Medical Malpractice Defense
Manning Fulton maintains an excellent reputation for its aggressive representation of health care providers and their insurers in the defense of professional liability claims. Lawsuits against health care providers are unique. The settlement of a medical malpractice claim or an adverse jury verdict can have drastic consequences for a health care provider, including but not limited to, reporting the event to the National Practitioner Data Bank and The North Carolina Medical Board. Our firm understands what is at stake in the defense of a medical malpractice case. Our philosophy is simple. We believe the best defense is a good offense.
When a health care provider is sued, they often take the lawsuit very personally. Our firm prides itself in helping our health care clients through the often long and emotional ordeal of a medical malpractice case, which can often last for more than 18 months before the case even comes to trial. Manning Fulton has successfully defended many physicians and other health care providers in cases where plaintiffs were seeking to recover millions of dollars. However, you get the same aggressive representation regardless of the size of your case. One of our clients, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, is the largest medical and dental malpractice liability insurer in North Carolina.
The medical malpractice defense group at Manning Fulton Skinner, PA is lead by seasoned trial attorney Robert S. Shields, Jr. Rob has developed a reputation throughout the state as an aggressive advocate for his physicians – both in and out of the courtroom. He loves to try cases. Rob has practiced civil litigation for nearly 30 years. The malpractice team also includes associate Katherine M. Bulfer and Gail Leppla, who practiced for over 25 years as a Registered Nurse before becoming a paralegal. The combination of legal and medical experience provides the malpractice group with a well balanced and successful approach when defending hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, home health care agencies and other health care providers.
Our firm also represents physicians, dentists and other health care providers at hearings before their respective licensing boards and during investigations brought by federal and state agencies.
Health Care Licensing Matters
A professional’s license represents years of hard work and dedication to a chosen profession. When health care provider’s licensure is threatened by complaints to a licensing board, or by investigations conducted by those boards, it is critical that they find attorneys willing to aggressively represent their interests. Our attorneys are prepared to defend clients against allegations of professional misconduct, ethics violations, violations of fiduciary responsibility and incompetence, as well as investigations brought by federal and state agencies. We understand what is at stake at these hearings and will be there for you every step of the way.