Practice Areas


The representation of healthcare institutions and medical professionals in professional negligence claims requires a unique combination of medical and legal knowledge and experience. Through decades of representation of physicians, nurses, and corporate clients, Scrudder Bass attorneys and staff have developed extensive experience in both advising and representing healthcare providers and their employees in a wide array of claims involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, gross negligence, negligent credentialing, negligent retention, fraud, and informed consent. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation in a thorough yet cost-effective manner.

Our attorneys have been extremely successful not only in the trial of medical malpractice lawsuits, but also in the dismissal of these claims through motion practice. This is accomplished through detailed investigation and research into the medical issues involved, effective cross-examination of expert witnesses, and years of experience in this constantly changing field of law. We have also obtained many successful results for our clients in both the appellate courts and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Our firm recognizes that the legal representation of healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals goes far beyond the defense of professional negligence claims. Accordingly, our attorneys also specialize in providing guidance to our clients on a wide variety of institutional issues. Our firm has assisted our institutional and corporate clients in the development and amendment of policies and procedures, quality improvement, and HIPAA compliance. We have also provided guidance regarding compliance with federal and state regulations and joint commission standards. Our attorneys also have years of experience in addressing the numerous issues faced daily by healthcare institutions, including third-party subpoenas, juvenile court issues, and document production.