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Joseph A. Farchione

Partner

P. 303.244.1928 | F. 303.244.1879

Biography

Joseph Farchione has served as “go-to” defense counsel in more than 45 states when the chips are down and the stakes are high. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict nationwide. Joe combines expertise in defending healthcare providers in high-exposure cases, especially birth trauma, with significant experience defending medical product litigation. This joint experience provides healthcare clients with unique insights and strategy.

Joe's success, knowledge, and experience have earned him a national reputation as a first-choice trial lawyer for numerous clients and carriers in handling catastrophic cases across the country. His involvement ranges from monitoring counsel to co-counsel to lead trial counsel, sometimes being called in while local counsel is in the process of jury selection. Joe has been appointed to multiple national panels of attorneys who combine their experience and talents to provide the best defense available in catastrophic cases.

Cases

Healthcare Professional Liability

Product Liability

  • Represent a medical device manufacturer in litigation involving fetal monitoring.
  • Represent a manufacturer in litigation involving allegations of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy related to a ventilator in a neonatal ICU.
  • Defended a motorized wheelchair manufacturer in a lawsuit involving a fatality allegedly caused by a tip-over.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of all claims alleging that WTO's client's hospice bed started a fire that killed a palliative care patient and caused his widow to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer against claims that the company's home oxygen unit caused a fire in an apartment building.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

    Presentations

  • "How Long Will the Aura of good Feelings Last?," American Legal Connections Webinar (July 2020)
  • "Effective Communication with Millennials: Improving Perinatal Patient and Claims Outcomes," Premier AEIX Perinatal Saftey Collaborative Webinar (March 2020)
  • "The New Severity--A Legal Perspective on Rising Damages," presented to the Medical Professional Liability Association (March 2020)
  • "Update on CCIE: Medicine or Legal Medicine?," presented to the Northeast Region of The Doctors Company (October 2019)
  • "Life Care Planning in 20 Minutes," presented to the Northeast Region of The Doctors Company (October 2019)
  • "National Liability and Verdict Trends," presented at the Hospital Insurance Forum (September 2019)
  • "National Liability and Verdict Trends," presented at the COPIC Annual Conference (August 2019)
  • "National Trends in Prosecuting Medical Malpractice Lawsuits," presented at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Annual Gathering of Risk Managers and Attorneys (May 13, 2019)
  • "Making the Plaintiff's Expert Blush: Effective Cross-Examination Strategies," presented at the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Annual Seminar in Nashville (March 22, 2019)
  • "Mega Verdicts: Blip or Trend?," presented at the PLUS Annual Conference (November 2018)
  • "Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," presented at The Doctors Company Annual Claims Seminar (August 2018)
  • "CCIE: Medicine or Legal Medicine?," presented at The Doctors Company Annual Claims Seminar (August 2018)
  • "Populism and Impact on Legal Trends," presented at the Ironshore Annual Conference (March 2018)
  • "National Trends, Local Impact," presented at the University of California Risk Summit (December 2017)
  • "National Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," presented at the Endurance Healthcare Summit (May 2016)
  • "Claims Trends to Watch," presented at the PLUS Annual Conference (April 2016)
  • "Mediation," presented at the University of California Risk Summit (December 2015)
  • "National Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," presented at the Premier AEIX National Claims Meeting (June 2014)

Articles

Other Experience

Sutter O'Connell & Farchione
Reminger Co., LPA
Jacobson, Maynard & Tuschman

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

American Board of Trial Advocates
    Member
American Legal Connections
    Founding Member
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated*
The Best Lawyers in America
    Medical Malpractice Law, 2017-2021
Colorado Super Lawyers
    
Personal Injury Defense - Medical Malpractice, 2013-2020
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association