KGS concentrates on the representation of health care providers including physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners, and hospitals who have been named defendants in lawsuits throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois. Extensive experience with all types of medical negligence claims combined with our continued education during every case enables our attorneys to successfully defend our health care clients. We work very closely with our insurance carrier representatives and in-house counsel to develop defense theories and strategies to bring cases to appropriate conclusion, whether through alternate dispute resolution or jury trial. We have substantial contacts throughout the region and nationally which provide us opportunities to consult with and retain top experts in virtually any specialty. Additionally, having tried dozens of cases in Missouri and Southern Illinois state courts, we have the added benefit of knowledge of and experience before the judiciary who hear our client’s cases.
Professional Regulatory Board Investigations
In addition to representing physicians, nurses, and other allied health and advance practitioners in medical negligence claims, the attorneys at KGS also have extensive experience handling investigations, claims, and administrative hearings involving the various state boards who regulate those professions. We frequently counsel health professionals and provide guidance regarding responses to state board inquiries, preparation of initial or renewal applications for staff privileges and credentialing for hospitals, questions relating to medical staff due process concerns, and multi-state licensure applications or renewals. Quite often these discussions arise during the course of pending medical negligence claims, however, the attorneys at KGS also assist with regulatory, staff, and credentialing issues outside of the litigation process.
The attorneys at KGS have substantial experience representing various professional of various disciplines in cases alleging professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. We routinely represent insurance agents and brokers in claims arising out of alleged failures to secure insurance or otherwise counsel clients regarding the types of coverages available. Our attorneys have also been called upon to represent other professionals and service providers including third party administrators, actuaries, and corporate directors.
The attorneys at KGS regularly counsel clients regarding insurance coverage and bad faith issues. Our attorneys are experienced in representing insurance carriers across a wide range of insurance disputes. We have been called upon, prior to litigation, to participate in the claim process including investigation, policy interpretation, coverage opinions, and claim evaluation. Our team knows how to assess the parties’ respective obligations under all applicable policies and counsel clients accordingly. KGS attorneys have represented parties in breach of insurance contract claims, declaratory judgments, equitable garnishment actions, and lawsuits seeking extra-contractual and exemplary damages.
Premises and Retail Liability
The trial attorneys at KGS are experienced in the defense of a wide variety of premises liability and personal injury claims. We have defended numerous businesses in cases ranging from falls to third-party criminal attacks to death. Our lawyers carefully analyze the facts of each case for opportunities to dispose of the case through pre-trial motions or shift the risk of liability to the appropriate party where allowed by law or contract.
including mass toxic torts, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals
The attorneys at KGS have more than a decade of experience defending various types of product liability claims including those directed at manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. We have represented multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device companies, local orthotic and prosthetic device manufacturers, and small family-owned businesses that face claims associated with alleged product defects. Additionally, our attorneys have defended several large and small companies that face claims associated with product defects and premises liability related to asbestos, silica, talc exposure and other toxic tort causes of action.
KGS attorneys have handled hundreds of product and premises liability cases in challenging venues such as the City of St. Louis and the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair.