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Healthcare Litigation

Our Healthcare Litigation Group represents clients in civil, criminal and administrative litigation in all facets of the healthcare industry. We provide focused legal advice to healthcare clients in litigation, investigations and other disputes with private and governmental adversaries, and provide proactive compliance and risk management counseling in an effort to mitigate, avoid or narrow potential exposure. The group, which includes former senior prosecutors and regulatory officials, coordinates with the firm’s corporate healthcare group to provide integrated, multifaceted representation for clients, including:

  • National and regional hospital systems
  • Rural hospitals
  • Physician practice groups, ambulatory surgical centers and medical imaging and dialysis providers
  • Long-term care facilities (national, local, nonprofit and for‑profit)
  • Home health agencies (national, local, nonprofit and for‑profit)
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy providers (national, local, nonprofit and for‑profit)
  • Individual medical professionals
  • Pharmacies (national, local and independent)
  • Licensing agencies

From internal and governmental investigations to employee benefits disputes and disciplinary proceedings, we offer a spectrum of legal services, including:

  • False Claims Act litigation
  • Defending hospitals and other providers sued by employees, vendors, government agencies and others
  • Internal and governmental investigations and litigation relating to reimbursement, Anti-Kickback, Stark, Medicare and Medicaid issues, and other state and federal civil and criminal laws
  • Administrative actions and appeals, including licensure disputes, bid protests and provider exclusions, suspensions and debarment
  • Complex litigation representing hospitals and systems in commercial, securities and employee benefits litigation (including class actions)
  • Medical staff bylaws, credentialing, peer review proceedings and related litigation
  • Religious organization and charitable exemptions
  • Medical record subpoenas, motions to quash and proper disclosure processes
  • Facility and individual licensure
  • Reimbursement disputes and administrative appeals
  • Direct defense of hospitals and healthcare professionals in medical negligence actions

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