Medical Malpractice


There is practically no area of negligence law that is more specialized than that of defending doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals in malpractice actions. For example, in Pennsylvania alone, there are special pleading requirements, special discovery rules, different collateral source rules, and different jury instructions that are specific to medical malpractice actions. The attorneys at Cipriani & Werner who are in the medical malpractice group understand the unique laws that are specific to defending medical malpractice cases and the intricacies of defending such cases in a particular area within the tri-state region.

Cipriani & Werner attorneys in the medical malpractice group study “the medicine.” Our attorneys pride themselves in learning the terminology, techniques, and practices that will form the backbone of the defense and crafting a translation that can best communicate to the jury the medical issues involved in the litigation. This is accomplished through the attorneys’ past experiences and generalized continued legal/medical education, as well as working with the defendant’s medical provider and drawing upon the knowledge of local experts in relevant fields as necessary to craft and provide a complete picture for the jury.

Even the trial of the medical malpractice case is oftentimes unique with voluminous medical records, expert treatises, medical fact witnesses, medical expert witnesses, and demonstrative evidence that must be organized and presented to the jury in a concise, persuasive manner. All partners in the medical malpractice group have tried cases to verdict, and have represented doctors, practice groups, nurses, and/or hospitals through the litigation process. Cipriani & Werner attorneys recognize and appreciate that the defense of a medical malpractice case is not only about the facts and the law, but also about the reputation and career of the medical provider involved. The firm strives to enable the medical provider to be as involved as he/she wants to be, while being mindful that defending against claims of malpractice can be stressful to the provider and have a profound impact on his/her practice.