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Medical Malpractice Liability

At Smith Sovik, defending and winning medical malpractice cases is at the heart of what we do. We’ve defended cases of misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, post-operative problems, birth trauma, anesthesia complications, emergency room errors, laboratory mistakes, medications errors and issues with nursing care.

We use a team approach, and together our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases for physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, ophthalmologists, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, therapists, EMTs, psychiatrists, psychologists and other healthcare providers.

Smith Sovik also represents healthcare professionals under investigation by the OPMC/OPD of the New York State Department of Health. Our experienced lawyers help clients avoid disciplinary sanctions that could lead to loss of license, probation, censure or a letter of reprimand.

We’ve defended medical malpractice claims for Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Academic Health, PICA, AIG, NCMIC, OneBeacon, Travelers, CNA and more.

NCMIC is a writer of medical malpractice coverage in all 50 states.  We demand the highest level of service from our defense counsel.  Firms that don't meet our expectations are dismissed without hesitation.  Smith Sovik has been providing legal services to NCMIC since 1995.  They are aggressive in defending our cases and responsive to the needs of our insureds and my claims staff.  Kevin Hulslander and Jim Lantier are as good or better than any attorneys we have in the country.

Bruce Beal
Vice President of Claims
NCMIC Insurance Company