University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2004
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Oklahoma State University, 2000
Lane O. Krieger
Lane O. Krieger has been a partner at Wiggins, Sewell, & Ogletree since 2012. He joined the firm in 2002 as a law clerk following his first year of law school, and he became an associate with the firm after graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with distinction, in 2004.
Lane is a trial lawyer who has significant experience in the defense of professional liability claims and lawsuits. His practice primarily focuses on representing physicians, hospitals, clinics, and medical staffing groups, but he also has handled the defense of product liability cases and class action cases, personal injury actions, and the defense of federal civil rights actions. He is licensed in Oklahoma and California and handles active cases in both states. He is admitted to all federal courts in Oklahoma. He also maintains a current license in Arkansas as well.
Lane has been a guest lecturer at a variety of events with a focus on health care risk management topics, and he has participated in providing continuing medical education to the medical community regarding risk mitigation strategies and providing updates on the applicable law and current trends in medical-legal litigation.
Lane has tried to jury verdict as primary counsel a range of cases which has resulted in his being designated by his peers as an “Oklahoma Super Lawyers” in the field of medical malpractice defense, an honor reserved for a very limited number of defense attorneys in the state. Previously, as a young lawyer, he was recognized as an “Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star.”
Lane earned his B.S. (Business), with honors, from Oklahoma State University after beginning his college education at Pepperdine University.
Gomes v. Hameed; 2008 OK 3, 184 P.3d 479. Supreme Court of Oklahoma opinion holding that where physician is rendering or attempting to render care, the Good Samaritan Act’s protection from claims of negligence can apply. Furthermore, an agreement not to sue which is negotiated on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person must be approved by the court to be enforceable, and there is no impediment to having such a contact tendered for judicial approval upon remand.
Tortorelli v. Mercy Health Center, Inc.; 2010 OK CIV APP 105, 242 P.3d 549. An Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals case that strengthened the application of the learned intermediary doctrine.
“Medical-Legal Presentations and Important Topics in Litigation” – Oklahoma Osteopathic’s 2021 Summer CME Risk Management Lecture at the OOA annual meeting.
- Krieger successfully defends OB/GYN specialist in brachial plexus birth injury case in Oklahoma County.
- Krieger obtains defense verdict on behalf of defendant gastroenterologist. After a multiday trial in Comanche County, the jury found for the defendant gastroenterologist in a case of alleged mismanagement of Crohn’s disease in which the patient ultimately required a total colectomoy.
- Krieger obtains dismissal with prejudice of an emergency physician during lengthy Cleveland County trial.
- In a Tulsa County case, plaintiff alleged that the patient suffered post-operative vision loss, and ultimately complete blindness, as a result of the negligent intraoperative care of the cardiothoracic surgeon and his management of noted air emboli while the patient was on cardiopulmonary bypass during a coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The jury promptly returned a defense verdict, and the case was later upheld on appeal.