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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2012, Public Interest Law Certificate; Dean’s List; DePaul Journal of Women, Gender & the Law, Symposium Editor
    • B.A., cum laude, DePaul University, 2009, Political Science; Minors in Biology & Psychology; Dean’s List
Daria Porta focuses her practice on providing strategic advice and representation to health care systems, hospitals, physician groups, and individual health care providers, working alongside Polsinelli attorneys to offer clients the best possible defense to their regulatory and compliance issues. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Daria represented hospital systems, medical groups and insurers in high damages medical malpractice and product liability cases, working closely with hospital risk managers and directors of quality. She has experience counseling clients on confidentiality statutes for mental health/substance abuse records, Patient Safety Organizations, consent forms, audit trail retention, peer review committees and credentialing issues. 

Daria’s unique knowledge of the liabilities facing health care systems from a malpractice standpoint, provides her a unique understanding of the intricacies involved in representing such clients and how certain policies and processes can result in increased potential risks and potential liabilities down the road. Her litigation background providers her the experience necessary to successfully defend clients in the courtroom and at administrative hearings.
  • Successfully obtained defense verdict for hospital against $4 million wrongful death medical malpractice claim involving death from pulmonary embolism following orthopedic surgery. 
  • Won dismissal with prejudice of spoliation claim alleging Illinois hospital failed to retain peripheral EMR audit trail. 
  • Obtained summary judgments on behalf of several Illinois hospitals on alleged agency of non-employed physicians. 
  • Successfully upheld peer review privileges on behalf of several local hospitals against motions to compel highly sensitive and privileged documents.   
  • Obtained early 5-figure settlement of wrongful death allegations against Illinois hospital, avoiding an additional 3 years of litigation expenses and $2+ million defense verdict against co-defendant physician, which was the first plaintiff medical malpractice verdict in the county.