Areas of Practice

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • Temple University (B.B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002

Associations & Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association - member, State Civil Litigation and Women in the Profession Sections

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013

Heather A. Tereshko

Special Counsel
620 Freedom Business Center
Suite 300
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 354-8481
(610) 354-8299 - Fax
hatereshko@mdwcg.com

As a member of the Health Care Department, Heather focuses her practice on the defense of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care providers, as well as hospitals and several major health systems in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Her litigation experience includes cases involving catastrophic injuries with significant liability and damage exposure. She has more than 15 years of experience representing physicians at depositions conducted by some of the premier plaintiff's medical malpractice attorneys.

Heather has first-chair and second-chair jury trial and arbitration experience in addition to significant mediation experience. She has a keen understanding of complex cases in which the legal and medical issues intersect. She is a litigator whose trial, arbitration and mediation experience in state and federal court spans a diverse range of cases. Heather works hard to find the best solutions to her clients' most difficult problems and advises her clients about their potential exposure and risk assessment.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Secured dismissal of hospital and health system defendants in case involving death of 21-year-old patient due to alleged failure to timely treat congenital heart condition.

  • Secured dismissal of hospital and health system defendants in case involving permanent neurologic injuries allegedly suffered by the plaintiff as a result of a retained epidural catheter.

  • Secured defense verdict at arbitration on behalf of Emergency Room physician and hospital in case involving a claim that a physician failed to diagnose and admit patient for further evaluation of kidney infection.

  • Secured dismissal of orthopaedic surgeon and hospital defendants in case involving alleged negligent hip replacement surgery.

  • Secured dismissal of an obstetrician and hospital in case involving alleged negligent performance of a circumcision resulting in physical and cosmetic injuries.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  •  Recent Trends in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Litigation, Philadelphia Area Society for Healthcare Risk Management (PASHRM) monthly educational meeting, May 24, 2018

  • Defending Your Documentation, University of Pennsylvania Health System Third Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Conference, May 1, 2006

  • Internet Safety, Nazareth Academy  Grade  School, May 8, 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Support Center for Child Advocates, 2009-2012

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2001)

    Honor: Winner, Moot Court Delaware/Harrisburg Competition
    Honor: Member, Moot Court Honor Society (1999-2001)

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (B.B.A., 1989)