Medical Malpractice Defense


Our medical malpractice defense team is second to none, made up of highly experienced and award-winning attorneys, legal assistants, and registered nurse consultants. Smith Haughey has over four decades of unparalleled success, ranking our firm “#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 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 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. We recognize that few experiences in an individual’s professional career can be more devastating than a medical malpractice lawsuit, and we are ready to help our clients successfully navigate these difficult claims. 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 media attention.

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

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Control Authority
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Certified Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Chiropractors
  • Podiatrists