Stan Thiebaud
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Stan Thiebaud offers clients more than 25 years of dedication, advocacy and courtroom success. He handles complex medical and business litigation matters and has tried more than 60 jury trials to verdict. His clients include some of the largest hospital systems and physician practice groups in Texas. Stan has been recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” each year since 2004 through the votes of his peers. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

+Representative Trial Wins

Defense verdict for a hospital in a $36 million suit alleging failure to timely diagnose and treat a spinal epidural abscess

Defense verdict for interventional cardiologist in $2 million suit by patient who suffered stent thrombosis and debilitating stroke as complication of percutaneous coronary intervention

Defense verdict for nephrologist in multi-million dollar suit alleging professional negligence resulting in death of young patient

Defense verdict for internist on $1 million wrongful death claim alleging failure to diagnose coronary syndrome and refer for intervention

Defense verdict for interventional cardiologist in $2 million suit for leg amputation allegedly due to failure to diagnose arterial perforation following angiogram

Defense verdict for gastroenterologist in $3.5 million suit alleging improper post-surgical treatment leading to aspiration pneumonia and death

Defense verdict for two East Texas hospitals in suit for alleged failure to properly treat decubitus ulcers resulting in infection

Defense verdict for physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist on $1 million+ wrongful death claim alleging failure to diagnose and treat sepsis

Defense verdict for cardiologist in $3 million wrongful death suit arising from alleged improper angioplasty resulting in coronary artery dissection

Defense verdict for cardiologist in $1.2 million wrongful death suit alleging failure to diagnose myocardial infarction and perform angioplasty

Defense verdict for obstetrician on $5 million claim for permanent bowel and bladder incontinence and pudendal nerve neuropathy following forceps delivery

Defense verdict for emergency physician and group in $6 million wrongful death suit alleging failure to properly treat ruptured viscus and peritonitis

Defense verdict for gerontologist in $1 million lawsuit claiming failure to diagnose and treat congestive heart failure in nursing home patient

Not a complete list of trial wins. Each case depends on its own facts and legal issues - past outcomes are not a guarantee of future results.

+Other Representative Matters

Represented the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services in litigation at a state and national levelObtained favorable settlement on behalf of physician-owned hospital against two physician partners, resulting in enforcement of hospital non-competition agreement and compensation in suit alleging violations of partnership and fiduciary duties

Defended physician employer in suit following removal of physician for quality of care concerns, resulting in permanent removal from practice

Represented an ophthalmologist in multi-million dollar business tort litigation brought by his partner; obtained favorable settlement for client’s benefit on counterclaim against partner

Represented a specialty practice management group in defense of its physician non-competition agreements and enforcement of its employment agreements

Advised practice management groups on the permissible scope and terms of physician non-competition agreements

Secured summary judgment for client in one of the country’s early “junk science” cases, later affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Christopherson v. Allied-Signal Corp., 939 F.2d 1106 (5th Cir. 1991) (en banc), cert. denied, 503 U.S. 912 (1992)

Provided analysis of partnership duties owed to ambulatory surgery center partnership and counseled on removal of defaulting partner

Counseled physician investors in ambulatory surgery center regarding their rights and obligations related to investment in and development of an alternative ambulatory surgery center

Obtained ruling later affirmed by the Dallas Court of Appeals clarifying statute of limitations in medical malpractice case resulting in wrongful death: Walton v. Del-Ky, Inc., 844 S.W.2d 250, 258-59 (Tex. App.--Dallas 1992, no writ)

Obtained dismissal of all claims against major manufacturer of sterile sutures by several employees who alleged serious illnesses caused by the chemical sterilizer, ethylene oxide

Obtained summary judgment in federal court litigation against supplier of heavy metals to a battery manufacturer in which manufacturer's employees alleged cancers due to exposure to heavy metals

Advised neurosurgery practice management group on creation, implementation and monitoring of a look-back program for patient recipients of bone graft material involved in a nationwide recall by the Food and Drug Administration

Successfully defended and resolved multiple claims against a major drug company involving adverse cardiac events with use of client anti-histamine and anti-fungal medications

+Honors and Recognition

American Board of Trial Advocates

AV PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Charter Barrister Member, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 1988-1991

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Named to Best Lawyers In America 2012-2016

Named to Best Lawyers In Dallas by D Magazine 2016-2017

Named to Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 Dallas Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

Named to “Texas Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, 2004-2017

President, Dallas Association of Defense Counsel, 2001

+Education

J.D., Baylor University, 1984

B.B.A., Baylor University, 1982

+Bar Admissions

State of Texas

State of Oklahoma (Inactive)

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

+Memberships

American Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

Dallas Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

+Civic Leadership

Board of Trustees, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas

  • Chairman of the Board, 2009-2011
  • Member of the Board, 2006-2008

Deacon, Park Cities Baptist Church

+Continuing Education Appointments

Course Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, March 2011

Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, 2009

+Presentations

'Identity Theft - Red Flag Rules,' Lorman Seminar, Dallas, Texas, December 2009

Risk Management and Patient Safety,' Baylor University Medical Center, March 2008

Frequent speaker to health care audiences, including clinicians and administrators, on patient safety and transparency, quality assurance, peer review, risk management and litigation

Speaker on various topics involving law and strategy for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminars