Health Care Litigation and Compliance

Health Care Litigation and Compliance

Health care professionals and health care institutions are devoted to administering highly skilled attention to the treatment and cure of serious medical conditions. Their avowed goal is to relieve suffering and prolong life, to provide answers to physical and mental concerns and to resolve medical problems. However, we all know that human life and human nature are unpredictable. Should a complicated malpractice claim arise, a licensing board investigation commence or a compliance issue become problematic, these professional care givers themselves require highly skilled legal assistance to answer their concerns, represent them in disputes and resolve complex professional problems. Our lawyers provide practical counsel and represent health care providers and provider organizations at trial, on appeal and in administrative and regulatory disputes.

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Our clients include:

Health Care Representation

Licensing Board Investigations. For more than 30 years, we have counseled professional, licensed health care providers in private practice and academic settings in complaint investigations before their licensing boards. We have represented physicians in over 400 medical board complaint matters and represented nurses, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists and occupational therapists in over 50 such matters. Our experience gives us the capability to manage these challenges for our clients. From the first notification of a licensing board investigation, we provide straight talk and counsel through the entire investigation to resolution.  

Compliance Issues. Individual practitioners, physician organizations and health care institutions are fully represented with respect to compliance issues. By maintaining current knowledge of industry rules and regulations, such as the most recent rules on electronic transmission of health information, we provide practical advice on compliance with HIPAA and other laws regulating the confidentiality of health care information, insurance issues, maintenance and protection of peer review privileges, the Natural Death Act, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, among other state and federal laws regulating health care providers and institutions.

Medical Malpractice Claims and Qui Tam Litigation. Our lawyers counsel providers and institutions in all aspects of risk management and limiting professional liability, but there are circumstances where litigation is unavoidable. Our health care trial lawyers regularly defend clients in court and on appeal in cases involving: 

Qualified Counsel

Health care professionals and institutions want legal counsel that understand what they do and the environment in which they work. Our lawyers have deep experience in the health care industry and are committed to representing the best interests of our health care clients.

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