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Sharon L. Stanzione

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Sharon L. Stanzione focuses exclusively on medical malpractice litigation, representing hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians, nurses and other health care organizations and professionals.  For 25 years, Ms. Stanzione has successfully navigated Indiana’s medical review panel system receiving favorable results at the panel stage and at trial. She has also helped shape Indiana medical malpractice law through her arguments to the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals.

In addition to her litigation work, Ms. Stanzione regularly consults with hospitals and health care facilities on risk management issues, corporate matters, and professional licensing issues.  She has created and revised numerous hospital policies, protocols and procedures.  Ms. Stanzione gives regular presentations to her health care clients on emerging issues involving risk management, health care law and trends in medical malpractice litigation. She also has helped physicians establish their practices and handled their OSHA compliance and other personnel issues.

Ms. Stanzione is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society of trial lawyers.  She has been recognized by her peers with an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  She has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2020, 2021 and 2022.  She also is a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Admissions & Education

Admissions

Indiana Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Education

Indiana School of Law, Bloomington, J.D., 1996
Purdue University, B.A. (with distinction), 1993

Affiliations

Defense Research Institute
Calumet American Inns of Court, former officer
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Indiana State Bar Association; Ethics Task Force from 2000-2001
National Association of Professional Women
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
Indiana Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Member, Trial Law Institute
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Barrister, Order of Centurions
Advocate, Order of Certus

Honors

A Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation
“20 Under 40” awards from The Times of Northwest Indiana and BusINess magazine
AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2022
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

Presenter, "Emergency Detention & Hospital Intervention: What Physicians and Staff Need to Know," St. Catherine Hospital, January 29, 2014.

Publications

"Hospitals' Liabilities/Responsibilities When Responding to Law Enforcement's Request for Information", Johnson & Bell Health Care Newsletter, Winter 2013

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