Wright Lindsey Jennings partner Jason Hendren recently served as a panelist at the Arkansas Hospital Association’s 89th Annual Meeting, discussing legal developments and trends, and risk management considerations for healthcare organizations. The interactive panel, entitled “Tales from the Trenches: War Stories from the Defense Bar,” featured some of the state’s most prominent medical malpractice attorneys who shared their experiences in this legal area.
Jason represents a wide variety of medical professionals, hospital companies and facilities throughout Arkansas in professional malpractice cases, drug and medical device products liability cases, medical board matters, HIPAA-related issues, EMTALA compliance and reputation management in connection with online reviews.
With more than twenty years of experience, Jason has handled several hundred personal injury cases. His practice spans the state of Arkansas and the healthcare field through his defense of hospital systems, pharmacies and long-term care facilities, as well as individual physicians, physician assistants, CRNAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists, dentists and orthodontists.
He also handles cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device companies in connection with products liability litigation. He is believed to be the only lawyer in Arkansas to have tried an EMTALA case to a defense verdict in federal court. He also advises healthcare entities on complex legal issues concerning the ever-changing healthcare industry, particularly with respect to risk management and loss prevention. He also handles general and commercial litigation for corporate clients.
Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers, Chambers USA and Litigation Counsel of America for his work in medical malpractice defense, Jason is an active member of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). In 2019, he received the Outstanding Defense Attorney Award at the AADC annual meeting. He also currently serves on the DRI Board of Directors (Southwest Regional Director: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas), as Immediate Past President of the Arkansas Bar Foundation, as a member of the Bentonville Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Arkansas History Commission.