Attorney Oscar L. De la Rosa

Oscar L. De la Rosa

Oscar L. De la Rosa

Principal
De la Rosa Law Firm

Email: odelarosa@delarosalawfirm.com

Direct Dial: (832) 485-5901 



Practice Areas

  • Health Care Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Texas Medical Board and Medical Peer Review Defense
  • Civil Trials and Appeals

Oscar De la Rosa has more than 25 years’ experience representing hospital systems and health care providers. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association as well as the American Bar Association, Health Law Section.

Curriculum vitae:

  • Harvard University, B.A. with honors, 1990 (National Merit Scholar; Harvard College Scholar)
  • Stanford University, J.D., 1993 (Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Journal of International Law)
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP 1993-2004 (elected partner in November 2001)

Representative Matters

  • Won unanimous jury verdict on behalf of major health care system sued for $20 million after allegedly causing a patient’s brain injury and total incapacitation
  • Won arbitration proceeding on behalf of major health care institution sued by a software developer for alleged copyright violations
  • Won unanimous defense verdict on behalf of major health care institution in case involving sudden death of a patient following routine prostate cancer surgery
  • Won jury verdict for major health care institution in a medical malpractice case involving brain damage allegedly caused by trauma during an x-ray procedure
  • Won jury verdict for major health care institution in a premises liability case of alleged toxic exposure
  • Obtained dismissals of Texas Medical Board investigations on behalf of physicians in virtually every area of medicine and surgery
  • Won take-nothing judgments on behalf of physicians in virtually every area of medicine and surgery

Selected Publications, Articles and Speeches

  • “Current Issues in Nursing Liability,” The Methodist Health Care System’s Legal Seminar for Nurses (Houston, Texas), 2000
  • “Medical Errors: Reducing the Risk,” The Methodist Health Care System’s Legal Seminar for Nurses (Houston, Texas), 2001
  • “Physicians’ Liability Overview,” Baylor College of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Presentation (Houston, Texas), 2002
  • “Emergency Department Liability,” 12th Annual Advanced Medical Malpractice Course (Santa Fe, New Mexico), 2005
  • “Plaintiffs’ Rights Under the Texas Insurance Code,” Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Presentation (Houston, Texas), 2005

Professional Affiliations, Bar Leadership, and Other Distinctions

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, 2004-2005
  • Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 1999-2001
  • Past President, Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
  • Leadership 2000 Committee Chairman, Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2000-2001
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Alumnus (Boulder, Colorado), 1996

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