Overview

HunterMaclean’s medical malpractice group has been representing hospitals, professional practice groups, physicians, nurses, and many other types of medical care providers, as well as pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and numerous other medical related companies, in a myriad of litigation matters for over forty years.

In addition to defending medical professionals and their employers against traditional medical malpractice claims, our attorneys have represented medical professionals and corporations in a number of other types of litigation matters, including ordinary negligence, patient and visitor falls, negligent security, negligent hiring and retention, negligent credentialing, employment, and certificate of need appeals.

Our representation has included almost all medical specialties. This includes generalists and traditional primary care physicians such as internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, midwives, and hospitalists. We also represent many specialty physicians and their groups, including neurologists, surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, intensivists, and oncologists.

HunterMaclean attorneys represent clients in actions filed in both state and superior court and federal courts throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

Experience

  • Defending hospitals, practice groups, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers against claims that they or their employees were negligent in the care and treatment of their patients or visitors.
  • Counseling and assisting health care clients in methods of reducing their exposure to future medical malpractice claims, including providing educational in-service programs to employees on such issues as documentation and medical charting.
  • Representing physicians in front of the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners relating to medical licensor issues following medical malpractice settlements or verdicts against the physicians.
  • Assisting hospitals and medical facilities with the prevention of premise-related accidents and litigation of premise liability claims.
  • Litigation relating to general liability of medical providers including claims involving improper security and physical or sexual assault of patients, visitors, or employees.
  • Representing hospitals in involuntary commitment hearing.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

Georgia’s Physician Shield Law, the Affordable Care Act and Medical Malpractice Liability

HunterMaclean Partner Nick Laybourn explores the potential impact of the new Affordable Care Act on medical malpractice in Georgia.

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An Injury Doesn't Mean Someone Did Something Wrong

HunterMaclean partner Kirby Mason addresses issues relating to medical malpractice, explaining that health care experts are not necessarily liable when the outcome of a medical procedure is less than ideal.

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News

HunterMaclean Honored with Eight First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017 “Best Law Firms”

HunterMaclean was honored to be recognized with eight first-tier rankings in the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The complete list of rankings is published on the U.S. News website.

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HunterMaclean Honored with Eight First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016 “Best Law Firms”

HunterMaclean was recently honored with eight first-tier rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The complete list of rankings is published on the U.S. News web site.

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20 HunterMaclean Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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Georgia CEO: HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

The year 2014 marks the 135th anniversary of HunterMaclean. Lucy Adams from Georgia CEO interviewed Managing Partner Frank Macgill regarding HunterMaclean’s history, areas of expertise, milestone anniversary, and future.

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HunterMaclean Honored in 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

HunterMaclean recently earned nine First Tier and four Second Tier rankings in the 2014 edition of  U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

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Firm Partner Chris Phillips Inducted Into American Board of Trial Advocates

Chris Phillips was recently inducted into the American Board of Trail Advocates, a national association of trial lawyers and judges

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Attorney Nicholas J. Laybourn Named Partner at HunterMaclean

Litigator Nicholas J. Laybourn was recently named a firm partner at HunterMaclean.

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28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

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