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Jason Winslow defends hospitals, physician groups, doctors, mid-level providers, and other medical professionals in medical malpractice suits. He has defended medical malpractice cases involving labor and delivery, surgery, anesthesia, cardiology, radiology, emergency medicine, primary care, and nursing care, among others. Jason has tried cases to defense verdict, including as lead counsel in a variety of medical malpractice cases.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Jason served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable William D. Stiehl, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, from 2007-2009. During law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the National Trial Advocacy Team.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, Programs Committee, Member
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2015–2018

Representative Matters

Over the last decade, Jason has defended over 100 medical negligence claims. He has been called upon to defend hospitals, doctors, mid-level providers, and nurses in complex, high-stakes litigation involving catastrophic injuries and allegations of sexual assault in the context of medical care. Jason has experience trying medical malpractice cases to verdict, including as lead counsel. Trials he has participated in include:

  • Defended a podiatric surgeon in a medical malpractice claim for $1.9 million, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of defendant. The defense was based upon a denial of any deviation of acceptable standards of podiatric care, and a denial of proximate cause.
  • Defended a radiologist in a medical malpractice claim for $1.25 million, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of defendant on all counts after a 6-day trial. The defense was based on a denial of any deviation in the standard of care, and a denial that the spinal infection existed at the time of the MRI read by our client.
  • Defended a podiatric surgeon in a medical malpractice claim for $860,000.00, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of defendant on all counts. The defense was based upon a denial of any deviation of acceptable standards of podiatric care, as well as the assertion that appropriate informed consent was obtained.

Jason has also defended various healthcare providers who were voluntarily dismissed without payment in the following cases:

  • An electrophysiologist in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving alleged erosion of pacemaker device.
  • An emergency department physician and her employer in a wrongful death lawsuit involving alleged failure to give tPA to patient with saddle pulmonary embolus.
  • Two certified physician’s assistants and their primary care employer in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving allegations of lack of informed consent and negligent prescribing of oral contraceptive that resulted in a DVT.
  • An internal medicine physician in a wrongful death lawsuit involving allegations of failure to give blood thinner resulting in stroke and subsequent death.
  • A pediatrician in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving alleged negligence in applying bandage around finger of infant resulting in amputation.
  • A hospital in medical malpractice case involving alleged knee injury sustained to patient while disengaging exercise equipment.
  • A surgeon in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving alleged post-operative infection following abdominal hernia repair surgery.
  • A podiatric physician in a podiatric malpractice lawsuit involving an alleged failure to remove broken hardware following a foot surgery resulting in disability.
  • A certified registered nurse anesthetist in a wrongful death case involving alleged failure to protect maternal airway during episode of vomiting shortly after delivery.

Presentations

  • Panelist, "Legal Update: 21st Centry Challenges: What Lies Ahead?," Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Managers Annual Meeting, Springfield, Illinois, June 1, 2018

  • Panelist, "Practical Considerations for Dual Representation," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 15, 2018
  • Panelist, "The Difficult Deposition: Strategies for Preparing Your Witness," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 15, 2018

Personal

Jason Winslow enjoys spending time with his wife, Frederike Winslow (also a practicing lawyer), and their daughter, Claire. A former all-state tennis player and captain of the Belleville Township High School East tennis team (1999-2000), Jason also enjoys playing golf when time and weather permit.

J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2007

  • Editor-in-Chief, Federal Circuit Bar Journal

B.A., with high honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004