Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Roberts & Stevens’ Medical Malpractice attorneys have over thirty years experience in defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and other health care providers against claims of medical and related professional negligence. Our attorneys have participated in pre-trial discovery, trials, appeals and mediations, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution, throughout Western North Carolina.

We have successfully defended a wide range of major claims brought against hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers, including, but not limited to, allegations of physician misdiagnosis resulting in severe injury and death; allegations of negligent surgeries resulting in quadriplegia and death; alleged mismanagement of labor and delivery resulting in severe infant brain damage and cerebral palsy; psychiatric malpractice claims relating to the failure to prevent suicide and homicide; allegations of sexual abuse in the course of the psychiatrist/patient relationship; allegations of delayed diagnosis of malignant melanoma and various cancers arising from laboratory testing errors; and claims of negligent treatment in the emergency room.

As with all litigation, Roberts & Stevens’ Medical Malpractice Practice Group investigates suitable opportunities to resolve medical malpractice allegations. We regularly work with expert witnesses in every medical specialty, utilize the best expert witnesses for each case, and are skilled in cross-examining hostile expert witnesses. Additionally, when clients need legal advice in order to make complex clinical decisions, our experienced malpractice and health care law attorneys are readily available to answer questions. This support can be vital in avoiding expensive litigation. America’s health care providers are challenged by treating millions of people every day. They are also challenged legally – by a nationwide surge in allegations of malpractice. Medical malpractice litigation is skyrocketing along with insurance premiums, and no part of health care is left unaffected. It has never been more important for medical professionals and institutions to have the most experienced, competent, and knowledgeable legal representation available for the defense.

Types of Services

  • Chiropractic Malpractice Defense
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Licensing and Disciplinary Matters
  • Medical Malpractice Defense of Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Medical Malpractice Defense of Physicians, Dentists and other Health Care Providers
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Malpractice Defense
  • Optometry Malpractice Defense
  • Pharmacy Malpractice Defense
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Physicians Risk Management
  • Plastic Surgery Malpractice Defense
  • Podiatrists Malpractice Defense

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” Ranking Asheville Tier One Firm in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants (2011-2016)