Medical Liability Defense
HPM&B is an undisputed leader in the specialty of medical liability defense. We have represented major medical centers and individual practitioners in New York and Connecticut for more than forty years.
We have defended thousands of medical malpractice cases, including cases involving particularly high exposure, such as those involving obstetrical malpractice, neurological injuries and wrongful death. Our trial lawyers are well known and respected by both the judiciary and the plaintiff’s bar. Several partners have been recognized as America’s Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®. Our partners are active in a number of local and national bar associations, in which they have achieved leadership positions: President of the New York ABOTA chapter, Chair of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of the New York State Bar Association, Chair of the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee of DRI, and President and Vice President of the New York Medical Defense Bar Association.
Our firm enjoys a reputation for vigorously defending our clients, through to trial if necessary, against the best attorneys in the plaintiffs’ bar. At the same time, we recognize that our clients require cost-effective legal services above all. In every case, we look for early dispositions, whether through dismissal motions, mediation or settlement, but if necessary we will aggressively defend our clients at trial and on appeal. We have achieved hundreds of favorable trial verdicts for our clients.
Because the defense of medical malpractice cases requires an understanding of complex medicine, with the benefit of years of experience and, in some cases, formal medical training, we have the expertise to review and analyze medical records, conference and depose experts, and to identify areas of the case upon which success at trial or summary judgment can be premised. Also, we have strong relationships with major university medical centers and a broad database of highly qualified medical and scientific experts who can provide authoritative testimony regarding the standard of care, causation and injuries. Finally, our appellate practice group has a strong record of success in the trial and appellate courts litigating issues unique to medical malpractice cases.