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Birth Trauma Defense

Birth Trauma Defense

T
he Birth Trauma Defense Team of Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is a group of attorneys committed to the defense of healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases involving allegations of obstetrical and neonatal negligence. Team members have a keen understanding of the complexity of issues confronting our clients in birth trauma defense cases and the magnitude of potential exposure such cases present.

Collectively, members of the Birth Trauma Defense Team have handled hundreds of cases involving obstetrical and neonatal issues. They are knowledgeable about and have access to the necessary resources to defend birth trauma cases on all levels, including liability, causation and damages. They are also familiar with and have access to nationally and internationally renowned experts. Likewise, they are knowledgeable about the medical literature, standards of practice and professional publications that impact the defense of birth trauma cases. Team members are experienced in the use of technology in the courtroom, such as the use of multi-media systems and computer animations, and in the development of courtroom graphics suitable for the defense of birth trauma cases.

Senior team members are able to act as primary trial counsel or supervisory counsel in birth trauma cases. Also, appreciating that not all birth trauma cases are appropriately resolved by trial, team members are experienced in utilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as mediation, in birth trauma cases.

Illinois Appellate Court rules that issues which are severable from pending arbitration may evade stay, within court discretion

On April 26, 2018, the Illinois Appellate Court (3rd District) held in Messmore v. Silvis Operations, LLC, et al., Appeal No. 3-17-0708, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by declining to stay the severable issues of proximate cause and damages in a wrongful death case from issues pending in arbitration. The underlying…

ARP Attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi obtain defense verdict on behalf of neurosurgeon and advanced practice nurse

A Cook County jury recently found in favor of a defendant neurosurgeon and his advanced practice nurse, returning a Not Guilty verdict following a two-week trial and a mere 30 minutes of jury deliberations. The case was successfully defended by attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi. Plaintiff alleged that after undergoing a spinal…

Maureen A. McGuire receives the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers by Crain’s Chicago Business

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is proud to announce that Maureen A. McGuire has received the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers, by Crain’s Chicago Business. The women featured in this publication represent an impressive cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders, many of whom have served with distinction for decades. When female equity…

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