Healthcare Defense Attorneys

Pitzer Snodgrass has handled a wide range of litigation in the medical and dental industry and our medical malpractice practice group has experience representing individual physicians as well as hospitals, practice groups, managed care organizations and other healthcare providers and organizations.

We can handle all aspects of medical malpractice including litigation, contract and business disputes, negligence and other forms of legal issues to the healthcare industry.

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Will Cancers From “Vaping” Be the Next Toxic Tort?

The new trend among smokers, those trying to quit, and even non-smokers, are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These e-cigarettes are marketed as a same alternative to cigarettes, but are they really safe? If they are not safe, will diseases caused [...]

The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri.  A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolv [...]

Missouri Senate Bill 239 – Reinstatement of Damage Caps In Medical Malpractice Cases

When evaluating a claim for medical malpractice, the potential exposure is a key consideration for both health care provider and defense counsel.  Until recently, plaintiffs could receive unlimited non-economic damages awards in medical malpractice lawsu [...]

Does the Cap on Non-Economic Damages for Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Actions Still Apply After Watts v. Cox, et al.?

One of the most monumental decisions in the medical malpractice world in Missouri was handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court in Deborah Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, et al., 376 S.W.3d 633 (Mo. 2012), on July 31, 2012. As most in the medical [...]


Dean C. Nichols receives Defendants Verdict for Medical Malpractice Claim

PS Partner: Dean C. Nichols We represented: Michael Horwitz DPM and Feet For Life Centers  Venue: St. Louis County Facts: Plaintiff had bunions on both feet and came to Dr. Horwitz for treatment. Plaintiff claimed she did not have hammert [...]

Dean Nichols with a Defense Verdict in Healthcare Medical Claim

Charles Alper v. Gentiva Health Services PS Partner who tried case: Dean C. Nichols We represented: Gentiva Health Services Venue: St. Louis County, Missouri Facts:  Plaintiff underwent a bypass surgery with grafts and was discharged from [...]

Defendant Verdict in Medical Malpractice Claim

Penny Keller v. James J. Dalla Riva, M.D. and Thomas Hulsen M.D. Pitzer Snodgrass Partner who tried case: Michael J. Pitzer We represented: Thomas Hulsen, M.D. Venue: Madison County, Illinois Circuit Court Facts:  Plaintiff's small intes [...]

Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case

Hickman v. Chavez, et al. Partner who tried case: Michael J. Pitzer We represented: Defendant one, an internist and Defendant two, a pulmonologist/critical care physician Venue: St. Clair County Illinois Circuit Court Facts: This was a wro [...]