Adam Snyder is an attorney with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He focuses his practice on the defense of hospitals, nurses, and physicians in medical malpractice matters. The majority of his practice concentrates on the defense of birth trauma and wrongful death matters and issues involving women’s health. He has defended more than 80 medical malpractice matters, about half of which involved perinatal or neonatal injuries or death.
Adam also advises healthcare clients in general legal and operational/business issues, as well as contracting and licensing matters, medical staff privileges and HIPAA/privacy compliance. He counsels and defends insurers and hospital systems on Medicare matters, helping them overcome the challenges posed by Medicare’s increasingly stringent reporting requirements and the obligations and liability concerns that arise because of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Adam has defended the physician-patient privilege successfully, taking a personal contempt sanction to the Illinois Appellate Court.
Outside of the daily practice of law, Adam serves as a contributing editor to well known legal publications, presents to physicians and nurses on birth trauma litigation, and is an avid wine collector and mountaineer. In the past, he chaired two annual auctions that raised a substantial amount of money to fund scholarships for students pursuing legal careers that would directly benefit the public, and presently serves on the board of Friends of Prentice, the charitable organization that supports Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, and on the planning committee for galas at Advocate Health Care.
Named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magzine® for Health Law and Medical Malpractice Defense (2016-2017)
Named to the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers® (2014-2017)
Named to Best’s Directories of Insurance Professionals® (2010-2015)
AWHONN/K2 Medical Systems course on Shoulder Dystocia (2015).
PESI Healthcare course High-Risk Obstetrics: Current Trends, Treatments & Issues (2015).
MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
Board of Governors, West Suburban Bar Association
Member, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA)
Member, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IADTC)
Member, The Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Member, American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Member, Board of Directors, Friends of Prentice Women’s Hospital
Member, Gala Committee, Advocate Healthcare INSPIRE Gala
Member, Gala Committee, Advocate Christ Medical Center
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
Digital Liability: Beyond the EMR, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society Law Day Event (November 18, 2016).
Birth Injuries & the Law, Contemporary Forums (October 6-8, 2016).
Costly Mistakes via Email, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education (September 22, 2016).
Costly Mistakes via Email, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education (March 24, 2016).
Birth Injuries & the Law, Contemporary Forums (October 1-3, 2015).
Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education (July 30-31, 2015).
Managing Risk & Preventing Malpractice, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education Series (March 24, 2015).
The Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital Summer Educational Series (July 26, 2013).