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Medical Malpractice Defense

Medical Malpractice Defense


The medical malpractice defense attorneys at Smith Haughey recognize that few experiences in an individual’s professional career can be as devastating as a medical malpractice lawsuit. When faced with a lawsuit, health care professionals and providers seek experienced, sensitive, and responsive legal help. That’s just what we do best. In fact, our firm is ranked "#1 in Michigan in Medical Malpractice Law" by The Best Lawyers in America.

Our team of attorneys, legal assistants, and registered nurse consultants are exclusively devoted to serving as advocates for health care professionals. We have successfully litigated thousands of cases over the past four decades, including an unmatched excellence in the often high stakes arena of birth trauma. Our team possesses extensive medical knowledge, allowing us to quickly identify and understand the pertinent issues and then plan the most successful strategy for each case. In addition, the firm has amassed one of the most extensive, electronic, expert-witness data banks in the country. With this system we can efficiently select leading medical experts who will support our clients’ positions and bolster our defense by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of opposing witnesses. To reduce the stress clients may experience, we explain complex legal issues and answer questions thoroughly. We also routinely provide public relations counsel so that our clients’ cases can be resolved without the glare of the media attention.


We have successfully represented a variety of health care professionals including:

    Medical Control Authority
    Certified Physician Assistants
    Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
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