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Healthcare Professional Liability

In six months, WTO lawyers won six consecutive medical malpractice defense verdicts in five states, defeating $105 million in claims in those cases alone.

In trial after trial, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell attorneys represent healthcare entities and professionals against claims that keep risk managers and in-house counsel awake at night.

WTO partners practicing in high-stakes medical malpractice and related professional liability cases have collectively tried more than 550 lawsuits to verdict, with outstanding results for our clients. We are not aware of any healthcare defense practice in the nation with our combination of trial experience, bench strength, and results.

WTO lawyers serve as national trial counsel to some of the nation's largest specialty insurers for medical malpractice and related product liability claims. Our experience includes class actions, multidistrict litigation, and high-exposure cases in which plaintiffs seek damage awards, including punitive or exemplary damages, in the tens of millions of dollars or more.

We are regularly retained on the eve of trial to try difficult cases involving serious physical injuries or death, often in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, when prior resolution strategies or trial preparations have not achieved the desired results. These include numerous lawsuits involving birth trauma, traumatic brain injury, and spinal interventions. 

Technical and Practical Knowledge
Our extensive experience provides a sound background from which to develop litigation, trial, and resolution strategies that take into account the technical considerations our healthcare clients live with every day. A number of WTO attorneys have formal education in the sciences, and many have in-depth scientific and engineering knowledge acquired through years of practice in technically complex cases.

WTO also employs full-time nurse paralegals and two physician analysts who have experience in the daily practice of medicine, nursing, and health-related businesses. These professionals bring tremendous practical knowledge to our teams and help identify issues and opportunities related to our clients' cases.



Michele On-ja Choe
Partner, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
P. 303.244.1926
F. 303.244.1879
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Cecilie M. Loidolt
Of Counsel - Not Admitted in Colorado
P. 303.244.0182
F. 303.244.1879
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Terri M. Schechter
Litigation Support Manager
P. 303.244.1834
F. 303.244.1879
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