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Michael Darren O'Quinn

Michael Darren O'Quinn

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  • Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury...
  • Arkansas
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Darren O’Quinn is peer-reviewed for the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

A native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he began his legal career in 1985 working as a law clerk at one of Arkansas’s most prestigious and largest law firms, then known as House, Holmes & Jewell (which eventually became Dover & Dixon). After receiving his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1987, he joined the firm’s Litigation Section as an associate where his practice emphasized the defense of insurers, doctors, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists, nursing homes, and personal injury, eventually being named a partner of the firm.

Mr. O’Quinn left his partnership at Dover & Dixon in 2002 and became a founding member of The Law Offices of Darren O’Quinn, where he began to prosecute the types of cases he formerly defended. Through his over 30 years of experience in both defending and prosecuting cases, Mr. O’Quinn has gained valuable insight into successfully screening and aggressively preparing cases for trial so that, ultimately, a careless wrongdoer will accept responsibility for the harms and losses caused to an innocent victim.

Mr. O’Quinn holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1984 and licensed as a pharmacist. Mr. O’Quinn also holds a degree from Henderson State University, where he majored in chemistry, biology, and mathematics. He is an assistant professor of Pharmacy Law at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and also lectures on pharmacy law at Harding University College of Pharmacy. Mr. O’Quinn is admitted to practice before all Arkansas state and federal courts, including the Arkansas Supreme Court, The United States District Courts of Arkansas, and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Health Care Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
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Professional Experience
Principal
Law Offices of Darren O'Quinn, PLLC
Current
Education
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Honors: Honors
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Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Pharmacy Negligence
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
Pharmacy Law, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Certifications
Doctor of Pharmacy
Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
A: It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.
Q. Can I take a physician to court for not providing proper pain relief after major spine surgery?
A: If you are in Arkansas, this would be a difficult case but a patient in pain should have adequate pain relief. I would need to know about your prior prescription history (Donets seem reasonable to prescribe less pain meds immediately after surgery than the patient was on without surgery (maybe later if the surgery is a success, but not immediately afterwards during acute recovery. With that said, proving damages (the money value of how much the extra pain harmed you as determined by a jury) would probably make this case uneconomical for an attorney to pursue. You might file a complaint with the Arkansas State Medical Board if it is here and they will investigate (including having the doctor explain). The instructions on on the zboards website. Best of luck, Darren.
Q. I noticed that my dad (in a nursing home) developed a bed sore. Is this a sure sign of neglect?
A: It depends on the Stage (1-4 with 4 being the worst), the location (pressure point), and whether he had a medical condition that prevented him from being turned or significantly impaired his circulation. Give me a call to discuss.
Q. I just found out that my father suffered from bed sores before he passed away.
A: It depends on the statute of limitations in your jurisdiction. For example, in Arkansas a medical negligence/nursing home neglect lawsuits must generally be filed within a 2 year statute of limitations (running from date of negligence, i.e. acts and omissions that caused the bedsores, not date of death). Each had stste can be different. Let me know if the negligence was in Arkansas and I can provide more detail. Thanks, Darren.
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