Missouri Governor Parson recently signed legislation that contains protections for healthcare providers, manufacturers, and other businesses from tort liability related to the COVID-19 pandemic....
Terry O'Toole is an experienced trial lawyer with proven results. He has tried over 30 cases to verdict in state and federal courts and in 2017 was awarded the Lon O. Hocker award by the Missouri Bar Foundation for excellence in trial advocacy. A former police detective and criminal prosecutor, Terry utilizes his unique skill set to serve his clients in all aspects of risk management, investigation, case preparation, and trial.
Terry concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice and general liability defense, including personal injury, security, insurance, and transportation law. He works regularly with clients ranging from healthcare providers, claims managers, and in-house counsel to provide counsel and advocacy tailored to each client’s unique needs.
Jury verdict for healthcare clients in alleged wrongful death medical malpractice action (2017)
Jury verdict for healthcare client against allegations of premises liability, demand of $350,000 (2016)
10.02.18 | Congratulations to Team Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice members Nate Leming, Terry O'Toole, Megan Sterchi Lammert, and Adam Olszeski, as well as their BJC HealthCare running partners, for putting up some impressive numbers at the recent 2018 Biz Dash 5K held in
In a wrongful death medical malpractice case, a St. Louis County jury returned a verdict for our clients, an emergency medicine physician and hospital nursing staff, after a five-day trial. At trial, Plaintiff claimed that the emergency medicine physician and hospital facility nursing staff wrongfully administered...
In the trial of a premises liability case arising from alleged serious injuries sustained from a fall in an underground parking garage, a City of St. Louis jury returned a verdict in favor of our health care client.
05.05.20 | As the U.S. deals with COVID-19, there are already signs of concern for our healthcare providers being attacked in the future. In part three of our series of blog articles delving into potential dangers for healthcare providers related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we consider the American Medical Association's push for states to pursue liability protections for healthcare professionals.
04.22.20 | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has announced a plan of enforcement discretion regarding telehealth communications and testing sites during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency. As a result, HHS will not impose penalties for covered healthcare providers' noncompliance with HIPAA in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth during the emergency.
04.15.20 | The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled a trial court abused its discretion in applying the general rule against admissibility of subsequent remedial measures, where the record showed the defendant was aware of a problem and had proposed remedial measures before the accident occurred.
11.26.19 | The Illinois Court of Appeals recently weighed in on the distinction between neurological injury and psychological damage as applied to the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act in Sparger v. Yamini.
07.23.19 | Plaintiff Gerald Ward originally sued Decatur Memorial Hospital in 2009 alleging medical malpractice in the treatment of his brother who developed a post-surgery bed sore that became infected. Plaintiff alleged that...
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