Healthcare Industry

We assist our healthcare clients throughout all phases of healthcare-related litigation from presuit through post-trial appeals.  Also, we consult with and advise them on healthcare regulatory, compliance and transactional issues. Our clients typically include all types of hospitals and their executives, committee members, and medical staffs, individual healthcare and mental health providers and groups,  managed care organizations, imaging centers, ambulatory centers, home health, hospice, long-term care facilities, and their insurers.

We regularly represent clients in the following areas:

  • Defense of medical malpractice claims and any other type of civil litigation, internal or administrative action that can be brought against our typical healthcare clients
  • Professional licensure investigations and proceedings initiated by the Department of Health or by a professional board
  • Peer review proceedings and credentialing matters
  • Discrimination cases and employment matters alleged within the healthcare context
  • Appeals
  • Regulatory support
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Hospital operations including medical ethics, bylaws, rules and regs, policies and procedures, PSO and Amendment 7, EMR, HIPAA and HITECH, NPDB reporting, staffing, education, etc.

We also guide and assist healthcare professionals and organizations with their transactional healthcare needs.  Examples of our representations include:

  • assisting a company that sold its business which delivered oxygen and other medical gases to home health patients
  • ongoing corporate representation, including securities work, for a durable medical goods company
  • assisting the owner of multiple ambulatory care clinics sell his interests in those companies and related properties
  • estate and succession planning for a number of medical and dental professionals
  • reviewing, revising and drafting employment agreements for a number of medical practices and physicians
  • acting as the outside counsel and franchise counsel for a local leader in the non-medical home care industry
  • providing general corporate advice for a dialysis center
  • Forming a new urgent care clinic and providing advice on lease negotiations and intellectual property issues; and
  • Reviewing and summarizing laws relating to the wholesale distribution of prescription drugs and assisting our client with applying those regulations to its ongoing prescription drug distribution business

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