We know health care liability. We spent more than twenty years combined representing the nation’s largest healthcare corporations and physician insurance companies in their highest stakes litigation. We know the law, the tactics, the best experts, and the worst tricks from the defense playbook. Maybe even more importantly, the defendants know us. Our very presence in cases helps drives faster, larger settlements. And when the defendants won’t settle, we’re ready and willing to take it to a jury.
Health care liability cases have always been expensive and highly technical. With the recent changes to Tennessee law, they’ve also become minefields for plaintiff’s attorneys. One only needs to needs to browse the daily release of appellate decisions to appreciate the risk of suffering a procedural-based dismissal after making huge investments in experts and analysis. Partnering with us on cases involving medical malpractice allows you to focus on your area of expertise while we fund and prosecute the matter through its conclusion.
Our firm model is based on devoting a large amount of resources to a relatively small number of cases. We limit our caseload by choice, focusing on high-exposure matters that often require extreme work-up, extreme financial commitment, or both.
Cases demanding thousands of hours of attorney time and tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment present very real risks to even the most experienced and well-capitalized attorneys. Adding a significant health care liability or wrongful death case to an already booming practice will almost certainly negatively impact your other clients. There’s also the possibility of a large net loss if expenses exceed recovery. At the same time, no lawyer wants to repeatedly pass on potentially lucrative matters. Partnering with Cummings Manookian, allowing us to fund and prosecute high-investment cases, frees you to focus on your existing practice while retaining the benefits you deserve for initially securing the client.