Healthcare /
Medical Malpractice

Health care providers and entities require a wide array of legal services due to the ever-increasing complexity of their environment. Hall & Evans has assembled an experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys who focus on every aspect of our healthcare clients’ diverse needs and objectives.

We understand the needs of our clients and offer a multitude of services spanning malpractice claims and regulatory compliance to business matters. Our attorneys regularly represent health care providers and entities in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation, through trials and appeals. We also advise hospitals on risk management and compliance issues and interact with administration and medical staff on quality improvement measures and medical staffing or peer review matters. Members of our group regularly serve physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals, academic medical centers, institutional review boards, medical device manufacturers, nursing homes and other health care providers and entities across a broad spectrum of federal and state regulatory issues, as well as business and operational matters. We also offer a full range of administrative representation for licensed professionals, and routinely appear before and work with a wide array of regulatory and licensing bodies. When necessary, we vigorously litigate cases at all levels of the federal and state court systems. Specifically, we have assisted our clients in the following areas:

  • Defense of hospitals, nursing homes, and health care providers in medical malpractice claims;
  • Medical staff issues; peer review; credentialing;
  • Licensing investigations; disciplinary proceedings;
  • Advice to hospitals and health care providers regarding compliance with state and federal regulations, including EMTALA, HCQIA, HIPAA, ADA and Medicare and Medicaid lien rights;
  • Advanced Directives; Informed consent;
  • Medical ethical issues.

Recent Representations Include

  • Represented medical pathology laboratory in a suit alleging the failure to interpret PAP smear correctly, which resulted in cervical cancer.  Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case.
  • One week trial defending anesthesiologist in a suit alleging failure to diagnose an epidural hematoma resulting in bowel and bladder dysfunction and lower extremity problems.
  • Trial of permanent T6 paraplegia in six year old child allegedly resulting from epidural pain management medication error in context of serious motor vehicle accident trauma.
  • Three-week trial regarding permanent brachial plexus injury following complex, eight hour surgery for multiple cosmetic procedures and defense of surgeon’s alleged misrepresentation of surgical credentials.
  • Trial of spinal cord injury and permanent lower extremity paralysis allegedly stemming from grafting product used in neurosurgical repair procedure.
  • Trial of alleged severe hypoxic brain injury following cardiorespiratory arrest in PACU as a result of the biphasic elimination curve of Sufenta
  • Trial of alleged permanent nerve injury following laceration of the popliteal artery during knee replacement surgery.
  • Trial of alleged failure to obtain consent for the administration of Methotrexate to a pregnant woman.
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Colorado Healthcare Associated Risk Managers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society