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Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

Situation

Hospitals and healthcare providers in the Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois region are being presented with increasingly complicated medical negligence suits involving complex medical issues. The complexity of these lawsuits is further compounded by difficulties encountered navigating and interpreting the electronic medical record (EMR).

Solution

As a certified nurse and midwife for more than two decades, Shareholder Bobbie Moon has practical expertise applicable to the defense of obstetrical negligence cases that few lawyers can match. She has attended more than 600 hospital deliveries, including complicated and high-risk labors. Her continuing medical education, recertifications and updated licensure provides firsthand knowledge of the evolving obstetrical medical and nursing standards of care.

Result

The experience and firsthand knowledge Bobbie brings to the legal analysis of the clinical aspects of highly specialized areas of medicine are an asset for our clients. Her understanding and empathy for the challenges faced by health care providers in clinical practice help to put defendants at ease during a stressful time, allowing the individual health care providers to more effectively participate in their defense. Her clinical expertise allows for early issue spotting, targeted case evaluation, and provides a tactical advantage in selecting and retaining defense experts as well as deposing opposing experts.

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