Practice AreaMedical Malpractice Defense
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Moulton Bellingham has long had a successful malpractice defense group. Moulton is located in Billings, which is the largest medical corridor in 500 miles in any direction. The Billings area is a large and thriving medical community, with two large hospitals located there. Moulton attorneys have represented medical facilities of nearly every size, from small practices to surgery centers to rural hospitals with a relatively few number of beds to very large hospitals. Moulton attorneys have also defended malpractice claims against medical practitioners of nearly every type, as well as in the dental and oral surgery fields.
The practice is currently led by Senior Shareholder Gerry Fagan. Fagan represents several malpractice clients on a state-wide basis. He has substantial experience in handling claims asserted in Montana’s Medical Legal Panel. He is also well-versed in some of Montana’s unique laws which can be applicable in malpractice actions, including the application of a state statute (§ 26-2-601, MCA) which specifically restricts the qualifications of admissible expert testimony in medical malpractice actions, as well as in handling Montana’s advance payment of certain damages requirement known as a Ridley payment.