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Ms. Hoffman is a health care litigator who helps systems, hospitals, clinics, and individual providers navigate and prevent lawsuits, investigations, board proceedings, and hearings.
Ms. Hoffman regularly defends providers in multi-million dollar birth injury cases in both state and federal court. She also represents providers in licensing actions, and counsels health care clients regarding various legal issues, including laws governing treatment of patients with mental illnesses and confidentiality of medical records.
Ms. Hoffman is co-chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee and also serves as a volunteer for the Tubman Safety Project.
Ms. Hoffman is routinely part of litigation teams handling high-damage medical malpractice cases involving complex medical and legal issues.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict for an obstetrical practice group accused of negligence in failing to deliver a child born with e. coli meningitis, born to a mother with preterm premature rupture of membranes, who left the hospital against her physicians’ advice.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict for an emergency room physician in a case involving allegations of improperly prescribing an antibiotic, and contentions of extensive medication side effects.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict for a dermatopathologist accused of failing to diagnose melanoma in a wrongful death case.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict in a birth injury case for a family practice physician accused of failing to timely deliver a child later diagnosed with neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsy.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict for a general surgeon in a case involving a pseudomonas bacterial infection, and allegations that defendant surgeon failed to perform an examination that would have led to earlier diagnosis of the infection.
Part of a litigation team that obtained a defense verdict in a negligent nondisclosure case involving disclosure of risks of LASIK surgery.
Honors & Awards
Ms. Hoffman regularly presents to and trains health care providers and lawyers on issues relating to health care law and the greater industry.