Laura Eschleman appointed Vice Chair of DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee

Laura Eschleman was appointed as Vice Chair of the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee, a Committee made up of 1,433 medical liability and health care attorneys and claims professionals across the country, and her two year term begins at the conclusion of DRI’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans in October 2019.

The Committee’s mission is to be the “standard of care” for attorneys representing health care professionals and institutions. This goal is met through the Committee’s focus on education and skill development of its members through seminars, webcasts and publications.

The Committee produces two annual seminars, the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar and the Nursing Home/ALF Seminar. These seminars are the preeminent seminars in their respective areas, providing comprehensive information on various medical and legal topics and are well attended by bar leaders and industry representatives. In addition, the Committee produces web conferences throughout the year on focused issues.

The Committee’s publications include a quarterly e-newsletter, The MedLaw Update, which covers current issues facing its members and their clients providing substantive articles and case summaries in addition to contributions to DRI’s For The Defense magazine publication and DRI’s electronic publication, The Voice.
For more than fifty years, DRI has been the voice of the defense bar, advocating for 22,000 defense attorneys, commercial trial attorneys, and corporate counsel and defending the integrity of the civil judiciary. A thought leader, DRI provides world-class legal education, deep expertise for policy-makers, legal resources and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth.

Ms. Eschleman is a trial lawyer whose practice includes medical malpractice defense, professional licensing, medical board matters and hospital privileging issues and she has represented numerous medical professionals in medical malpractice cases and in front of their respective licensing boards. In addition, Ms. Eschleman represents healthcare providers in Medicare, Medicaid, quality improvement organization and private health insurance company audits and administrative actions. Ms. Eschleman also represents healthcare companies, staffing companies and mental healthcare facilities in cases involving claims of negligent hiring, negligent retention and negligent credentialing, as well as professional negligence, negligence, HIPAA breaches and intentional torts. Ms. Eschleman was AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® in 2013 and has been listed as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star in the area of medical malpractice defense from 2012-2019. She has also been named as one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in Georgia and one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Georgia.

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