Russell Makepeace and Alexander Bean were recently recognized for receiving one of the ten largest defense verdicts in Missouri in 2013.
In its annual listing of the top Verdicts and Settlements statewide, Missouri Lawyers Media featured Sandberg Phoenix at number eight in the Top Defense Wins of 2013. Defending a wrongful death suit against a local hospital, Shareholder Russell Makepeace and Associate Alexander Bean established that the patient had received optimal care in the face of an incurable illness. The jury then rejected plaintiff’s demand for $2.3 million, finding that the hospital was not liable for the patient’s death.
“We are always grateful for our clients’ trust in allowing us to defend these complex cases,” said Makepeace. “Being recognized for the result like this is just an added bonus.”
Sandberg Phoenix represents 23 of the top 25 hospitals throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois. The firm has handled more than 5,000 malpractice suits, defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, nursing homes and other healthcare institutions throughout Missouri and Illinois. Sandberg Phoenix has earned the reputation for having some of the most experienced, talented and resourceful medical malpractice defense attorneys.
Sandberg Phoenix also represents physicians, nurses, chiropractors and other health care providers in contract negotiations and in proceedings before the Board of Registration. The Sandberg Phoenix team assists our health care institutions with their corporate legal work to include preparation of bylaws, compliance with HIPAA, Medicare and other federal and state regulations, guardianship issues and federal income tax issues relating to tax-exempt and for-profit providers.
In addition to the firm’s impressive Health Law group, Sandberg Phoenix also practices in the areas of Business Law, Business Litigation and Products Liability.
About Sandberg Phoenix
Established in 1979, Sandberg Phoenix is consistently rated one of the St. Louis area’s top law firms, and recently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms national survey as a Top-Tier 1 law firm. With more than 110 attorneys across seven offices in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, our work is concentrated in the areas of Business, Business Litigation, Health Law, and Products Liability. As a recognized and respected firm, we are called upon to work with in-house corporate counsel and various independent firms. Sandberg Phoenix stands behind our promise to provide superior client service with a rare client service guarantee, ensuring that every client receives timely, responsive and cost-effective legal services.