Medical Malpractice Defense

For over 20 years, Kean Miller LLP has represented doctors, physician groups, and clinics throughout Louisiana.  We represent clients in mediation, medical review panel proceedings, jury trials, and bench trials in state and federal court.  We understand the issues involved in emotionally charged cases and we have the depth and know-how to defend our clients in a wide variety of medical malpractice cases.

We have defended clients in cases involving failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical procedures, post-operative complications, labor and delivery, interpretation of diagnostic studies, pathological interpretation, and management of antibiotic therapy.   Kean Miller LLP represents physicians in almost every area of practice – from Allergists to Vascular Surgeons. 

Representative Experience:
  • Representation of a physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Baton Rouge.  The plaintiff alleged that the doctor negligently damaged the patient's anterior interrosseous nerve during a surgical procedure.  Kean Miller LLP obtained a successful "zero verdict" in a week-long jury trial.
  • Successful "zero verdict" in a week-long jury trial in Baton Rouge where a patient's family alleged that a physician failed to diagnose cervical cancer, resulting in the patient's death.
  • Representation of an emergency room physician in Pointe Coupee Parish in a medical malpractice suit.  The doctor was accused of failing to diagnose a compartment syndrome in a patient's leg after presentation to the emergency room.  Kean Miller LLP obtained a “zero verdict”.
  • Representation of an emergency room physician in St. James Parish in a medical malpractice suit. The doctor was accused of improperly discharging a patient from the emergency room after the plaintiff alleged that she was suffering from cardiovascular disease that the doctor should have diagnosed.  Kean Miller LLP obtained a “zero jury verdict”.
  • Representation of a plastic surgeon during a week-long trial involving claims of improper surgical technique and lack of informed consent.  Kean Miller LLP obtained a “zero jury verdict”.
  • Successful defense of Baton Rouge surgeon in a case in Baton Rouge District Court where a piece of a mediport catheter was left in a patient's body.
  • Representation of a family practitioner regarding a claim for failure to diagnose breast cancer in Iberville parish.  Kean Miller LLP obtained a “zero verdict” on behalf of the physician.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Credentialing and re-credentialing
  • Hospital privileges
  • Licensing Board disciplinary proceedings
  • Physician-patient privilege
  • Peer review
  • Depositions
  • Consultation
  • Medical records
  • Independent medical exams
  • Trial subpoenas and testimony
  • Expert witnesses
  • Risk prevention and counseling
  • National Practitioner’s Data Bank
Medical Malpractice Experience:
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Management of Patient’s Care
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication and Medication Errors
  • Informed Consent
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Post-Operative Complications and Medical Management
  • Labor and Delivery - Interpretation of Fetal Monitor Strips
  • Interpretation of Diagnostic Studies - Plain Film X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI’s and Mammograms
  • Pathological Interpretation and Reporting
  • Management of Antibiotic Therapy
Medical Specialties Represented:
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Addictionology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Clinic Pathology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Hand Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
General Medical Issues and Experience:
  • ACLS Protocol
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Impending Cardiac Arrest
  • Neurological Injury-Intraoperative Positioning
  • Vestibular Ototoxicity
  • Failed Tubal Ligation
  • Post-operative Bleeding
  • Catheter Malfunction
  • Trunctus Arteriosus
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Meningitis
  • Aortic Aneurism
  • Jaundice
  • Torsioned Testicle
  • Metastasized Lesions
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Von Willebrend’s Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
Related Issues:
  • Credentialing-Re-credentialing
  • Hospital Privileges
  • Licensure
  • National Practitioners Data Bank
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Physician-Patient Privilege
  • Medical Records Production and Retention
Kean Miller also maintains a full service health care regulatory practice.  For more information, click here