Defending Nurse Practitioners
In medical malpractice and professional negligence cases, nurse practitioners (NP) are often named as defendants along with physicians, nurses and health care facilities. Even if a nurse practitioner has done nothing wrong, the patients or patients’ families who are unhappy with a medical outcome may blame the NP anyway. In these cases, it is vital for the NP to protect his or her professional reputation and for the NP and his or her malpractice carrier to limit financial exposure.
Nurse Practitioner Malpractice Defense Lawyers Serving Albany
At O'Connor First, we are sensitive to the difficult situations that malpractice claims can impose on NPs. We conduct thorough investigations, collect all relevant evidence and utilize expert witnesses to show that NPs and other medical professionals were not negligent or to blame for every less than optimal medical outcome. Our experienced attorneys serve the needs of clients across Upstate New York and Vermont. We are familiar with the local courts and medical communities throughout the entire region, making us effective advocates in malpractice defense cases and all other insurance defense matters.
Our representation is designed to contain the costs of any malpractice claim and to resolve matters as quickly and favorably as possible. By presenting expert testimony and carefully assembled defense cases, we often obtain dismissals or reach early favorable settlements on behalf of NPs and their malpractice insurance carriers.
Nurse practitioner license defense: The comprehensive services we provide are not limited to defending against malpractice claims. We also represent NPs in disciplinary hearings before state and federal boards, including the New York State Department of Health, the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) other regulatory bodies.