Rhonda L. Wood

Rhonda L. Wood

Rhonda L. Wood

Rhonda L. Wood is an attorney at Stewart|Phelps|Wood Attorneys in Indianapolis, Indiana. Focusing her practice on medical malpractice, Ms. Wood joined the Stewart|Phelps|Wood Attorneys medical malpractice team in 2010. She primarily represents patients injured while under the care of doctors, hospitals, nurses and nursing homes. Her clients also include veterans who are the victims of medical malpractice at VA hospitals.

Ms. Wood represents clients throughout the Greater Indianapolis Area and the state of Indiana. In addition, she has successfully advocated on behalf of clients in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Wood is active in the legal community. She is a member of various professional, legal, and medical organizations, including the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses.

Ms. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Indianapolis and received her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Before becoming a licensed attorney, she worked at OrthoIndy Hospital as an operating room nurse.

After completing her legal studies, Ms. Wood obtained her license to practice law, which qualified her to appear before all Indiana state courts. She is also qualified to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Her combination of medical knowledge and legal skills provide her with unique insight into her cases and a complete understanding on how to achieve the best possible outcomes.


Admitted: 2011, Indiana

Honors/Awards:

  • America’s Most Honored ProfessionalsThe American Registry2017
  • Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service10 Best AttorneysAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attormeys2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2019Rising StarSuper Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse/BSN

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • IndyBar Volunteer for IndyBar review2019
  • Northern Federal District Court of Indiana
  • Southern Federal District Court of Indiana
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2017
  • American Association of Justice, 2017
  • Indiana Bar Association, Diversity Committee, Member, 2014
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Operating Room Nurses, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elderly resident right consultant and advocate2019
  • IndyBar Volunteer for IndyBar Review. 2019
  • Orchard Park Elementary School, Volunteer, 2015
  • Earth Day, Participant, 2015-2016
  • Stewart|Phelps|Wood Kids’ Safety Day, 2012-2016
  • Park Tudor School, Volunteer, 2016-2017
  • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law’s Mock Interview Program, Interviewer, 2016
  • IU Law School Health Law Concentration Mentor Program, Mentor, 2011
  • IBA, Summer Connection Volunteer/Mentor, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Preemption by the Medical Device Amendments: Helpful or Harmful to the American People? This writing discussed the advantages and disadvantages that the American people realize from the statutory preemption of third class medical devices. Although the preemption encourages newer and better medical technology, it also has the ability to ignore the people that are injured by these same medical devices, 2010
  • Speaker, Charting and Medical Malpractice, OrthoIndy Anesthesia, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $140,000.00   Nursing home negligence2019
  • $100,000.  Nursing home negligence case.2018
  • $195,000 settlement.  Failure to diagnose infection and order testing.  2018
  • $135,000 settlement.  Failure to diagnose tumor.  2018
  • $140,000 settlement.  Negligent prescribing of medication. 2019
  • $225,000 settlement.  Negligence during dialysis2018
  • Fund access case.  Death due to negligence during surgury.  2019
  • $1,350,000.00 Medical Malpractice settlement. Negligent delivery.  2019
  • VA: Medical Negligence case:  $255,000 settlement2011
  • Death of an infant due to lack of treatment. Fund access2016
  • VA Hospital Negligence: $180,0002013
  • $880,000 settlement for failure to diagnose a stroke2017
  • Hospital negligence. Fund access2013
  • Settlement of $337,500.00 for negligent care in an assisted living home2017
  • Failure to prescribe the correct medication – settlement2015
  • Failure to treat infection resulting in partial foot amputation – Settlement2013
  • Indiana cap case. Failure to monitor deliver baby timely2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: VA Hospital Death Case2011
  • Failure to diagnose stroke – Fund access settlement2015
  • Medical Malpractice Prison Death Case: $737,499.002012
  • Medical Malpractice – Failure to treat, death of a child. $1.2 Million2016
  • Hospital fall due to negligence. $700,000 settlement2013
  • Negligent surgery. Settlement2016
  • Psychiatry Medical Malpractice: Fund Access2013
  • Missed sepsis case. Settlement of $1,015,000.002017
  • Death of a child in utero. $1.2 million – settlement2016
  • Undiagnosed DVT leading to PE. 1.23 million settlement2014
  • 1.25 million settlement. Loss of lung case2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: Nursing Home Death2011
  • VA – Failure to follow-up for Warfarin prescription. $600,000.002016
  • Plastics case: lip injection, settlement2012
  • Injury during surgery – settlement2016
  • Nursing Home Death case: Settlement2012
  • Wrong prescription filled. Settlement2016
  • Nursing Home Neglect2013
  • 1.25 million dollar settlement. Baby died in utero.2017
  • Patient death due to undiagnosed sepsis. 1.21 million settlement2014
  • Settlement for a missed appendicitis case2017
  • $1,230,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement: Birth Injury Victim. ($4,965,823.90 after structure)2011
  • Medical Malpractice missed diagnosis VA case. Settlement2015
  • $225,000 settlement. Failure to properly administer dialysis2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: Dental Case2011
  • Failure to diagnose HELLP Syndrome – Fund access settlement2015

Educational Background:

  • Butler University
  • University of Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science, Major: Nursing
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