Professional, Hospital & Physician Liability
Fonda & Fraser, LLP was founded on, and is one of the top defense litigation firms of professional liability claims in the state, as noted by California Medical Magazine. Our lawyers have extensive experience in professional liability litigation and medical malpractice defense, which is further enhanced by the practical experience of Fonda & Fraser's physician and nurse lawyers, placing opposing counsel and experts on notice that embellishments will not be tolerated. Five of Fonda & Fraser’s trial lawyers, with a combined experience of over 150 years in litigation, have earned admission to the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates.
By virtue of defending hospitals, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals through the arduous trial process, Fonda & Fraser has cultivated excellent relationships with many of the most respected physicians and medical experts in the nation and in many disciplines. With the assistance and contribution of our medical consultants coupled with Fonda & Fraser's well-earned litigation and trial reputation, we are able to provide our clients the most thorough medical malpractice representation available. We have been confronted with defending the toughest and most publicized cases of our time. By example, Fonda & Fraser obtained a complete and voluntary dismissal of our spinal surgeon client from a lawsuit brought by entertainer, Ed McMahon in the McMahon v. Day, et al. case. Likewise, Fonda & Fraser successfully defended our clients through trial against a legal dream team and star-studded wrongful death case of Yasbeck v. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, et al. brought by the wife and children of actor John Ritter following his death. In this case Fonda & Fraser retained and called as trial witnesses the chairs of cardiology from University of Michigan, Harvard and the University of Rostock, Germany. In the past, we have reached out to world-class experts from Stanford, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and many others.