Medical Malpractice & Representation for The Seriously Injured & Abused
Slade McLaughlin presenting a seminar to lawyers about litigating medical malpractice cases. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare, then Prepare some more. (2016)
Mr. McLaughlin was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1982, in New Jersey in 1983, in the District of Columbia in 1985, and in New York in 1988. For the first ten years of his practice, Mr. McLaughlin worked as an attorney for one of Philadelphia’s larger medical malpractice defense firms representing physicians, dentists, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in professional liability claims. Since 1992, Mr. McLaughlin has focused his practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured by accidents, sexual molestation, or substandard medical care.
Mr. McLaughlin worked at The Beasley Firm in Philadelphia for 17 years, having trained under, and become partners with, the legendary trial lawyer, Jim Beasley, Sr. Following Beasley’s death, Mr. McLaughlin and Paul A. Lauricella formed McLaughlin & Lauricella.
In February, 2003, Mr. McLaughlin was trial counsel in the first World Trade Center lawsuit claiming that the Republic of Iraq and Saddam Hussein conspired with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on The World Trade Center. That lawsuit resulted in a $104 million judgment.
In addition to being listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is a member of The American College of Legal Medicine, is an invited member of The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and has earned an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available for both professional competence and ethical integrity. He has co-authored several publications including a Medico-Legal Chapter in two editions of Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery (a text for practicing anesthesiologists) and two separate supplements for the Handbook of Civil Practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania. Mr. McLaughlin was appointed by the Pennsylvania Association For Justice to membership on the Medical Malpractice Legislative Committee and received a similar appointment to the Oversight Committee for PAJ’s statewide Medical Malpractice List Serv.
Slade’s Interests Go Beyond the Law
Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the Mensa Society, but also enjoys non-intellectual pursuits, such as riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and other adventurous activities such as running the New York Marathon, skydiving, scuba diving, bungee cord jumping, “Running the Bulls” in Pamplona, Spain, and climbing to Mount Everest’s Base Camp.