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Medical Malpractice

An allegation of medical or other professional malpractice can be incredibly stressful for a busy medical professional or institution. Our medical malpractice attorneys have deep experience in successfully defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and other health care providers throughout Western North Carolina against claims of medical and related professional negligence and are here to guide you through the process.

We have successfully defended a wide range of major claims brought against hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers. Our attorneys have participated in pre-trial discovery, trials, appeals, and mediations, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and have the expertise to advise clients on their risks, options and possible outcomes. 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.

Our medical malpractice attorneys are also experienced in advising clients on managing for potential risks to limit their future liability exposure. This can help medical practitioners and institutions have the proper procedures and protocols in place to avoid costly lawsuits in the future. Additionally, we have experience in guiding medical professionals through professional licensing claims and other disciplinary matters.

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 & Awards

  • 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 Firms” Ranking
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Ranking

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.