From Super Lawyers Magazine: “Nobody Wants to Be the Guy That Shuts Down a Hospital’ Yet that’s exactly what Gary Samms had to do.'”
Obermayer Chair of the Professional Liability and Catastrophic Loss Group, who represented American Academic Health System in its defense against Drexel was recently interviewed for an article, published in Super Lawyers Magazine. Samms discussed the closure of the historic, 185-year-old Hahnemann hospital, also a major employer and health care provider for a Philadelphia neighborhood. Samms stated that this was the largest and most complex situation he’s handled. And furthermore, he had to do it in less than two months.
“It was fun,” Samms said, “from a legal standpoint—not that a hospital closed or people lost jobs. People put their heart and soul into Hahnemann. There were generations of people that worked at the hospital; it was really tough from that perspective. Nobody wants to be the guy that shuts down a hospital.”
Samms has comprehensive experience in complex civil litigation matters. His law practice concentrates in the areas of commercial, medical malpractice, professional liability, health care, sexual assault claims, intellectual property litigation and cases of high monetary exposure. is a recognized speaker and lecturer, most frequently speaking on trial tactics, experts, and cross-examination. He has also been published in various health care publications on topics varying from Informed Consent to Selecting an Expert. He has also been featured on Fox Business News’ “Xpert Forum.” He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and serves as a trained mediator.