• Clinical Laboratory Malpractice

    Experienced Defense Counsel for Clinical Laboratory Clients

    Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is attuned to the complex legal issues and challenges clinical laboratories must confront on a daily basis. Our firm’s Clinical Laboratory Malpractice group works with a broad base of laboratory clients, including:

    • Large clinical reference laboratories
    • Hospital laboratories
    • Specialty drug testing laboratories
    • Independent medical laboratories
    • Laboratories that provide insurance-related services

    Our lawyers handle claims against these clients at the regional and national levels, both directly (self-insured) and through their insurance carriers. Our work includes counseling and defending laboratory directors, pathologists, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians and the many other staff members that are a part of the clinical laboratory environment. We are experienced in defending our clients against all types of liability claims, from minor personal injuries to cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Our representation covers all aspects of laboratory operations, including claims involving:

    • Failure to diagnose
    • Improper diagnosis
    • Failure to properly report results in a timely manner
    • Misidentified specimens
    • False HIV reports
    • Nerve damage associated with blood withdrawals
    • Infections
    • Slip and fall cases
    • Motor vehicle accidents involving couriers
    • Other general accidents that occur in the workplace

    With nearly twenty years of experience in the field, we have a keen understanding of laboratory operations and the regulations governing best practices in the clinical laboratory environment. Our firm also has extensive contacts in the industry who work hand in hand with us to develop a solid defense in response to malpractice and other liability claims.

    Swift and Collaborative Approach

    When claims and lawsuits surface, MSZL&M attorneys act quickly to conduct an early evaluation of potential liability and damages. We believe in providing our clinical laboratory clients with a complete and realistic picture of the risks at the outset, so they can make informed choices as to how to proceed with the matter. We also value the input of our clients and regularly call upon their experience and expertise when reviewing the facts and developing a case plan. From the IT team and laboratory technicians to the pathologists and laboratory director, our attorneys will initiate contact with every person who may be able to assist in building our strategy.

    At MSZL&M we aim to protect our clients from liability exposures associated with their clinical laboratory operations. While our primary emphasis is to bring new and existing claims to a swift and favorable resolution, should we uncover additional areas of concern during the course of litigation, we will recommend steps our client may need to take to avoid future liability claims and other legal issues.