When a health care professional is sued, the stakes are high. The attorneys at Goodman Allen Donnelly recognize the unique risks faced by health care providers when a lawsuit challenges their professional reputation. Our attorneys have successfully represented thousands of health care professionals throughout the commonwealth of Virginia including physicians in virtually every specialty, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals, long term care facilities, self-insured health systems and others in both state and federal court as well as before their respective professional licensing boards.

Each of the attorneys who established Goodman Allen Donnelly in 1998 devoted the majority of their practice to representing health care providers and it remains that way today.

Working side by side with their clients, the attorneys and paralegals at Goodman Allen Donnelly who comprise the medical malpractice defense team, use an extensive network of specialists to conduct medical record reviews and research to provide the best available medical defenses. We are trial lawyers. Our success in the courtroom is based on the many years of experience we have with presenting medical issues to juries and is measured in the results we have reached for our clients. We have defended clients in cases involving the complete spectrum of medical negligence allegations, such as those that claim failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, medication errors, nursing errors, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, post-operative complications, labor and delivery, interpretation of diagnostic studies, pathological interpretation, and management of antibiotic therapy, just to name a few. Our attorneys are consistently awarded recognition as “ Super Lawyers”, “Best Lawyers” and “Legal Elite” in medical malpractice defense and health care law in various publications throughout Virginia and nationally.

Goodman Allen Donnelly is committed to being on the leading edge of the major legal issues affecting health care professionals both today and tomorrow, giving our clients the tools they need to be proactive in avoiding liability all together. Our attorneys and paralegals remain current on emergent medico-legal developments and issues through active participation in industry related organizations, in hospital grand rounds, on hospital bioethics and practice group committees and frequent lecturing to clients and their staff on emerging risk management issues.


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