Medical Malpractice Defense

Comprehensive Representation In Medical Malpractice Defense

Cooper Levenson’s medical malpractice defense team guides doctors, hospitals, physician  groups, and other health  care providers in best practices to help manage risks and in the defense of medical malpractice claims.  

Clients including doctors, nurses, hospitals, and physician groups depend on our lawyers to guide them through medical malpractice matters that involve state and federal agencies, medical review panels, mediations, and trials.

Our medical malpractice lawyers have defended medical practitioners from all specialties against claims alleging wrongful death, wrongful life, birth injuries, delay in diagnosis and misdiagnosis, and all types of permanent injuries with substantial damage claims. 

Our team handles pre-suit investigation of claims, Board of Medical Examiners (BME) responses to complaints and the handling of litigated matters through all phases of discovery through trial with utilization of Alternative Dispute mechanisms including mediation and binding arbitration. 

The attorneys in the medical malpractice area are trial attorneys. Our approach is aggressive discovery and fact finding early in the process. We retain independent expert witnesses to review and help defend the matter not only on issues of liability but causation and damages as well. 

We carefully evaluate each claim and give every detail meticulous attention to determine the best course of action to dismiss or limit cases as appropriate. When litigation continues to the trial stage, we draw on our wealth of experience in the courtroom. 

John A. Talvacchia, Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Defense Practice Group, has an extensive background representing health care professionals and hospitals for 25 years. He has tried more than 50 professional malpractice cases.  

The lawyers in our medical malpractice group work closely with our other practice groups, especially the health care law group attorneys. The combined knowledge of the lawyers in these two groups allows us to bring a deep understanding of the industry to our clients.

Overview of  Specialties of Health Care Providers Represented
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

  • General Surgeon

  • Vascular Surgeon


  • Radiology

  • Pediatrics

  • Family Practice

  • Internal Medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Interventional Cardiology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Neurosurgeon

  • Neurology

  • Nephrology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Pulmonology

  • Critical Care

  • Dermatology

  • Registered Nurses

  • Advanced Practice Nurses

  • Physician Assistants

  • Certified Nurse Midwives

  • Ophthalmology

  • Optometrist

  • Dentists

In addition, we represent medical entities such as:

  • Hospitals

  • Health systems

  • Health management organizations

 Sample of Recent Results

  • Defense verdict following binding arbitration in favor of OBGYN in wrongful death action of infant with allegation of failing to take appropriate steps to prolong pregnancy.

  • Voluntary Dismissal of claim against General Surgeon following deposition of plaintiff’s surgery expert.

  • Dismissal of claim against health care entity on motion  based on affidavit of non-involvement.

  • Dismissal of claim as to cardiologist on motion based on affidavit of merit statute.

  • Voluntary dismissal of claim as to pediatric facility following deposition of plaintiff.



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