TimberlakeSmith's Medical Malpractice Defense team has extensive experience defending medical malpractice claims in state and federal courts throughout Virginia. The Medical Malpractice Defense team is chaired by Steuart Thomas, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and President Elect of the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. Thomas has been defending healthcare providers in malpractice cases for 30 years. James Mayson co-chairs the team. Mr. Mayson is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has 17 years of experience defending health care practices. Other team members are Rosalie Fessier, Tate Love, Noelle Quam, Kay King, and Jamie Huggins Policky, R.N.
TimberlakeSmith's attorneys have successfully represented doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters involving many specialties including anesthesiology, dentistry, cardiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurosurgery, nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, radiology, and urology. We understand that malpractice claims involve significant stakes professionally and can take an emotional toll on our clients. Our attorneys work hard to form a close working relationship with our clients. We believe this, combined with the team's experience, skill, knowledge of medical issues, and hard work, are the keys to successfully defending our clients. Our attorneys are trial lawyers and have a proven track record of successfully defending our clients in courts all over the State.
In addition to our medical malpractice defense work, the Healthcare team offers counsel to assist its clients to manage the risks of the many significant issues that face healthcare providers today. These risks include adverse medical events, privacy issues, and various types of investigations. TimberlakeSmith's Healthcare team also represents physicians and nurses before the various regulatory boards of the Commonwealth of Virginia on licensing and disciplinary issues. We are committed to serving the needs of our healthcare provider clients and their insurers to the very best of our ability in all matters.