Professional Liability

Trial Attorneys for Business Professionals 

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial’s Professional Liability Practice Group has extensive knowledge and experience with clients in almost every major profession. We recognize that professional liability litigation calls for legal expertise as well as a thorough understanding of the practices and protocols underlying the particular profession. Members of our Professional Liability Practice Group maintain both skill sets and apply relentless determination toward achieving the best possible results for our clients. 

Some of the many professions and professional entities that we represent include:

  • Accountants
  • Agents
  • Aircraft mechanics, owners and pilots
  • Architects
  • Chiropractors
  • Contractors
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Directors and officers
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance brokers
  • Lawyers
  • Mechanics
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nursing homes
  • Oral surgeons
  • Osteopaths
  • Paralegals
  • Personal Representatives 
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Real estate agents
  • Tire technicians

The Professional Liability Practice Group has primarily focused on the defense of professional liability claims. We have enjoyed much success and are honored to have obtained defense verdicts for numerous professionals across the country. In the health care field alone, firm partners have collectively tried over 300 medical malpractice cases in Georgia and nationally.

Recent Professional Liability Cases

  • Represented design professionals in a $500 million claim involving the Central Artery Tunnel Project (the “Big Dig”) in Boston.
  • Awarded a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case involving a wrongful death claim brought against an Atlanta cardiovascular thoracic surgeon.
  • Awarded summary judgment on behalf of professional engineer in connection with $9 million property damage claim arising from design of storm water detention vault.
  • Awarded a defense verdict in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire in a case where a professional engineer allegedly produced deficient specifications for a municipal landfill. The plaintiff was seeking more than $8 million.
  • Awarded a defense verdict for an Atlanta cardiovascular surgeon in a medical malpractice suit in which the plaintiff was rendered a paraplegic, allegedly as a result of laparoscopic procedure.
  • Achieved a favorable trial result for a professional engineering firm against a plaintiff seeking $35 million for breach of contract and $1.7 million for an indemnity claim. Total damages awarded on the breach of contract claim were $91,000, and $975,000 was awarded on the indemnity claim.
  • Negotiated a highly favorable settlement on behalf of a CPA firm and its principals against charges of negligence and fraud based on the accountants' alleged recommendations regarding titling real property in the name of a C-Corporation.
  • Successfully defended multiple law firms, in Atlanta and nationally, against claims of legal malpractice.
  • Successfully prosecuted a $70 million claim involving negligent construction and design of a luxury hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Obtained a favorable result for a South Carolina home healthcare agency against a malpractice claim alleging that four days of chemotherapy was improperly infused in a single day.
  • Successfully defended an Illinois pathology lab in a failure to diagnose breast cancer.
  • Favorably resolved a claim against a hospital that alleged narcotic overdose resulted in profound brain damage and a persistent vegetative state.
  • Successfully defended a professional engineering firm in a trial involving alleged property damage and wrongful death in which a retaining wall in Seattle failed during a landslide. At the close of the plaintiff’s evidence, our client was granted a judgment as a matter of law.
  • Obtained a favorable verdict for a pathologist who allegedly failed to read a slide indicating the presence of lung cancer. The verdict was substantially below the pre-trial demand.

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