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We understand what is at stake in a medical malpractice allegation. We defend hospitals, physicians, and other providers, and their reputations.

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Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyers & Attorneys

BKBH has a long history of defending medical providers throughout Montana, including physicians, physician groups, hospitals, clinics, nurses, dentists, and numerous other healthcare providers.

Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled hundreds of claims filed against physicians and hospitals across Montana. Of the cases we have defended, approximately half were dropped after Medical Legal Panel proceedings, and the other half went on to further litigation. Of those that went to litigation, the majority ended with dismissals, defense verdicts, summary judgments, and settlements.

Medical Malpractice Defense for Insurers

For many years we have defended cases for multiple medical malpractice insurers.  Our Helena office is strategically located for medical malpractice defense as The Montana Medical Legal Panel sits in Helena where any medical malpractice case must first be heard by the screening panel.

Representing Medical Providers When Reputations are On the Line

We know what is at stake when medical providers are sued.  Reputations.  Potential significant monetary claims.  Sometimes, even the ability of the provider to continue to offer medical services.

We are unwavering in our dedication to and defense of medical providers.  We rely on our years of experience, a team approach, and the tenacity required to undertake the meticulous work required.  In defending medical malpractice claims, our team philosophy includes input from the physician/hospital client and the insurer or third-party administrator.  We know that open and transparent communication maximizes favorable outcomes.

We have experience defending a diverse array of medical malpractice allegations, including the failure to diagnose cancer in its many forms and sites, surgical cases (both general and specialized), failure to timely diagnose or failure to obtain appropriate diagnostic testing, alleged surgical errors resulting in serious injury or death, and obstetrical cases including childbirth complications and perinatal asphyxia. When there is no basis for the claim, we have tried cases to a successful verdict for our clients.  We have represented physicians with a wide range of specialization, including:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Family Practitioners
  • Radiologists
  • Internists
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Oncologists
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Pediatricians
  • General Surgeons

Representative Matters

  • Defending Clients in More Than 100 Cases of Alleged Medical Malpractice in Montana
  • Successful Outcomes Including Approximately Half of Our Clients’ Cases Dropped After Medical Legal Panel Proceedings
  • The Majority of the Cases that Continued after Medical Legal Proceedings Resulted with Dismissals, Defense Verdicts, Summary Judgments, and Settlements

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