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Gail N. Friend

Licensed for 34 years

Practice Area: Medical Malpractice, Appellate Practice, Administrative Law 87 more areas of practice + 87 more

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Gail N. Friend

Serving Houston, TX view address

Partner at firm Friend & Associates

Serving Houston, TX view address

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About Gail N. Friend

Deans' List. Chi Omega; Order of Lytae. Licensed, Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Member: Personal Injury Defense; Products Liability Defense; Appellate; Administrative Law Faculty. Full Time Lecturer, 1973-1978 and Visiting Lecturer, 1985—, Texas Women's University College of Nursing. Representation on governing boards of hospitals, home care and graduated living centers. Author: "The Anatomy of EMTALA: A Litigator's Guide," St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, 463, 1994; "Confidentiality of Health Care Information in the Computer Age: A Litigator's Perspective," Journal of Health Care Risk Management, Summer 1995; "The New Rules of Show and Tell: Identifying and Protecting the Peer Review and Medical Commi...

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Deans' List. Chi Omega; Order of Lytae. Licensed, Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Member: Personal Injury Defense; Products Liability Defense; Appellate; Administrative Law Faculty. Full Time Lecturer, 1973-1978 and Visiting Lecturer, 1985—, Texas Women's University College of Nursing. Representation on governing boards of hospitals, home care and graduated living centers. Author: "The Anatomy of EMTALA: A Litigator's Guide," St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, 463, 1994; "Confidentiality of Health Care Information in the Computer Age: A Litigator's Perspective," Journal of Health Care Risk Management, Summer 1995; "The New Rules of Show and Tell: Identifying and Protecting the Peer Review and Medical Committee Privileges," 49 Baylor Law Review, 607, 1997; "Nursing Today and Tomorrow," Today's Nurse, The Health Channel, April 1999; "Major Litigation Considerations for Risk Management," Hospital Management International, 1999; Firm case citations in O'Connor's, Texas Rules and Civil Trials, 2002—. Member: Friend & Associates, Houston, Texas, 1992—. Clerk, Fulbright & Jaworski, Insurance Defense and General Litigation Sections, Houston, Texas, 1983-1992. Intern, Harris County District Attorney. Consultant, Quality Assurance and Risk Management, 1981—. Healthcare Administrative, Information Technology Consulting for Hospitals, Physician Groups, Home Health and Graduated Care Facilities, 1973—.

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Areas of Law

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Appeals
  • Constitutional Law
  • Hospital Law
  • Emergency Medical Services Law
  • Hospital Administration
  • Hospital Liability
  • Hospital Liability Defense
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Hospital Peer Review
  • Hospital Premises Liability
  • Hospital Privilege
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Hospital Security
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Medical Liability
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical-Legal Law
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Liability
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Oncology Law
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Physicians Risk Management
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Head Injury
  • Neurolaw
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Adjudications
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Professional Licensing
  • Professional Licensing Regulation
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Facility Licensing
  • Health Care Facility Regulation
  • Health Care Legislation
  • Health Care Liability
  • Health Care Licensing
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Health Law
  • Home Health Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Law
  • Nurses Licensing
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing Home Regulation
  • Nursing Law
  • Patients Rights
  • Physician Practices
  • Physicians Licensing
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Physicians Rights
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Negligence Defense
  • Negligence
  • Brain Injury
  • Bodily Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Liability
  • Torts

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      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1983, Texas
      Arkansas
      Missouri (inactive)
      Wisconsin (inactive)
      Colorado (inactive)
      Florida (pro hac vice)
      Mississippi (pro hac vice)
      Oklahoma (pro hac vice)
      U.S. District Court, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
      Law School Attended
      South Texas College of Law
      Class of 1983
      J.D.
      cum laude
      University Attended
      Northwestern University
      R.N.

      University of Wisconsin
      B.S.

      University of Texas
      M.S.
      Health Care Administration
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of Texas
      State Bar of Wisconsin
      The Missouri Bar
      Arkansas Bar Association
      Representative Cases
      Oak Management Inc., et. al. v. Cathy Melancon, et. al., Not Reported in S.W. 3d, 2012
      WL 5289368 (Tex. App. - Beaumont, Oct.25, 2012, no pet. No. 09-12-00292-CV)

      Chesser, v. LifeCare, et. al, 356 S.W. 3d 613 (Tex. App.- Ft Worth, 2012, pet. denied)
      Williams, et. al., v. LifeCare, et al, 207 S.W. 3d 828, (Tex. App.- Ft Worth, 2006, pet denied)
      Capital Sr. Management 1, Inc. v. Texas Dept. of Human Services, 132 S.W. 3d 71, (Tex. App.- Austin 2004, Review Denied July 1, 2005).
      In re Highland Pines Nursing Center, Ltd., 2004 WL 2520099 (Tex. App., Tyler 2004)
      Ebony Lake v. Texas Depart. Human Services, 62 S.W.3d 867 (Tex. App. Austin 2001, pet. denied)
      Pack v. Crossroads, Inc., et. al. 53 S.W. 3d 492 (Tex. App.-- Fort Worth 2001, pet. denied).
      Denton v. Big Spring Hospital Corp. d/b/a Scenic Mountain Medical Center, 998 S.W. 2d 294 (Tex.App.--Eastland 1999, pet denied)
      Baptist Memorial Hosp. System v. Sampson, 969 S.W. 2d 945 (Tex. 1999) (Amicus brief)
      Gulf Health Care, Inc. v. The Honorable Allan Lerner, 932 S.W.2d 488 (Tex. 1996)
      Lopez v. Central Plains Regional Hosp., 859 S.W.2d 600 (Tex.App.--Amarillo 1993, no writ)
      Drennan v. Community Health Inv. Corp., 905 S.W.2d 811 (Tex.App.-- Amarillo 1995, writ denied)
      Gast v. CHS Management Corp., No. 07-94-00336-CV (Tex.App.--Amarillo, May 31, 1995, writ denied 38(4) Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 21 (Oct. 28, 1995) (not designated for publication).

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