Health Care Liability

Choosing the right team of lawyers can make all the difference in the outcome in your case. Since not all law firms or attorneys are equally talented in the courtroom or in their ability to bring your case to a quick and cost effective resolution, we encourage you to compare firms and counsel. We are confident that your investigation will lead you to choose our team.

What sets our Health Care Liability team attorneys apart from the competition is the simple fact that we are determined to win. We aren't afraid to take on the most demanding and complicated cases—cases that other firms are unwilling or unable to tackle.

Los Angeles Partner Louis W. Pappas heads the Health Care Liability team at Manning Kass. Mr. Pappas has a distinguished record of successfully defending complex, high-exposure jury trials in courtrooms throughout the State of California. For more than 29 years, Mr. Pappas' impressive trial experience in healthcare has ranged from defending the individual clinician in medical malpractice actions involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death or birth injuries; to representing major medical centers and public entities. While his statewide trial practice continues to be focused on the healthcare industry, Mr. Pappas has developed expertise in the representation and defense of clients, including many Fortune 50 Companies, in general liability litigation and trials where a significant portion of the damages involve medical-related issues. Mr. Pappas is a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization of seasoned trial attorneys responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession.

The Health Care Liability team at Manning Kass specializes in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, hospitals, surgery centers, health care institutions, and allied health professionals in malpractice lawsuits; institutional provider liability, including managed care litigation; elder abuse, medical and allied health board hearings; administrative hearings and drug/medical devise litigation. Collectively, the attorneys in the Health Care Liability team have more than 100 years of experience and have successfully defended thousands of professional liability and drug/medical device litigation lawsuits. We are proud of the reputation we have built, having defended literally dozens of cases throughout the western United States by providing uncompromising service and personal attention to every client.