Medical Malpractice


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The lawyers at Shendell & Pollock, P.L. and their associates have defended securities class action, shareholder derivative, and other shareholder litigation, SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, and related litigation and regulatory matters. We represent corporations, officers, directors, as well as broker-dealers, and other institutional investors, in a wide array of complex and transaction-based litigation and governmental investigations. We also coordinate with the SEC Enforcement Division to respond to investigation requests, negotiating the resolution of enforcement actions, and obtaining successful results for our clients.


Representative Experience:


• Defense of a physician against allegations that the doctor negligently damaged the patient's anterior interrosseous nerve during a surgical procedure.

• Defense of a physician against claims wherein the patient’s family alleged that a physician failed to diagnose cervical cancer, resulting in the patient's death.

• Defense of an emergency room physician against allegations of failure to diagnose a Cuda Equina Syndrome.

• Defense of an emergency room physician assertion 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.

• Defense of plastic surgeon against claims of improper surgical technique and lack of informed consent.

• Defense of family practitioner for his alleged failure to diagnose breast cancer.


Areas of Expertise:


Medical malpractice claims

Credentialing and re-credentialing

Hospital privileges

Licensing Board disciplinary proceedings

Physician-patient privilege

Peer review



Trial subpoenas and testimony

Expert witnesses

Risk prevention and counseling

National Practitioner’s Data Bank

General Medical Issue that we have defended against:

ACLS Protocol Aortic Aneurism

Aortic Aneurism

Failed Breast Augmentation

Catheter Malfunction

Failed Tubal Ligation

Failed Hair Plant

Impending Cardiac Arrest

Infectious Diseases


Metastasized Lesions

Neurological Injury-Intra-Operative Positioning

Pituitary Tumor

Post-operative Bleeding

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis

Subdural Hemorrhage

Vestibular Ototoxicity

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Torsioned Testicle

Weight Loss alleged improper use of a laser to facilitate weight loss.










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