Teresa Bartosiak, Shareholder

Local Unlawful Termination Attorney in St. Louis

Biography

Teresa D. Bartosiak is a shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard. She is the Chair of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section of the Products Liability Practice Group and has served as Chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group for several years. Teresa’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, products liability and personal injury litigation.

Teresa is Regional Counsel for MPIC, handling their nursing home litigation. She has served as National Counsel managing hundreds of Product Liability cases for a large equipment manufacturer and Regional Counsel for a vehicle manufacturer, assisting with development of a material database to coordinate discovery. Teresa has received several honors including being named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly  as 2016 Law Firm Leader for her role managing the firm, and as one of the Top 10 Up and Coming Lawyers in Missouri. In addition, she was named a Super Lawyer by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2016 and 2017, a distinction based on peer ratings. She was also selected as one of the Illinois Business Journal’s “Rising Stars of Southwestern Illinois” and was honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of its prestigious “40 Under 40″ recipients, recognized for her high level of achievement in both career and in the St. Louis community. Teresa has been named to the Medmarc honor role in which Medmarc recognizes its top attorneys from across the country for their work and has been selected by the Counsel for Litigation Management as one of the Missouri State Chairs.

Background

Civic Activities
Teresa is an active volunteer. She has devoted a significant amount of time to many charitable organizations including The Alton Boys and Girls Club, The United Way, and The Ronald McDonald House.

Professional Activities
Teresa is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Metro-East Bar Association. She has been an active member of The Network of Trial Law Firms, where she has serves as speaker at several programs.

Teresa was asked to serve by the Judges of Madison County on the Committee to establish proposed local rules for malpractice cases. She served on a similar committee for the Madison County Bar Association. Teresa is a member of the Counsel on Litigation Management and has served as a Missouri State Chair.

Teresa has served as Practice Group Leader of the Health Law Practice Group. She is the Chairperson for Sandberg Phoenix’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Products Liability Sub-practice Group.

Education
Teresa earned her Juris Doctor at Washington University in 1993. She earned her B.A., Speech Communications with High Distinction & Honors, from the University of Illinois in 1990.

Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Teresa was Judicial Clerk to the Honorable William H. Crandall, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District from 1993-1994.

Successes

Representative Litigation Experience
Heckes v. Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Circuit Court of St. Louis City. This was a medical malpractice/wrongful death case in which plaintiff alleged the defendant failed to diagnose neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Defense verdict.

Prather v. Barnes-Jewish Hospital.Circuit Court of St. Louis City. This was a medical malpractice/wrongful death case in which plaintiff alleged defendants failed to properly diagnose and treat the decedent’s hyperkalemia causing her death. Hung jury.

Klugesherz v. Honda. Circuit Court of St. Louis City. The firm represented Honda in a two-month trial. The jury verdict was $7.25 million for the plaintiff. It was later taken away by the trial court through a JNOV and affirmed on appeal.

Thornton v. Gray Automotive. This case was tried in Jackson County, Missouri. Plaintiff was severely injured when a truck jack lifting approximately 6 tons slipped out from under a truck and hit him in the face causing extensive damages and the loss of an eye. Plaintiff alleged design defect. The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff of $450,000 but found him 95% at fault.

Dr. Altug v. St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinios. Unlawful termination and contract dispute. Settled during trial.

Pestel v. Vermeer. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Product liability action. Directed verdict for defendant.

Rouse v. Boys & Girls Club. Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois. Premises liability action. Verdict for plaintiff in the amount of $30,000. Verdict was under plaintiff’s last demand.

BIOGRAPHY

Teresa D. Bartosiak is a shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard. She is the Chair of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Section of the Products Liability Practice Group and has served as Chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group for several years. Teresa’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, products liability and personal injury litigation.

Teresa is Regional Counsel for MPIC, handling their nursing home litigation. She has served as National Counsel managing hundreds of Product Liability cases for a large equipment manufacturer and Regional Counsel for a vehicle manufacturer, assisting with development of a material database to coordinate discovery. Teresa has received several honors including being named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly  as 2016 Law Firm Leader for her role managing the firm, and as one of the Top 10 Up and Coming Lawyers in Missouri. She was also selected as one of the Illinois Business Journal’s “Rising Stars of Southwestern Illinois” and was honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of its prestigious “40 Under 40″ recipients, recognized for her high level of achievement in both career and in the St. Louis community. Teresa has been named to the Medmarc honor role in which Medmarc recognizes its top attorneys from across the country for their work and has been selected by the Counsel for Litigation Management as one of the Missouri State Chairs.

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