Megan Grew Pimentel is an experienced civil litigation trial attorney, having successfully defended clients in Massachusetts Courts. Megan focuses her practice on the representation of healthcare professionals and institutions in medical malpractice actions and before the various Boards of Registration that govern these professionals. Her practice also includes the defense of individuals and businesses in civil actions involving product liability and other personal injury matters.
Awards & Recognition
- In 2018, Megan was selected, based on a vote of licensed attorneys in Massachusetts and a review by an independent blue ribbon panel, as a "Super Lawyer," as published annually in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers. Previously, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015. and 2016, Megan was selected as a "Rising Star."
- The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environmental Unit: A Global Environmental Response Team", 25 Suffolk Transnational Law Journal, Summer, 2002
In addition, Megan has authored the following articles for the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Legal Access Plan Newsletter, The Legal Advisor:
- The Online Prescription Monitoring Program: A New Tool in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse. July 2015
- Liability for Attending Physicians and Resident. March 2014
- Not All Publicity Is Good Publicity. July 2013
- Disclosure and Apology: When Words Can Be Used As Weapons. October 2012
Obtained dismissal of all claims against a defendant emergency room physician in a medical malpractice action. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent in his care and treatment of a patient while a patient in the emergency room, resulting in severe and permanent injuries. The Superior Court allowed the defendant’s motion to dismiss based upon insufficient expert disclosure.
Recent successful results Megan has contributed to obtaining on behalf of her clients, and other experience, include the following:
Obtained a defense verdict in Worcester County on behalf of a plastic surgeon. The plaintiff alleged negligent postoperative management following breast reduction surgery. The jury returned their finding that the surgeon had complied with the standard of care in his management of this patient.
Successfully defended a commercial property owner and its Director of Maintenance in a lawsuit brought by a woman claiming severe injuries from an alleged property defect. A Norfolk County Superior Court jury returned a verdict in favor of the property owner and the Director of Maintenance.
Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a commercial property owner in Suffolk Superior Court in a suit in which a patron suffered severe injury as a result of a fall on snow and ice.
Assisted a physician to obtain dismissal of a Board complaint and a Massachusetts Commission Discrimination complaint alleging discrimination based upon disability.
Assisted an ophthalmologist to obtain a dismissal of a Board complaint alleging inappropriate ophthalmologic treatment.
Assisted a physician to obtain dismissal of a Board Complaint alleging inappropriate prescribing to pregnant patient.
Represented healthcare institutions in numerous mental civil health commitments.
Presented at grand rounds on topic of civil mental health commitments.
- Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
- Law Review: Suffolk Transnational Law Review , Managing Editor, 2001 - 2002
- St. Anselm College
- Massachusetts, 2002
- New Hampshire, 2018
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2003