Medical Malpractice Defense

The defense of medical malpractice cases is a cornerstone of the litigation practice at Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC. Our Medical Malpractice Defense practice group has more than fifty years experience defending hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other licensed health care providers against various allegations of medical malpractice, negligence, premises liability, as well as in other legal proceedings. Our attorneys have an excellent record in both state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri.

Here are a few favorable results obtained by our attorneys on behalf of health care providers:

  • Summary Judgment Granted: Plaintiffs filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri against a hospital and various medical providers alleging that all were negligent, either directly or vicariously, for failing to diagnose and treat the decedent for toxic shock syndrome. After several co-defendants had settled, we obtained voluntary dismissals and summary judgment on behalf of all of their clients.
  • Directed Verdict Granted: Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in the Clay County Circuit Court alleging that, due to a raised area in the rug in the entrance to the hospital, the hospital’s property was in a dangerous condition. We were able to obtain a directed verdict in favor of the hospital on the basis of sovereign immunity at the close of the plaintiff’s evidence.
  • Defense Verdict: A defense verdict was obtained on behalf of an emergency room physician and physician corporation in a case involving the brain damage of an infant. This case was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of the top ten defense verdicts that year.

To learn more about how our Medical Malpractice Defense practice group can help your health care practice, please contact:

Tim Frets:
tfrets@dfrglaw.com

Mary O’Connell:
moconnell@dfrglaw.com

John Witten:
jwitten@dfrglaw.com