Donn Alexander specializes in health care litigation, with a particular emphasis on hospital defense, medical malpractice, drug and medical device litigation, and defense of long-term care facilities. Donn has extensive experience representing local and national health care clients in state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.
Donn focuses his practice on the representation of general and specialty hospitals, physicians, drug and medical device companies, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, laboratories, pharmacies, outpatient surgery centers and ancillary service providers. His clients range from individual physicians to Fortune 500 companies. He is dedicated to providing his clients with creative, efficient solutions for their complex matters.
• Obtained defense verdict in 6-day jury trial involving home healthcare provider.
Case Summary: Donn and another JSH attorney, Cory Tyszka, represented a home healthcare provider against allegations of abuse, neglect, and negligence relating to the care of an elderly woman with dementia. Plaintiff alleged that Defendants’ caregiver employee was negligent in failing to respond to the elderly woman’s calls for help, causing the woman to fall and break her hip after she got up from her bed without assistance. Plaintiff further alleged that Defendants were negligent in failing to properly train and supervise the caregiver. Plaintiff also sought punitive damages. The Defense maintained that the caregiver’s actions were reasonable, that Defendants exceeded the standard of care in training and supervising the caregiver, and that the woman’s fall was not caused by Defendants’ or the caregiver’s conduct. Plaintiffs claimed $877,874.64 in damages due to pain and suffering, medical bills and expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life. The case was tried in Maricopa County Superior Court before the Honorable Rosa Mroz. After a 6-day trial, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on January 30, 2018.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
- Defense Research Institute
- State Bar of Arizona
- State Bar of Nevada
Professional Recognitions & Awards
- Peer-Review Rating 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell
- Southwest Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013-present
- Top Attorneys in Arizona, Phoenix Magazine, 2013
- Nominated for “Attorney of the Year,” Medmarc Insurance Group, 2010
Presentations & Publications
Donn frequently presents on health care law issues at local, regional and national seminars and conventions. He is also actively involved in the Arizona community.
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 1998
Arizona Law Review, Executive Note Editor, 1996-1998
University of Arizona, B.S., 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit