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Diverse client services for the diverse needs of the health care industry.

Our health care team provides outstanding legal service through individual attention tailored to the business and personal needs of individual health care providers; health care organizations, drug and medical device manufacturers and distributors.  Not only do we defend our clients’ interests in health-related litigation, but we also counsel our clients on matters facing all U.S. businesses in the health care industry, including labor and employment, regulatory compliance, business transactions, and probate.  Our health care attorneys have trial and clinical experience that benefit our clients in the wake of dramatic transformation in the health care industry.  We understand that medicine, regulations, and business operations are interlaced in the delivery of quality health care.

Experience and Capabilities

Our strength is our commitment to truly understanding the health care industry in all aspects of the law.  Our attorneys counsel health care providers on litigation and non-litigation matters such as: 

Non-Litigation

  • Compliance with federal and state regulations – Stark, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA
  • Patient privacy & confidentiality - HIPAA, HITECH, and Health IT
  • Labor, employment, and employee benefits
  • Licensing and registration of health care professionals and businesses
  • Contract review/drafting between health care providers and institutions and managed care organizations
  • Medical ethics and legal liability - informed consent, end of life, fertility, medical research, clinical trials, and IRB
  • Probate – guardianship, health care powers of attorney
  • Hospital committee investigations, medical studies act issues, and risk management
  • Credentialing, privileges, and medical staff governance

Litigation

  • Hospital liability – institutional and vicarious liability
  • Professional liability – physicians, dentists, nurses, physical/occupational therapists, mental health therapists, and other allied health professionals
  • Labor & employment, EEOC, retaliation, ADA & ADEA claims
  • Long term care liability
  • Home health and hospice liability
  • Product liability/medical device liability
  • Mental health liability
  • Indemnification matters
  • Subpoena assistance and deposition preparation

Business Solutions

Medical practice business transactions require strategic business counsel to mitigate risks.  Our attorneys can guide individuals and organizations through everything from incorporating an entity, to employment agreements, to IDFPR registration.  From due diligence investigation of a medical practice to successful closing on purchase/sell agreements, our attorneys merge their knowledge of health care and business law into the most meaningful legal advice.  We have a unique ability to help health care professionals launch, build, or transition a successful health care business.

Litigation Practices

We understand the financial impact litigation can have.  As such we utilize innovative practices to reduce litigation costs without sacrificing results.   

We communicate frequently with our individual clients to advise them of significant developments and solicit their input. We appreciate the balance the health care industry demands in a competitive market.  We meet these demands through comprehensive fact investigation and liability analysis, objective negotiation, and aggressive litigation.  Our trained nurse analysts organize, synthesize, and analyze medical records to assist us in mounting a vigorous defense.

We understand that the science of medicine determines the outcome of most liability claims.  Our attorneys are experienced in handling the most complex medical litigation involving birth injury, anesthesia, neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology, and cancer to name a few.  We work closely with outside consultants and maintain a network of leading experts in their respective fields.  However, we also recognize the differences in the way health care is delivered among providers in the industry.  We have adapted our knowledge of medicine to effectively represent the interests of health care systems, managed care entities, nursing homes, individual health care providers, and product manufacturers.  Our aggressive case work-up drives opponents to disclose damages, theories, and expert witnesses, which often results in voluntary dismissals.  Before going to trial, we explore cost efficient alternatives.

Technology

The delivery of health care services and the science of medicine are technologically driven.  We value technology as a tool that enhances work quality and improves our service to clients.  We have developed document management systems to organize and summarize documents, and fulfill our obligations as a business associate.  We employ the latest technology to organize documents produced during discovery and trial technology, such as computer-generated reconstruction video to aid in the presentation of evidence at trial.  We recognize, however, that technology is only as good as the people who use it.  We have the capability to make technology work for us and our clients.

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