Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Satterwhite Taddeo routinely represents physicians, specialty practice groups, hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers in disputes arising out of the delivery of health care. The firm’s attorneys are adept at preparing targeted, aggressive defenses to disputes involving catastrophic injury, permanent disability and wrongful death claims.

Medical specialties represented have included:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Counseling
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Hematology
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Oral surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Matters

The attorneys at Satterwhite Taddeo represent healthcare providers before the professional licensing and regulatory boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions. The firm also represents healthcare providers in matters involving credentialing, privileging and peer review.

Long Term Care

Satterwhite Taddeo routinely defends providers in the long-term care industry, representing both facilities and individuals (physicians, medical directors, nurses and nurse practitioners). The firm’s attorneys have defended cases involving geriatric medicine, internal medicine, wound care and palliative care.

Premises Liability in Healthcare Setting

The firm’s attorneys represent providers in premises liability matters unique to the healthcare industry. This experience enhances our ability to provide advice and counsel on risk assessment and risk management measures.

Mental Health 

Mental health professionals regularly face challenges and situations rarely seen by other healthcare providers.  Satterwhite Taddeo attorneys have represented mental health professionals in a variety of claims, including claims involving “danger to self/danger to others” and are prepared to assist in the defense of these unique matters.

Correctional Medicine

Providing healthcare in correctional facilities provides unique challenges, as do lawsuits arising from that care. Our attorneys have defended claims in state court asserting medical malpractice and in federal court alleging constitutional violations (deliberate indifference to a serious medical need).

Professional Liability 

Drawing upon their trial experience and expertise, particularly the presentation of complex testimony and cross-examination of opposing fact and expert witnesses, the firm’s lawyers have successfully defended claims against a variety of professionals outside the health care field, including lawyers, accountants, and contractors.

Products Liability 

Satterwhite Taddeo aggressively defends claims of defective product design, manufacturing, marketing and repair brought against retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. The firm’s lawyers have experience defending a wide-range of products in both wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Representative cases include the successful defense of the following:

  • Industrial equipment and consumer product manufacturers in cases alleging exposure to asbestos
  • Automotive manufacturer in wrongful death case involving keyless ignition
  • Automotive manufacturers in serious personal injury cases involving airbag deployment
  • Automotive manufacturer in seat back collapse resulting in quadriplegia
  • Crashworthiness of automotive manufacturer’s vehicle resulting in childhood quadriplegia and traumatic brain injury
  • Jet-ski manufacturer in a case involving high-pressure water jet thrust resulting in catastrophic internal injuries
  • Water heater manufacturer in personal injury case involving alleged carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Wheel chair manufacturer in personal injury case involving alleged defect in aftermarket component failure

Satterwhite Taddeo also represents product manufacturers and their insurance carriers in contractual disputes, risk-management issues, first- and third-party actions, discovery disputes, and declaratory judgment actions.

Mass Tort

Industrial equipment, consumer products, and aviation propulsion systems manufacturers and national coordinating counsel rely on Satterwhite Taddeo’s experience and knowledge of Virginia courts when they need trusted local counsel, as well as their decades of experience in mass tort defense in state and federal jurisdictions across the country. Leveraging a background in national MDL litigation with experience handling cases throughout Virginia and federal courts nationwide, the lawyers at Satterwhite Taddeo are not just “litigators” who handle discovery and depositions, they are proven, battle-tested trial lawyers.

Appellate Litigation 

Having a successful trial practice has provided Satterwhite Taddeo with extensive experience defending those results on appeal. Decades of practice with the substantive law and unparalleled experience with trial procedure have given Satterwhite Taddeo attorneys the tools they have needed to argue, and win, in state and federal appellate courts.

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Satterwhite Taddeo P.C.

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7231 Forest Ave, Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23226

T. 804-554-1800 | F. 804-554-1801

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