Raleigh and Wilmington offices were recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program.… Read More
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Patrick concentrates his practice in medical malpractice, professional liability, catastrophic torts and criminal defense.… Read More
Ryan Bolick obtained dismissal of a complaint against client chiropractor before the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Complainant alleged client chiropractor had injured her. … Read More
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CSH Law, names three new partners with diverse litigation experience: Ginger Hunsucker, Todd King, and Jennifer Welch.… Read More
CSH Law, one of the largest civil defense firms in North Carolina, announced today that 17 of its attorneys selected The Best Lawyers in America.… Read More
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