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Bradley Murchison attorneys represent hospitals, physicians, CRNAs, and nurses, as well as national physician staffing groups with business in Louisiana. We field a multidisciplinary health care law team of attorneys with experience in the substantive areas of professional liability, hospital credentialing, physician and nursing licensing issues, telemedicine, employee relations, administrative law, contracting and lien resolution.

 

We work in partnership with our clients to understand their needs and goals and provide responsive and cost-effective representation. We have extensive experience navigating the unique Louisiana pre-suit medical review panel process and are able to provide insight and comfort to clients new to the market.

 

Our attorneys have participated in hundreds of pre-litigation medical review panels, conducted jury trials involving complex issues of every medical specialty, and represented our clients in appellate courts. In so doing, our attorneys have developed relationships with leading authorities from all over the country who serve as consultants and expert witnesses. In addition, our team stands ready to provide guidance and advice with regard to the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of staffing groups, physician practices and the members of hospital boards, alternative health care delivery systems, such as HMOs, PPOs, and third-party administrators.

 

Bradley Murchison attorneys have earned our reputation for successful and vigorous defense of medical professionals. We have garnered recognition as a leader in medical professional liability litigation, and we have litigators recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers of Louisiana® in medical malpractice.


Representative Matters

Defense of 2 GYN surgeons following a total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Plaintiff alleged lack of informed consent as to all alternative therapies for the treatment of fibroids, perforation of the bowel, failure to run the entire bowel during surgery, failure to close the wound adequately at the site of an umbilical hernia, and misdiagnosis and/or delayed diagnosis of the bowel perforation. After a 2-day bench trial, the 25th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of all defendants, dismissing plaintiff’s action with prejudice.

 

Defense of a CRNA sued along with the anesthesiologist by the deceased patient’s surviving children, on a claim that the CRNA and the anesthesiologist improperly handled their mother’s induction, intubation and resuscitation, leading to anoxic encephalopathy and death. After a 5 day trial, the Jefferson Parish jury ruled in favor of all defendants, dismissing plaintiffs’ action.

 

Defense of an OBGYN alleged to have failed to timely identify and diagnose breast cancer, resulting in plaintiff’s having to undergo a total mastectomy. After a 4-day trial, the Jefferson Parish jury deliberated less than 2 hours before ruling in favor of the OBGYN and dismissing plaintiff’s action.

 

Defense of an anesthesiologist who had inadvertently placed a central line in the patient’s subclavian artery rather than in her subclavian vein, resulting in a stroke followed by death days later. The Acadia Parish jury deliberated for under an hour before ruling unanimously in favor of the anesthesiologist, dismissing plaintiffs’ action.

 

Defense of a general surgeon who performed a cholecystectomy which resulted in a severed bile duct. The Jefferson Parish jury deliberated for approximately 3 hours before ruling in favor of the general surgeon, dismissing plaintiff’s action.

 

Representation of a hospital in an EMTALA action wherein the plaintiff initially. alleged that he had been improperly discharged from the hospital ER without being medically screened and stabilized. After the District Court granted summary judgment, plaintiff argued on appeal that the trial court erred when it found that his claims were “standard of care issues” and when it failed to allow him additional discovery. The Court of Appeal found no error on the part of the district judge and affirmed the summary judgment.

 

Defense of a general surgeon who was alleged to have unnecessarily delayed in taking a patient to surgery and then alleged to have used improper surgical technique in attempting to decompress the patient’s colon. The patient expired during surgery and could not be revived. The St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated for under an hour before ruling in favor of the defendant surgeon, dismissing plaintiffs’ action.

 

Defense of a pediatric emergency medicine physician and pediatric hospital alleged to have failed to administer Tamiflu to a child, resulting in the child’s death from Influenza A H1N1 (swine flu). After a 5-day trial, the Civil District Court jury returned a verdict in favor of the physician and hospital.

 

Defense of an emergency medicine physician in an action brought by the parents of their major son who died following a methadone overdose. After a 3-day trial, the U.S. District Court jury returned a defense verdict.

 

Defense of an internist in an action brought by the children of the deceased patient based on their claim of failure to treat Methotrexate toxicity and aplastic anemia leading to death. After a 4-day trial, the Civil District Court jury returned a defense verdict.

 

Awards

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Insurance Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport and New Orleans, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 2, Shreveport, Arbitration, 2020

C. Wm. Bradley, Jr. named the Best Lawyers© 2021 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in New Orleans

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 3, Shreveport, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2019


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