Malpractice / Professional Liability

For more than a quarter century, Secrest Wardle has been an industry leader, defending professionals, in a wide range of disciplines, against claims that there has been a failure to comply with applicable standards of practice. Secrest Wardle has specific expertise and history in defending claims of medical malpractice, legal malpractice and accounting malpractice. Secrest Wardle has specific experience, and trained professionals,  dealing with claims involving managed care, care provided at nursing homes, managed care facilities and adult foster care facilities. Claims that professionals in other disciplines have violated applicable standards, giving rise to error and omissions claims, are also within the expertise of the Secrest Wardle Professional Liability Practice Group.

Group Chair
  Morley, Mark E.
Senior Partner

Group Vice Chair
  Anstess, Lisa Sabon
Executive Partner
  Mitchell, John G.
Executive Partner

Group Members
Masters, Mark F.
Senior Partner

Emrich, Henry S.
Executive Partner

Cole, Justin L.

Rojas, Diego J.

Recent Publications
Challenging a Notice of Intent? File Motion with First Responsive Pleadings
Vital Signs 03/21/2018

What a Difference a Day Makes
Vital Signs 07/14/2017

Res Ipsa Loquitur May Apply in Medical Malpractice Cases When a Patient is Unconscious, Even With Multiple Defendants
Vital Signs 06/12/2017

Alleged failure to order appropriate diagnostic testing to monitor an abdominal aortic aneurysm was a new breach of duty in every year that the defendant doctor failed to do so.
Vital Signs 10/19/2016

Analogous Support for an Expert's Opinion May Be Sufficient
Vital Signs 09/01/2016

Litigation Successes
Legal Malpractice
Anderson, et al v David & Wierenga, et al
Result Date: 12/08/2010

Legal Malpractice
Mary Scott v Frank, Haron, Weiner & Navarro
Result Date: 07/15/2008

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