With offices in Charleston and Morgantown, the law firm of Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC has been successfully defending West Virginia physicians, health care providers, and their insurers in medical malpractice cases for over forty years. Today, our medical malpractice defense practice has expanded to include representation in the adjoining areas. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience that is vital to the preparation and successful defense of highly technical medical defense cases involving doctors, surgeons, nurses, emergency department personnel, EMTs, hospital administrative staff, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, dentists, oral surgeons, and other professionals and providers in the health care industry.
Founding member David L. Shuman is one of West Virginia’s most highly regarded medical malpractice defense attorneys who, in addition to his work on behalf of the firm’s medical malpractice defense clients, regularly speaks to physicians’ groups regarding medical malpractice issues and legislation which affects physicians. Another member, Elizabeth Lawton, also brings special expertise to this practice area as a former nurse and former Commissioner for the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Service (Medicaid).