David C. Jung

As a litigator, David's practice includes the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals and corporate clients in malpractice litigation, administrative hearings, and credentialing matters.


Professional Experience

David Jung has a trial-oriented practice with a focus on defending physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers against malpractice claims. Additionally, Jung handles construction and product liability matters. His recent experience includes:

  • Co-trial counsel for pediatric clinic and nurse in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a child, which resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Lead counsel for an independent medical review company and its contracted physician-reviewers in federal lawsuit involving the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), brought by a physician who had his medical staff privileges suspended, which concluded with a favorable result during the middle of trial.
  • Co-trial counsel for nurse practitioner and internal medicine physician in a medical malpractice case involving an alleged misdiagnosis of cauda equina syndrome, which resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Co-trial counsel for a urologist in a medical malpractice case involving the nephrectomy of a transplanted kidney, which resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Co-trial counsel for an emergency medicine physician’s employer in a medical malpractice case involving a ruptured brain aneurysm, which resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a hospital and its nurses in a medical malpractice case involving an alleged permanent brain injury resulting from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
  • Obtained dismissal for a licensed home inspector who was alleged to have negligently inspected a high-value residential property.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a hospital and its nurses in a medical malpractice case involving orthopedic surgery on a pediatric patient.
  • Co-trial counsel for a physician in a medical malpractice case involving the deaths of a pregnant patient and infant, which resulted in a defense verdict.
  • Obtained summary judgment for pulmonologist in a medical malpractice case involving a death.
  • Obtained dismissal for a hospital and its nurses in a medical malpractice case involving acute limb ischemia that was alleged to have led to the patient’s death.

David’s busy work schedule is only surpassed by his home schedule, where he, his wife, and their two kids enjoy sports of all kinds, hiking, camping and volunteering at St. Andrews Anglican Church.

Jung is an active member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. Jung has presented on healthcare liability issues for providers, risk managers, and adjusters. He has also presented on health insurance issues for employers. Jung’s formal publications include:

  • David C. Jung, Note, Solidifying Arkansas’s Liquidated Damage Law After S.O.G.-San Ore-Gardner v. Missouri Pacific Railroad Co.: It’s not all Water under the Bridge, 35 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 389 (2013)
  • David C. Jung, Symposium Note, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Constitutional Analysis, 35 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 543 (2013)
  • David C. Jung, Can True Parity Really Be Achieved? A Proposal for Behavioral Health Advance Directive Statutes with Bite, Ark. J. Soc. Change & Pub. Serv., Sept. 3, 2013

Recognition

Jung was selected as the 2018 – 2019 recipient of the W.A. Eldredge, Jr. Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer Award, for demonstrating exemplary trial conduct, undivided loyalty to clients, courtesy and candor to opposing counsel, respect for trial judges, and professional dignity for the administration of justice. Since 2017, Jung has been recognized annually by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

Community Involvement

Jung is a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, through which he actively works with the students, families, and staff of Western Hills Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also a member of The First Tee of Central Arkansas Board of Directors.


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