Health care professionals retain Denver-based civil litigation firm Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell when their professional reputations and livelihoods are at stake. The firm’s lawyers defend high-exposure and catastrophic medical malpractice and negligence cases on behalf of health care facilities, physicians, other health care professionals, and their insurers. They have defended medical malpractice and negligence cases at trial, on appeal, and in arbitrations around the country, and are skilled at minimizing the negative impacts of such lawsuits. U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2013 ranks WTO in the national first tier for its medical malpractice defense practice because of the size of its team, the lawyers’ depth of experience and extensive medical knowledge, and the team’s successful outcomes on behalf of its clients.
WTO partner Miko Brown has significant experience handling medical malpractice and negligence cases. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School with an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Ms. Brown has represented clients in 24 states and has tried various civil litigation cases to verdict in Colorado, Texas, Ohio, and Puerto Rico. Three of her law firm partners, John Fitzpatrick, Kevin Kuhn, and Joe Farchione, have tried over 200 medical malpractice cases combined across the country. They have particular experience handling birth-trauma cases, and have also represented other physicians, nurses, dentists, therapists, mental health specialists, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care, and mental health facilities. They often serve as national trial counsel to health care insurance companies. Several other WTO partners and associates round out the team, making it one of the larger medical malpractice defense groups in the country.
The firm also has a large number of lawyers who handle pattern, product liability, and class-action litigation for companies that develop, manufacture, and market pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This experience, together with the lawyers’ varied backgrounds in science and technical fields, including biochemistry, make for a winning combination in the defense of lawsuits arising from the use of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic implants, and contribute to the firm’s overall medical malpractice expertise and knowledge of experts in the medical field.