Rhonda L. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Stewart Phelps Wood Injury Lawyers
 | Ten Fortune Park, 3905 Vincennes Rd., Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 877-771-0974
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rhonda L. Wood is a founding partner with Stewart Phelps Wood Injury Lawyers in Indianapolis, Indiana. A registered nurse as well as a highly rated trial attorney, Ms. Wood represents the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients across the state who are dealing with complex, pressing legal challenges involving medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, and she also advocates on behalf of veterans who suffered substandard or negligent care at VA hospitals.

Ms. Wood's experience and training as a nurse helps her better address her clients' medical issues, making her all the more effective at building the strongest cases on their behalves. Over the course of her career, she has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients, including several awards well in excess of a million dollars.

A graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ms. Wood attended Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010. While there, she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi international legal honor society as well as the Health Law Society. She received her license to practice from the Indiana State Bar Association in 2011, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Recognized for her outstanding professionalism and service to her clients, Ms. Wood received the America’s Most Honored Professionals Award from The American Registry in 2017, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named her among the country's Top 10 Attorneys in 2018. She has also received numerous other accolades from her peers along with many positive reviews and referrals from her satisfied clients, including Superb client ratings on Avvo.

Ms. Wood maintains active involvement in her legal community, and she is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. She has also served on the Diversity Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, and she is a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

A selfless advocate, Ms. Wood volunteers her time and services throughout her area. She is a volunteer for the IndyBar review as well as an elderly resident rights consultant and advocate. She also mentors law students at Robert H. McKinney School of Law through the school's Mock Interview Program and Health Law Concentration Mentor Program.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (100%)


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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About Rhonda Wood

Admitted: 2011, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://spwinjurylawyers.com/about/rhonda-wood/


  • America's Most Honored Professionals, The American Registry, 2017
  • Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse/BSN

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • IndyBar Volunteer for IndyBar review, 2019
  • 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 advocate, 2019
  • 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


  • $140,000.00   Nursing home negligence, 2019
  • $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 dialysis, 2018
  • 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 settlement, 2011
  • Death of an infant due to lack of treatment. Fund access, 2016
  • VA Hospital Negligence: $180,000, 2013
  • $880,000 settlement for failure to diagnose a stroke, 2017
  • Hospital negligence. Fund access, 2013
  • Settlement of $337,500.00 for negligent care in an assisted living home, 2017
  • Failure to prescribe the correct medication - settlement, 2015
  • Failure to treat infection resulting in partial foot amputation - Settlement, 2013
  • Indiana cap case. Failure to monitor deliver baby timely, 2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: VA Hospital Death Case, 2011
  • Failure to diagnose stroke - Fund access settlement, 2015
  • Medical Malpractice Prison Death Case: $737,499.00, 2012
  • Medical Malpractice - Failure to treat, death of a child. $1.2 Million, 2016
  • Hospital fall due to negligence. $700,000 settlement, 2013
  • Negligent surgery. Settlement, 2016
  • Psychiatry Medical Malpractice: Fund Access, 2013
  • Missed sepsis case. Settlement of $1,015,000.00, 2017
  • Death of a child in utero. $1.2 million - settlement, 2016
  • Undiagnosed DVT leading to PE. 1.23 million settlement, 2014
  • 1.25 million settlement. Loss of lung case, 2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: Nursing Home Death, 2011
  • VA - Failure to follow-up for Warfarin prescription. $600,000.00, 2016
  • Plastics case: lip injection, settlement, 2012
  • Injury during surgery - settlement, 2016
  • Nursing Home Death case: Settlement, 2012
  • Wrong prescription filled. Settlement, 2016
  • Nursing Home Neglect, 2013
  • 1.25 million dollar settlement. Baby died in utero., 2017
  • Patient death due to undiagnosed sepsis. 1.21 million settlement, 2014
  • Settlement for a missed appendicitis case, 2017
  • $1,230,000.00 Medical Malpractice Settlement: Birth Injury Victim. ($4,965,823.90 after structure), 2011
  • Medical Malpractice missed diagnosis VA case. Settlement, 2015
  • $225,000 settlement. Failure to properly administer dialysis, 2018
  • Medical Malpractice Settlement: Dental Case, 2011
  • Failure to diagnose HELLP Syndrome - Fund access settlement, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Butler University
  • University of Indianapolis, Bachelor of Science, Major: Nursing
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Office Location for Rhonda L. Wood

Ten Fortune Park
3905 Vincennes Rd., Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Phone: 877-771-0974

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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