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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
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Jody Ayers
Legal Assistant
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Karen practices in LGWM's Medical and Heath Care Practice Group. Karen's practice is concentrated on the defense of physicians, hospitals, clinics, long term, home health, and hospice facilities. She also has experience in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Karen worked as a Registered Nurse in a hospital setting before attending law school. Her education and work experience as a nurse offer a unique perspective and understanding of Health Care litigation. Given her unique perspective, Karen has served as a speaker and panelist at healthcare in-service education, risk management programs, and legal seminars relating to Health Care litigation.

Professional Profile
AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Rating
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Birmingham Bar Association
Member, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Admitted
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Education
Capstone College of Nursing
University of Alabama, B.S. in Nursing, 1979
- Registered Nurse (inactive status)
Cumberland School of Law
JD, 1985
CASES OF NOTE
  • Represented Emergency Physician in medical negligence case arising from failure to timely diagnose and treat paresis following MVA. Case dismissed on Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • Represented Nurse Practitioner in medical malpractice death case arising from alleged failure of all defendants to recognize and treat a head injury in long term care facility. Client dismissed from case.
  • Represented Emergency Physicians in medical malpractice death case arising from alleged failure to properly diagnose and treat pneumonia. Physicians were dismissed on Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • Represented traveling nurse in medical malpractice wrongful death case arising from alleged failure to recognize and treat pulmonary edema in clinic setting.
  • Represented Emergency Physicians in medical malpractice case arising from alleged failure to diagnose cranial mass.
  • Represented Emergency Physician in medical malpractice wrongful death case arising from treatment of a patient following overdose of pain medication. Physician was dismissed from case.
  • Represented home health provider in medical malpractice wrongful death case arising from alleged failure to recognize head injury following a fall.
  • Represented hospice provider in medical malpractice case wrongful death case arising from alleged failure to provide proper skin care.
  • Represented home health provider in medical malpractice case arising from alleged improper postoperative care following orthopedic surgery.
  • Represented long term care provider in medical malpractice wrongful death case arising from alleged failure to recognize head injury due to a fall.
REPORTED CASES
  • Robertson v. Mount Royal Towers, 134 So.3d 862 (Ala. 2013)
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