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Daniel W.
Farroll

Partner

dfarroll@heplerbroom.com

618-307-1123

Edwardsville, IL

 

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Insurance Broker E&O Liability
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • College of St. Thomas, B.A. (Chemistry), 1988

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

Practice Description


Mr. Farroll focuses his practice on healthcare defense litigation and regulatory matters, including:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Insurance Broker E&O Liability
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage

Professional Association Involvement


  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Co-Chair: Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Illinois Health Care Association: Legal Committee
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyer’s Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Medical Malpractice Committee
    • Long Term Care Subcommittee

Awards & Distinctions


  • Leading Lawyers Network (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Amicus Briefs
    • Vincent v. Alden-Park Strathmoor, Inc., Docket No. 110406 (2011)
      (Successfully argued Illinois Nursing home Care Act does not support punitive damages)
    • Bagent v. Blessing Hospital Corporation, Docket No. 102430 (2007)
      (Successfully argued Hospital was not vicariously liable for employee's unauthorized disclosure of private patient information in an after-hours conversation with an acquaintance in a bar)
    • Cookson v. Price, Docket No. 109321 (2010)
      (Court accepted and then declined review of requirements for health care professional report under 735 ILCS 5/2-622 due to subsequent decision of the court that voided the version of statute under review)
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team (1991, 1992 Captain)
    • 1992 Dillard Award (Second Best Brief in theWorld): Contributing Author
  • Order of the Barristers (1992)
  • Southern Illinois University Law Journal (1990-1992)

Legal Lectures


  • Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation, “Common Defense Theories,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (February, 2015) Chicago, Illinois, and Collinsville, Illinois
  • Medicare for Claims Adjusters, St. Louis Area Claims Adjusters, (February 2010), St. Louis, MO.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and the SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, (February 2010) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and the SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, (December 2009) Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Chicago, IL.
  • Medicare: Avoiding Post-Judgment and Post Settlement Litigation, (September 2009) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • Panelist: Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses (May 2009) Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis: Bench and Bar Conference, French Lick, IN.
  • Insurance Broker E&O Liability: Examination of Duty and Case Studies, (May 2009) Utica Mutual Insurance Company, Utica, NY.
  • An Update in E-Discovery (March 2009) Trial Tactics Seminar, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Chicago, IL.
  • Nursing Home Care Claims: How You Can Help Yourself (August 2008) Long Term Care Directors of Nursing of the Metro East, Fairview Heights, IL.
  • HIPAA: A Primer for Defense Lawyers (February 2008) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and the Tripartite Relationship (June/April 2007) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • An Overview in E-Discovery (March 2007) Trial Tactics Seminar, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Chicago, IL.
  • Discovery of Documents and Electronically Stored Information, (February 2007) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • E-Discovery, An Examination of Illinois Rules, (January 2007) Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chicago, IL).
  • Litigation Avoidance (November 2006), Illinois Association of Nursing Home Administrators: Annual Convention, Springfield, IL.
  • Top Ten Litigation Errors (February 2006) Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators: Annual Convention, Overland Park, MO.
  • Defense of Medical Bills after Arthur v. Catour, 833 N.E.2d 847 (Ill. 2005) (February 2006) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • HIPAA: A Primer for Defense Lawyers (February 2005) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.
  • Defense of Medical Bills and Collateral Source Rule (July/August 2004) HeplerBroom University, Edwardsville, IL.

Published Legal Writings


  • Author: Is the Third Time a Charm? Has the Legislature Formulated Damages Caps that Survive
  • Constitutional Scrutiny, IDC Quarterly (Fall 2005)