Laura Jordan is co-chair of the firm’s national nursing home litigation team within the Medical Malpractice practice. Laura, a former registered nurse, focuses on the defense of medical malpractice and nursing home litigation in state and federal courts. On behalf of institutions and health care professionals, Laura defends against a range of claims from inception through trial preparation.
Laura represents hospitals, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from all types of medical and surgical procedures, from plastic surgery to traumatic birth leading to infant neurological impairment. Laura also has handled malpractice cases involving the alleged malfunction or misuse of robotic and other surgical devices. Her representation of nursing homes includes the defense of claims arising from fall accidents, subcutaneous ulcers, and failure to timely transfer to the hospital.
Prior to and during law school, Laura worked for nearly 15 years as an operating room nurse. Her medical knowledge and understanding of hospital operations enables her to quickly gain the client’s confidence and uncover key issues in a case that may not be apparent from medical records alone.
Laura regularly presents in-service and continuing education programs to residents, interns and other health care professionals on topics ranging from medical malpractice basics to informed consent. She has developed and participated in mock depositions and cross examinations presented to clients, including a program that is now required viewing by one client’s insured doctors in order to renew their policies.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Laura B. Jordan