professional liability defenseProfessional liability claims can be devastating to the reputations of businesses and medical practices. This is why we work hard to resolve these types of disputes as quickly and confidentially as possible. We work closely with our professional clients to resolve potential liability claims in whatever context they arise, including in arbitrations, state and federal court cases and appeals, licensing boards, and more.

Shareholders Joel Randal Sprott and Michele Quattlebaum have over 70 years of combined experience practicing healthcare litigation, representing clients in front of numerous regulatory boards and licensing committees and guiding clients through every stage of litigation. Both are widely recognized for their authoritative knowledge on the subject matter; Joel has recently been recognized as one of the Top 1% of Medical Malpractice Attorneys in America, while Michele is frequently invited to speak on medical malpractice, including recently on The Dear Doc Podcast.

Medical Malpractice

Approximately 15,000 to 19,000 lawsuits are filed each year in the United States claiming medical malpractice or negligence. Our team of experienced attorneys understand the complexities of health care and health care law – including staying current with recent changes to relevant statutes, and regulations. Our lawyers have worked with hundreds of medical professionals to prevent professionally damaging outcomes.

At Sprott Newsom, our team is well-versed in the intricacies of the health care profession, from HIPAA laws to document retention requirements to clinical record standards. We know the ins and outs of the healthcare industry and have helped establish legal precedent in several cases, which provides us with an exceptionally strong foundation for combating medical malpractice suits. Our firm has an extensive history in representing all types of health care providers against claims of malpractice and related accusations. We have tried or otherwise successfully resolved hundreds of medical, dental, and chiropractic malpractice cases. Protecting a professional medical or healthcare license extends beyond the courtroom, however. Our attorneys also represent healthcare providers in front of federal and state agencies, licensing and administrative boards.

We have handled cases involving most every subspecialty of medicine. Additionally, we represent virtually all types of health care providers, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacies
  • Dialysis Clinics
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Emergency Room Staffing Firms
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers

Other Industries

Professionals across a broad range of industries also come under attack from previous or current clients. A professional liability claim can wreak havoc on the reputation and livelihood of a person if not handled properly. The attorneys at Sprott Newsom are adept at representing and advising professionals on liability issues to resolve disputes and prevent litigation.

We have represented lawyers, architects, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents, real estate appraisers and real estate brokers. These non-medical malpractice claims cover a broad variety of personal injury claims, property damage claims, and economic damages. Our experience includes professional liability disputes and lawsuits, such as class actions, disciplinary or board proceedings, and fee disputes.