Talented, award-winning medical malpractice attorney Heather A. Kanny has recently joined Addison-based Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley and Urbach, P.C. (HHDU) as a shareholder. Kanny, who was previously a Partner in the Dallas office of Fraley & Fraley, L.L.P., is a Baylor Law School graduate with more than 10 years experience.
“Healthcare professionals face increasing liability exposure from litigious patients with unrealistic expectations of medical care, governmental regulation and administrative scrutiny, as well as the specter of excessive damage awards or administrative penalties,” said Dick Wiles, a shareholder and head of the firm’s medical malpractice group, in a recent press release. “When confronted with the threat of a lawsuit, governmental or administrative investigation, healthcare providers need experienced, knowledgeable lawyers of the highest caliber to advise and represent them.”
Kanny is one such lawyer, as she works hard to defend physicians, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers in business and professional disputes, including medical malpractice lawsuits, administrative proceedings before the Texas Medical Board, peer review and credentialing matters.
During her career, Kanny has successfully represented physicians in high-profile, multi-million dollar cases in numerous counties across Texas. In addition, she handles appeals in various appellate courts throughout Texas. Her dedication and passion for her job have earned her recognition and awards, including being named on the Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.
“Heather has an accomplished record of achievement in the field of healthcare litigation, and her addition to our law firm will enhance the array of services that we can provide to our clients,” added Wiles. “We are excited to have her join our team of experienced trial and appellate lawyers.”
HHDU is a full-service commercial law firm in Addison that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Their attorneys provide legal representation in a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation, appeals in state and federal courts, business, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, executive employment representation, insurance defense, intellectual property, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, taxation and estate planning.
Congratulations to HHDU for gaining the accomplished Kanny as a shareholder!