Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice

Kerr Russell’s medical malpractice group has extensive experience defending physicians and other health care providers.

For decades, Kerr Russell has been at the forefront of the defense of physicians and other health care providers in professional liability matters. We understand the nuances of this complex practice area and are adept at navigating all aspects of these cases, including the complicated area of birth trauma claims.

Whether you are a new physician facing the uncertainties of a first claim, or an experienced professional with a sophisticated understanding of malpractice litigation, our professionals will walk with you through the process; keep you informed on the progress of your matter; and provide you with knowledgeable, experienced, solid legal advice to guide you toward resolution. Our lawyers have significant trial experience and are recognized for their excellence in advocacy by peers and professional organizations, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Kerr Russell also has extensive experience in medical malpractice appellate matters.  We prepare amicus briefings on behalf of the Michigan State Medical Society and handle appeals at the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, and federal appellate level.

Our full-service medical malpractice focus includes:

  • Evaluation and assessment during Notice of Intent period
  • Litigation of contested claims
  • Post-trial and appellate practice
  • Licensure investigations
  • HIPAA and requests for medical records
  • Medical staff matters

We successfully represent a variety of health care professionals including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Groups
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Radiologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical Assistants
+Practicing Attorneys & Staff


Daniel G. Beyer


Catherine Edwards


Stephen D. McGraw


Derek R. Boyd


Patricia C. Schabath

Of Counsel

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