Job Title: Litigation Paralegal – Medical Malpractice
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
About the Job
Opportunity to join a thriving practice group in a key role. Work in partnership with attorneys in major medical malpractice insurance defense with responsibilities related to medical records, experts, witnesses, and trial preparation. This position offers challenging work, autonomy, a great work environment, and opportunity to advance.
- Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate required.
- Litigation and heavy medical records experience in a relevant practice area (e.g., med mal, healthcare, long-term care, medical professional liability).
- Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing medical records required.
- Strong knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, medications, pathologies, anatomy, and physiology. Highly organized and attentive to detail. Able to effectively manage multiple priorities, and work well under the pressure of deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Capable of working independently and exercising judgment. Able to handle competing priorities and high-pressure situations. PC skills including MS Office applications.
- Maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times when interacting with internal and external customers. Demonstrate a positive attitude and commitment to quality customer service.
- Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating a strong work ethic, effectively communicating with others, and proactively anticipating attorney and client needs.
- Retrieve, maintain, review, and summarize medical records. Prepare records for use in discovery production.
- Coordinate expert review including researching experts appropriate for the case, retaining, consulting, and discussing medical issues. Prepare expert reports.
- Serve as a point of contact and discuss medical issues in detail with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals.
- Assist with trial preparation including trial notebooks, witness files, exhibits, etc., and coordinating trial presentation services.
- Interact with litigation support resources to ensure efficient and effective management of large volumes of documents.
- Interview witnesses, and coordinate meetings and testimony of experts and witnesses.
- Research prior testimony of plaintiff’s experts for use in cross examination.
- Conduct docket searches, and maintain expert and deposition databases.
- Research medical conditions, terms, and issues.
- Enter billable time timely, accurately, and consistent with department and client requirements.
- Maintain a functional level of knowledge in relevant technologies including litigation support and document management, in order to identify appropriate integration into case management and trial preparation.
- Complete special projects and other assignments as requested by supervisor or other members of firm management.
Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions
Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.
Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate in person and via telephone with internal and external customers.
Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities. Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies. Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.
Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours. Occasional overtime as required.
Burns White conducts criminal background screenings for all newly hired employees.
No search firms
No phone calls, please
Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.