Professional Malpractice

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin has established itself as one of the preeminent professional malpractice firms in the Southeast. With numerous million dollar plaintiff’s verdicts and settlements, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin has the credibility in the field to encourage and maximize settlements and the experience and talent to successfully try professional malpractice cases if settlement cannot be obtained. Defense counsel know that the firm will do all that is necessary to obtain the results their clients deserve.

Medical Malpractice

On the vanguard of legal issues in the complex area of medical malpractice, Bob Lamar has argued numerous cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals helping establish the law in the field:

Brandvain v. Ridgeview Inst., 188 Ga. App. 106 (1988), affd. 259 Ga. 376 (1989), the Supreme Court upheld a seven figure verdict for the Firm’s client, establishing the rights of committed mental patients to sue professionals for failure to prevent suicide.

Lee v. McCord, et. al. 292 Ga. App. 707 (2008), affd. in part 286 Ga.179 (2009) on remand, 304 Ga. App. 377 (2010), reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment and defining the application of the statute of limitations to medical malpractice cases.

Nichols v. Gross, 282 Ga. 811 (2007), addressing the constitutionality of medical malpractice statute of repose in melanoma misdiagnosis wrongful death case.

David Davenport, Brian O’Shea and Keith Pittman all have extensive experience in prosecuting medical cases with great results for their clients.

Current cases include Stolte v. Fagen (Lamar and Pittman -- Georgia Court of Appeals), a dental malpractice case involving over a million dollars in lifetime care costs for the client and Howard v. Jansen and Eli Lily, (Davenport – Fulton Superior Court) wrongful death resulting from negligent failure to check blood levels during prescription of drug and fraud of drug company in testing and marketing of drug. Brian O’Shea recently obtained a high six-figure settlement for a client who contracted meningitis as a result of negligent nasal surgery.

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin maintains a network of skilled physicians for prompt and accurate case evaluations. Initial consultations regarding possible claims are always without legal charges to the client.

Legal Malpractice

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin also represent clients on both sides regarding legal malpractice claims. The Firm obtained a $2.3 million settlement from a law firm which  had misrepresented financial terms in real estate transactions and recently achieved a large verdict and judgment for litigation malpractice on behalf of a client in Augusta United States District Court, where the Firm also obtained insurance coverage for the legal malpractice claim.

Architectural Malpractice

On the defense side, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin has been representing architectural firms and their insurers for more than twenty-five years. From coverage issues to resolution of complex, multiparty liability claims, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin knows the ins and outs of this complex area and how to separate and defend the architectural client from claims of other trades.