Overview

HunterMaclean’s professional malpractice group has been representing accountants, architects, attorneys, dentists, engineers, financial advisors, insurance professionals, and physicians in professional liability matters for over forty years.

Our representation of medical professionals has included numerous medical specialties including neurologists, orthopedists, surgeons, nurses, and midwives.

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

Experience

  • Defending 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.
  • Working with legal malpractice insurers to implement best practices for liability avoidance.
  • Litigating claims involving alleged breaches of the standard of care respecting the rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys (including the version thereof adopted in the state of Georgia).
  • Counseling and assisting professional service provider clients in methods of reducing their exposure to future malpractice claims, including providing educational in-service programs to employees.
  • Representing individuals in professional license hearings before credentialing organizations.

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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