Stuart L. Berman


Stuart L. Berman

Partner | 312-628-7885|

Mr. Berman’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, long term care defense, and the formation of captive insurance companies. He defends hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes, physician groups, individual physicians and nurses in medical malpractice and long term care cases. He has particular expertise in cases involving complex and catastrophic losses, products liability and compliance issues.

Mr. Berman also consults and advises hospitals and other health care facilities on restructuring risk management processes and compliance issues.

Mr. Berman is national supervising counsel for two national insurance collectives and is vice-president of captive “incubator” Midwest Consultants, where he works with pending and existing projects, assisting doctors and hospitals in forming captive insurance companies, risk retention groups (RRGs), and risk purchasing groups (RPGs).

Professional Activities

In addition to his practice as a lawyer, Mr. Berman frequently speaks to medical and legal professionals regarding topics related to health care litigation. He has authored or co-authored multiple publications and has authored, edited, presented and/or co-presented multiple lectures covering a range of topics in medical malpractice.

Education and Professional Associations

Mr. Berman was raised in Chicago and is a 1998 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. He received his undergraduate education at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He was admitted to the state and federal bar in 1998.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Berman sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He is the president of the Uptown Chicago Commission and a member of the executive board of Preservation Chicago.

Selected Presentations

Practicing Medicine in the Age of Yelp
Patient Nightmare – Defending IDFPR Claims
A New Landscape: Florida Defense Litigation after Kalitan
Anatomy of the Case: Understanding Medical Malpractice Litigation from the Defense Perspective
The ACA, PSOs and The MSA – A New Paradigm for Hospitals
Legal Implications Associated with Healthcare Technology
Paper Tiger: The Impact of New Consent Laws on Medical Practice in the State of Maryland
What Every Doctor Needs to Know about Medical Malpractice and the Law
Revolution in Florida? Analysis of New Systems Proposed for Tort and Malpractice Litigation
Great Expectations – Avoiding a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Risk Management Concerns in Obstetric Nursing Practice
The Medical Studies Act and Petrillo Doctrine
How to Practice Medicine in a Suit Oriented Culture
Discovery Practice for Doctors – Surviving the Process
Legal Preventative Care for the Medical Professional
Ensuring a Successful Practice In Today’s Healthcare Environment – Approaches to Managing Professional Liability Risk
Institutional Liability: Modern Medical Malpractice Litigation
Telemedicine: Medicine in the Coming Century

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