Professional Liability

We defend clients against accusations of professional negligence.

Malpractice cases are frustrating and time-consuming—and can indelibly tarnish professional reputations. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s Professional Liability practice works closely with clients as a trusted partner to develop and implement strategies that successfully resolve malpractice allegations.

Our approach is cooperative:  we encourage professionals to ask questions and participate in their own defense. Shumaker’s experienced lawyers understand the substantive areas at issue and draw on their experience and record of success to mount aggressive yet cost-effective defenses. We create individualized case management plans tailored to each client, and while we strive to keep costs down, we are prepared to try cases if necessary.

Over the past 15 years, our medical malpractice defense team has garnered a 96 percent success rate at trial defending health care providers across virtually every discipline of medicine—from surgery to obstetrics, pediatrics, anesthesia, orthopedics, and many more. Because we see how the decisions made in everyday health care can impact a case in litigation, we are often asked to advise health care providers and clients on how to avoid legal pitfalls and best defend themselves should a future lawsuit develop.

Recognizing that tort reform is in a constant state of flux, we attend and present at seminars focused on the law and strategies that apply in professional negligence cases. Additionally, we keep up to date by employing the latest technology and internet resources to obtain and share information about case preparation, expert witnesses, and shifting trial strategies with lawyers nationwide.

Our Clients

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Health care professionals

Our Services

  • Malpractice claims and lawsuit
  • Medical board investigations
  • Depositions
  • Court appearances
  • Compliance issues