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Lydia Habliston Toso
Lydia Habliston Toso

Lydia Habliston Toso

Partner - New Orleans

Lydia Toso, Partner in the New Orleans office, practices primarily in the areas of healthcare law, medical malpractice and insurance defense. Lydia has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

Notarial Commission appointed May 1, 1986 for the State of LA.

Tulane University, J.D., 1981

Virginia Tech, M.A., 1974

Hollins College, B.A., 1971

Admissions

1981, Louisiana State Courts; 1991, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana; 2000, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

General Counsel to Children's Carnival Club

Louisiana State Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee, 1995 - 1996; Mentoring Committee, 2001 - 2002.

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

Louisiana Association of Hospital Attorneys

Community Involvement

Louisiana Jamestowne Society, Past Governor and Treasurer

Louisiana Mayflower Society, Assistant General and Historian

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana, Registrar

Orleans Club: 1st Vice President; Chairman of the Legal Committee; Board Member

Huguenot Society of New Orleans, Vice President

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named "Top Lawyers of New Orleans" by New Orleans Magazine for Medical Malpractice, 2014, 2016

Presentations

  • "Strategies for avoiding medication errors, decubitus ulcers, and falls.", Presentation for Resthaven Nursing Home, October 14, 2015
  • "Mental Health and EMTALA", Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's annual Mental Health Law Update conference, May 9, 2013
  • “The First Amendment and the Maryland Toleration Act”, October 3, 2012
  • “Fraud and Abuse Compliance in Mental Health Settings”, March 1, 2012
  • “Medical Malpractice Guide to Misdiagnosis Cases.”, December 8, 2011
  • "Risk Management, Duty to Warn, and Other" presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's Mental Health Law Update Conference., March 15, 2011
  • Louisiana Legislative Update, Louisiana Hospital Association's, seminar, September 15, 2009
  • "Risk Management, Duty to Warn, and More.", Louisiana Hospital Association, 2009 Mental Health Law Update, March 26, 2009
  • "Risk Management and Compliance Issues", Presentation to the Louisiana Hospital Association, Compliance Program, January 13, 2009
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