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Amy R. Humphreys

Member

Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University, College of Law (1997)
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Accounting, Marshall University (1994)

Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Overview

After doing most of the persuasive talking during a debate in her fourth grade Sunday school class, Amy Humphrey’s teacher promptly suggested that she would make an outstanding attorney one day. Mrs. Meadows was right.

Today, Amy has more than 20 years of experience and primarily focuses on medical malpractice defense. She represents various healthcare providers and facilities – hospitals, private practices, urgent care centers, clinics, nursing homes, physicians, physician assistants, residents and nurses.

Defending clients before State and Federal Courts in all phases of litigation, Amy is “persistent, pays attention to detail and very persuasive.” That’s why clients put their trust in her. When they need peace of mind professionally and personally, when their confidence is shaken and claims seem very complex, Amy’s experience leads the way to aggressive defense strategy and favorable, cost-conscious results.

Amy also has a great deal of experience in product litigation – representing manufacturers of recreational vehicles and consumer and commercial equipment. She regularly represents clients before state and federal courts at all phases of litigation, including mediation, hearings and trials.

She currently serves on the firm’s Management Committee and is Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Amy enjoys spending time with her family outside of work – participating in outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, swimming, and hiking.

Affiliations

Professional Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • USLAW Network

Community Involvement

  • Board Member for private swim club
  • Junior League of Charleston, West Virginia

Experience

Representative Legal Work

  • Represented a General Surgeon in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in failing to appreciate the severity of the decedent's abdominal complaints
  • Represented two General Surgeons in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in post-operative care
  • Represented a hospital/resident physician in wrongful death/medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in failing to detect the severity of decedent's depression resulting in suicide
  • Represented a hospital in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in failing to appropriately treat a child for croup
  • Represented a hospital in a wrongful death/medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in failing to timely diagnose and treat the decedent for phlegmonous gastritis
  • Represented a hospital/ob-gyn resident in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in injuring femoral nerve during gynecological procedure
  • Represented a general surgeon in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in performing breast biopsy resulting in infection
  • Represented a hospital in a products liability case involving allegations of contaminated sutures
  • Represented an internal medicine physician in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in prescribing a combination of medications resulting in lithium toxicity
  • Represented a hospital in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in treating infection
  • Represented a nursing home in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged sexual abuse of resident
  • Represented client in a products liability claim involving respiratory equipment
  • Represented a hospital in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligence in removal of indwelling catheter
  • Represented a hospital in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff alleged negligent removal of foley catheter

Additional Legal Experience

  • Member, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC (1997 - Present)
  • Summer Clerk, Robinson & McElwee (1996)
  • Summer Clerk, West Virginia Department of Highways (1995)

Insights

Publications

  • The Defense Perspective on Expert Witnesses, Richard D. Jones & Amy R. Humphreys, National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in West Virginia Medical Malpractice (August 1999)
  • Health Maintenance Organization Liability, Richard D. Jones, Amy R. Humphreys & Kimberly A. Baker, National Business Institute, Advanced Issues in West Virginia Medical Malpractice (August 1999)
  • Nursing Home Litigation, Richard D. Jones, David S. Givens & Amy R. Humphreys, National Business Institute, Advanced Issues In West Virginia Medical Malpractice (August 1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2018 - 2023)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2021 - 2023)
  • Graduated Cum Laude from Marshall University
  • M.E. Lugar Moot Trial Member
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