Benjamin C. Wilson

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Mr. Wilson has been a shareholder with the firm since 2004 and practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on medical and professional liability defense, health care defense, drug and medical device litigation, product liability and employment law. He has significant trial and appellate experience, having defended a variety of professionals including hospitals, physicians and dentists in jury trials throughout the state. He has also appeared in oral argument before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit). Mr. Wilson speaks regularly to various legal and healthcare groups on aspects of healthcare and professional liability litigation.

Mr. Wilson has been actively involved in the defense of several pharmaceutical and biologic products, both in local and nationwide (multi-district or consolidated) litigation. He has also represented a variety of clients in various types of employment litigation including claims of discrimination based on race, gender, or age, retaliatory discharge, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, and federal wage and hour matters.

A native of Montgomery, Mr. Wilson received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.A., 1993, J.D. 1996). While in law school, Mr. Wilson received the Walter P. Gewin Award for outstanding written appellate advocacy in the moot court competition.

Mr. Wilson is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of anesthesiologist with respect to claims that a surgical patient’s death was caused by the failure to appropriately evaluate the patient’s cardiovascular status before commencing surgery

Secured defense verdict for family medicine doctor in case alleging a failure to diagnose and treat a defect involving patient’s thoracic aorta in time to thwart a subsequent fatal rupture of the vessel

Obtained defense verdict for physician clinic in malpractice case involving alleged failure to secure surgical patient’s airway following extensive head and neck trauma surgery necessitated by motor vehicle accident

Obtained defense verdict for general dentist against charges of malpractice in the delivery of implants, dentures, and associated reconstruction of patient’s dentition

Secured summary judgment in favor of hospital in malpractice claim involving alleged failure to monitor/treat patient with who developed a fatal post-operative orthopedic infection

Involved in multi-district litigation/defense of major pharmaceutical manufacturer concerning claims that a widely-used prescription medication caused cardiovascular and neurovascular events

Secured dismissal of biologic/pharmaceutical company in case involving allegations that the company failed to adequately warn of risks of hepatitis B virus reactivation associated with use of monoclonal antibody at issue and that the subject biologic caused a fatal reactivation of hepatitis B virus in patient

Obtained summary judgment in favor of hospital against federal claims of racial discrimination and retaliation

Awarded summary judgment in favor of water/sewer/fire district in case brought by firefighters alleging violations of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Presentations

Mr. Wilson regularly addresses various healthcare and other groups regarding legal developments impacting the areas of healthcare and professional liability litigation.

Community Involvement

Mr. Wilson is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.  He is active in several civic and community organizations and has served as a board member and president of the board for the Montgomery YMCA’s Britton Youth branch.
 

Mr. Wilson has been a shareholder with the firm since 2004 and practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on medical and professional liability defense, health care defense, drug and medical device litigation, product liability and employment law. He has significant trial and appellate experience, having defended a variety of professionals including hospitals, physicians and dentists in jury trials throughout the state. He has also appeared in oral argument before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit). Mr. Wilson speaks regularly to various legal and healthcare groups on aspects of healthcare and professional liability litigation.

Mr. Wilson has been actively involved in the defense of several pharmaceutical and biologic products, both in local and nationwide (multi-district or consolidated) litigation. He has also represented a variety of clients in various types of employment litigation including claims of discrimination based on race, gender, or age, retaliatory discharge, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, and federal wage and hour matters.

A native of Montgomery, Mr. Wilson received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama (B.A., 1993, J.D. 1996). While in law school, Mr. Wilson received the Walter P. Gewin Award for outstanding written appellate advocacy in the moot court competition.

Mr. Wilson is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Recent Practice Highlights

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of anesthesiologist with respect to claims that a surgical patient’s death was caused by the failure to appropriately evaluate the patient’s cardiovascular status before commencing surgery

Secured defense verdict for family medicine doctor in case alleging a failure to diagnose and treat a defect involving patient’s thoracic aorta in time to thwart a subsequent fatal rupture of the vessel

Obtained defense verdict for physician clinic in malpractice case involving alleged failure to secure surgical patient’s airway following extensive head and neck trauma surgery necessitated by motor vehicle accident

Obtained defense verdict for general dentist against charges of malpractice in the delivery of implants, dentures, and associated reconstruction of patient’s dentition

Secured summary judgment in favor of hospital in malpractice claim involving alleged failure to monitor/treat patient with who developed a fatal post-operative orthopedic infection

Involved in multi-district litigation/defense of major pharmaceutical manufacturer concerning claims that a widely-used prescription medication caused cardiovascular and neurovascular events

Secured dismissal of biologic/pharmaceutical company in case involving allegations that the company failed to adequately warn of risks of hepatitis B virus reactivation associated with use of monoclonal antibody at issue and that the subject biologic caused a fatal reactivation of hepatitis B virus in patient

Obtained summary judgment in favor of hospital against federal claims of racial discrimination and retaliation

Awarded summary judgment in favor of water/sewer/fire district in case brought by firefighters alleging violations of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Presentations

Mr. Wilson regularly addresses various healthcare and other groups regarding legal developments impacting the areas of healthcare and professional liability litigation.

Community Involvement

Mr. Wilson is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.  He is active in several civic and community organizations and has served as a board member and president of the board for the Montgomery YMCA’s Britton Youth branch.
 

  • B.A. (History/Political Science), University of Alabama, 1993
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1996
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit