Our appellate team handles both in-house appeals and appeals referred to us by other trial counsel and clients. We have a proven track record of success in both state and federal appellate courts. Many of the most influential court decisions involving healthcare litigation were briefed and argued by attorneys from our firm. We advise and consult with trial lawyers as they prepare for trial, identify major issues that will likely be reviewed by appellate courts, and counsel on the likelihood of successfully prosecuting or defending an appeal. Our services also include preparing jury instructions with an eye for eventual appeal, and ensuring a proper record is held to lay the groundwork for favorable appellate review.
Fergen v. Sestero, 182 Wn.2d 794 (2015)
In medical malpractice action, Washington Supreme Court upheld exercise of judgment instruction, which reminds a jury that if a physician exercises the reasonable care and skill generally required by the physician's position, the physician's choosing between alternate treatments or diagnoses does not make the physician legally liable for making a wrong choice.
Ockletree v. Franciscan Health Sys., 179 W.2d 769 (2014)
Ambach v. French, 167 Wn.2d 167 (2009)