U.S. Maternal Mortality Ranking Drives Two New Standards From The Joint Commission Part 2

U.S. Maternal Mortality Ranking Drives Two New Standards From The Joint Commission Part 2

In the second standard, Reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal severe hypertension/preeclampsia, there are six elements of performance.Both of these standards address prevention, recognition, treatment and education to improve maternal outcomes. While improving outcomes is a goal every organization will support, we feel these standards may also offer the opportunity to reduce potential liability and litigation.

December 2020  [ READ MORE ]

U.S. Maternal Mortality Ranking Drives Two New Standards From The Joint Commission.

U.S. Maternal Mortality Ranking Drives Two New Standards From The Joint Commission.

Maternal hemorrhage is one of the most important clinical issues in obstetrics today – and a not uncommon source of potential liability in obstetrical negligence litigation. This new standard, "Reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal hemorrhage," was based on recommendations from technical advisors, clinicians, and administrators and included extensive literature review.

October 2019  [ READ MORE ]

HPS Hiring Partner Becomes President of the Society of Trial Lawyers

HPS Hiring Partner Becomes President of the Society of Trial Lawyers

In September, Michele Anderson, Hiring Partner at Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC (HPS), became the president of the Society of Trial Lawyers (the Society), only the second female to hold the post in the Society's near 100-year history.

October 2019  [ READ MORE ]

Clausing and Lalmalani secure defensive verdict in OB negligence case

Clausing and Lalmalani secure defensive verdict in OB negligence case

Marilee Clausing, Managing Partner, and Sapna Lalmalani, Partner, secured a defense verdict in a case involving allegations that a neonatal death was caused by the medical negligence of the attending obstetrician and OB hospitalist.

September 2019  [ READ MORE ]

Eight HPS Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2019

Eight HPS Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2019

Marilee Clausing, Jacob Z. Goldstein, Hugh C. Griffin, David C. Hall, Benjamin E. Patterson, Michael E. Prangle, Eric P. Schoonveld and Jacqueline B. Sharuzi have all been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2019.

January 2019  [ READ MORE ]

Chicago: Clausing and Bletsas Successfully Defend Cytopathologist Against $22M Negligence Claim

Chicago: Clausing and Bletsas Successfully Defend Cytopathologist Against $22M Negligence Claim

In August 2017, HPS attorneys Marilee Clausing and Charlie Bletsas secured a defense verdict for a Chicago cytopathologist after six hours of deliberations in a claim alleging the doctor failed to identify pre-cancerous dysplasia.

August 2017  [ READ MORE ]

HPS Marks One Year Anniversary of Ten-Attorney Group's Arrival to Chicago Office

HPS Marks One Year Anniversary of Ten-Attorney Group's Arrival to Chicago Office

HPS marks one year since the addition of ten outstanding attorneys to our Chicago office, including senior partners Marilee Clausing, Laura Ginett, Amy Kane and Michele Anderson, partners Charles Bletsas and Aaron Ryan, and associates Katherine Dzik, Sabina Babel, Sapna Lalmalani, and Molly Pankauskas.

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Chicago: Clausing and Dzik Successfully Defend Obstetrician/Gynecologist Against $2.1 Million Suit Over Surgery Injury

Chicago: Clausing and Dzik Successfully Defend Obstetrician/Gynecologist Against $2.1 Million Suit Over Surgery Injury

In May 2015, HPS attorneys Marilee Clausing and Kate Dzik secured a victory on behalf of their client, an obstetrician/gynecologist. The plaintiff sought $2.1 million by arguing negligence on the part of the performing physician, but Clausing and Dzik successfully defended their client, noting the injury was a known and recognized complication of the procedure.

May 2015[ READ MORE ]

HPS Expansion Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article "10 Med-Mal Lawyers Join Defense Firm"

HPS Expansion Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article "10 Med-Mal Lawyers Join Defense Firm"

HPS’ recent expansion was featured in the April 1, 2015, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, “10 med-mal lawyers join defense firm.” The article contains interviews with Marilee Clausing and Laura Ginett, names new senior partners Amy Kane and Michele Anderson, partners Charles Bletsas and Aaron Ryan, and associates Katherine Dzik, Sabina Babel, Sapna Lalmalani, and Molly Pankauskas, and discusses the involvement of HPS founder David Hall and managing partner Jennifer Ries-Buntain.

April 2015  [ READ MORE ]

HPS Expands Healthcare Litigation Practice with Addition of Ten New Attorneys in Chicago

HPS Expands Healthcare Litigation Practice with Addition of Ten New Attorneys in Chicago

Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC (HPS), a national litigation defense firm, is pleased to announce the addition of ten new attorneys to its Chicago office, including senior partners Marilee Clausing, Laura Ginett, Amy Kane and Michele Anderson. Joining them are partners Charles Bletsas and Aaron Ryan, and associates Katherine Dzik, Sabina Babel, Sapna Lalmalani, and Molly Pankauskas.

Apr 2015[ READ MORE ]

HPS Hosts CLE Panel Discussion on Large Verdicts and Settlements in Birth Trauma Cases and Strategies to Counter Rising Damage Claims

HPS hosted a CLE Panel Discussion on June 20th on Large Verdicts and Settlements in Birth Trauma Cases and Strategies to Counter Rising Damage Claims

June 2018  [ READ MORE ]