Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine is the preeminent healthcare litigation defense firm in Illinois. It was designed that way by its founders, and this focus continues more than two decades later.

Throughout the firm’s history, our attorneys have been involved in the cases that define medical negligence (malpractice) defense law in Illinois, shaping the way the law is interpreted to benefit our clients and protecting their rights as litigants.

Physicians, medical professionals, hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, healthcare associations, and their insuring entities, have benefited from our depth of understanding of the complex issues in medical negligence matters.

Focused on avoiding litigation, CMV attorneys are trusted advisors to many major insurance groups and regularly speak to clients and industry groups on best practices in documentation, patient communication and other areas to help protect against claims. We often review a hospital’s litigation history to provide recommendations on curtailing or modifying practices that have become a liability.

Additionally, we counsel physicians through the full life cycle of medical malpractice claims, from providing strategies to avoid claims through to the successful defense of post settlement/judgment claims, through navigating the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation inquiries.

The firm has also represented a variety of other professionals, including dentists, accountants, lawyers and engineers where their professional competence and judgment is subject to review in the courts and administrative hearings.