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In addition to assisting in the resolution of cases through ADR prior to and during litigation, trying numerous cases throughout the state and handling cases through the appellate process; the lawyers of McMasters Keith Butler have obtained summary judgment in over one hundred cases. Each file is aggressively managed with the goal of timely dismissal (if possible) rather than of maximum time spent. We appreciate that our clients do not need a lawyer merely to represent them in court (which we do extremely well), but also need counsel to help find solutions to their litigation issues, healthcare training, hospital risk management and employment concerns. McMasters Keith Butler not only offers defense services to their clients, but also teaches seminars for health care risk management, policy and insurance, and related workplace issues particular to the states of Kentucky and Indiana.

The attorneys of McMasters Keith Butler have provided educational programs and training to a diverse group of organizations including:

  • Kentucky Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Kentucky Court System for Dr. Ann Lyons
  • Kentucky Claims Association
  • Spalding University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Jewish Hospital (Louisville and Shelbyville)
  • Norton Hospital
  • Norton Suburban Hospital
  • University of Louisville Department of Surgery (faculty and residents)
  • University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine
  • University of Louisville Department of Ob/Gyn (faculty and residents)
  • Kentucky Hospital Association Annual meeting
  • Kentucky Hospital Association Board of Directors meeting
  • Kentucky Hospital Lawyers association
  • KY Chapter of AWHONN
  • KY Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • University of Kentucky College of Law – healthcare law course, invited speaker
  • University of Louisville Brandeis College of Law - Medical Liability course professor and invited speaker
  • Kosair Children’s Hospital
  • Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court
  • Loran Business Center, Inc.
  • Massac Memorial Hospital (Metropolis, Illinois)
  • The Division of Plastic Surgery- Residents and Faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • The Trover Clinic
NEWS & EVENTS
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys newest board certified attorney in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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  • McMasters Keith Butler, Inc., receives national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise

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Legal Updates
  • Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. - Beth McMasters and Sara Clark Davis of McMasters Keith Butler, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky received a defense verdict in Jefferson County on June 29, 2016 in the case of Estate of Glenda Thomas, et al. v. University Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a University of Louisville Hospital, et al. Click here to read more >>
  • Medical Negligence - In a rare case of a high risk monoamniotic pregnancy, the plaintiff blamed her maternal fetal specialist and hospital nurses for failing to intervene in a timely fashion to appreciate an umbilical cord complication - one twin was stillborn and the other suffered a severe brain injury. Sims v. Norton Healthcare et al, 09-11899 Plaintiff: Bruce Maston, Albany, NY; Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville for Norton Hospital Scott P. Whonsetler, Whonsetler & Johnson, Louisville for Pietrantoni Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. Perry, 6-17-14
  • Medical Negligence - The plaintiff died of a pulmonary embolus at University Hospital after waiting for hours to be examined – her estate argued that had she been properly triaged and treated in a timely fashion, the fatal event could have been averted. Stout v. University Hospital, 08-13380 Plaintiff: Larry B. Franklin and Kelly J. Oates, The Franklin Law Group, Louisville and Brian S. Brownfield, Rosing & Brownfield, Louisville Defense: Beth H. McMasters and Ashley J. Butler, McMasters Keith Butler, Louisville Verdict: Defense verdict on liability Court: Jefferson, J. McDonald - Burkman, 6-27-13