Our practice is devoted to representing clients in complex litigation, with particular emphasis on representing hospitals, insurance carriers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other entities and individuals in the health care industry. We litigate disputes in state and federal court, and we represent clients in administrative matters involving federal, state and local agencies. With offices in Bridgeport and Southbury, we are able to efficiently serve clients throughout Connecticut, and we have earned a statewide reputation as aggressive and reliable defense counsel for clients facing significant financial exposure.
Our Areas of Practice
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Our attorneys represent health care entities and practitioners in medical malpractice litigation from the inception of the claim to verdict, and at all stages in between. We understand that success in these cases may take any number of forms from settlement to trial. Our attorneys defend against allegations related to birth injuries, permanent injuries, neurologic injuries, wrongful death and other high-exposure claims, and we have successfully defended clients including physicians, physician groups, hospitals, mid-level providers, dentists, mental health care providers, long-term care facilities, skilled rehab facilities and other types of providers.
Healthcare Law and Litigation
Beyond medical malpractice litigation, we also represent health care providers, insurers and other health care entities in other types of claims and disputes, from breach-of-contract claims to Medicare and Medicaid fraud matters. We also serve our health care clients in the non-litigation setting, including providing advice with regard to matters such as physician licensing, practice management, pre-claim evaluation, and Department of Public Health (DPH) investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Whenever possible, we strive to preemptively thwart claims through strategic and cost-effective risk management.
In addition to representing health care providers in medical malpractice litigation, we represent other licensed professionals in litigation involving negligence-based claims. We represent professional malpractice claims targeting lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, real estate brokers and agents, and other professionals throughout Connecticut.
Our commercial litigation practice consists of representing health care entities and other businesses in defense of tort and contract-based claims. We have experience in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, and we have particular experience dealing with indemnification claims and other insurance-related matters.
Our attorneys regularly represent clients in litigation outside of the healthcare and commercial contexts as well. Many of our health care and other clients have engaged our litigation team for matters involving premises liability, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), defamation, vexatious litigation and other types of general liability claims.
We employ a multifaceted approach which includes gaining a comprehensive understanding of the medical issues involved in each case, utilizing our legal experience to provide an honest evaluation of potential liability, and strategically positioning each case for the best resolution possible. We understand that liability claims can be distressing on a personal and professional level, and we have seen first-hand how they can affect a provider’s career, reputation, family and mental health. With these considerations in mind, we approach every case with dedication, intensity and compassion, and we work closely with each client to ensure that they are satisfied with the final resolution of their claim.
Speak with a Litigator at Stockman O’Connor
If you would like more information about our firm’s areas of practice, we encourage you to contact our firm. To speak with a litigator at our offices in Bridgeport or Southbury, please call 203-598-758.