Alison C. O'Dwyer Partner

     

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Alison O’Dwyer focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals and health care professionals in high-exposure medical malpractice claims. Alison is a registered nurse and worked for seven years in labor and delivery before becoming an attorney. Her strong background in the health care field not only enhances Alison’s ability to swiftly analyze medical malpractice claims, but also instills an exceptional level of trust in her client relationships.

Clients Alison has represented include hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as well as occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, audiologists, optometrists and other allied health care professionals. She has experience with the full range of malpractice claims arising in all areas of medical specialty, from failure to diagnose cancer to negligent performance of surgery. As a former delivery room nurse, Alison has been involved in numerous obstetric and gynecological cases, including high-exposure claims alleging failure to timely and appropriately delivery leading to infant brain damage and other serious injuries.

Alison handles complex cases from inception through trial preparation and has been successful in obtaining dismissals on summary judgment, defeating motions for leave to file a late notice of claim, and negotiating discontinuances. She also has represented health care professionals in license and misconduct proceedings before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.