Denise Destache is a partner of Lamson Dugan and Murray, and has been with the firm since 2004. With a background in both nursing and the law, her primary practice areas include medical malpractice defense and health care law.
Ms. Destache represents health care professionals and health care facilities in medical malpractice cases and state licensure actions. She has advised health care providers in a variety of health law related issues including HIPAA, EMTALA, Peer Review and Quality Assurance activities, and many aspects of health care risk management. She has given numerous presentations regarding these issues to physicians, nurses, facility administrators and risk managers; and has been a guest lecturer for medical, dental, and nursing students. In 2011, Ms. Destache was instrumental in bringing about changes to Nebraska’s peer review and quality assurance laws, which now provide greater protection to these activities which promote a higher quality of health care.