Healthcare and Professional Liability

Wagstaff & Cartmell’s healthcare defense team represents leading hospital systems, physician groups, individual doctors and other healthcare professionals in malpractice cases in every area of medicine.

  • We proudly represent Kansas City institutions
  • Expertise across the entire healthcare field
  • Midwest leader in healthcare defense cases

To learn more about our Healthcare Defense work, contact us at (816) 701-1100.

Defending those who serve our communities

Wagstaff & Cartmell’s longstanding expertise in healthcare defense has made us one of the most highly respected healthcare defense practices in the Midwest. We value our clients and are proud of our long-lasting relationships with Kansas City institutions such as Saint Luke’s Health System, The Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics and HCA Midwest.

We recognize the important work and sacrifice of members of the medical community and are proud to represent them across a variety of healthcare defense cases. Our expertise stems from decades of experience with area judges, juries and adversaries. We routinely handle pre-suit investigations; lawsuits throughout Missouri, Kansas and other states; and matters involving issues of licensing, disciplines, staff privileges and other similar matters before administrative agencies and regulatory boards.

Notable Litigation

  • Defense Verdict – Commercial Litigation

    Wagstaff & Cartmell attorney, Brian Madden, represented an oil and gas company sued for nuisance and unjust enrichment in federal court in Wichita, Kansas. The Plaintiff, a natural gas storage and transportation company, sought $90 million in damages for the production and sale of alleged storage gas. After a four-week jury trial, the jury returned a defense verdict for Brian's client.

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  • Defense Verdict – Ruptured Appendix with Complications

    Wagstaff & Cartmell successfully defended a family practice physician in a five-day jury trial in Douglas County, Kansas, in which the plaintiff asserted a claim of medical negligence and sought $3.3 million in damages. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant was negligent by failing to appropriately work up and diagnose appendicitis during a visit to an urgent care clinic. The plaintiff w

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  • Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case – $1.95 Million Pretrial Demand

    Brandon Henry and Tom Rottinghaus successfully defended a local surgeon and medical group in a jury trial in Jackson County, Missouri, in which the plaintiffs asserted claims of medical malpractice and wrongful death, and sought damages in the amount of $2,465,347.24. The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants were negligent for failing to fully repair the patient’s paraesophageal hernia during

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