Health Care Litigation

Overview

 Licensing Board Complaints 
 
  • Successful defense of providers in complaints to and investigations by professional licensing boards, involving allegations as to competence, ethics violations, provider impairment, and violations of regulatory laws
Medical Negligence
 
  • Successful defense of health care providers in thousands of claims in several jurisdictions, trying approximately 75 medical negligence claims to verdict, involving virtually every specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, obstetrics, oncology, neonatology, nephrology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery
Reimbursement Reviews
 
  • Have obtained millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursement payments through the complex administrative hearing and judicial review process
  • Successfully defended hospitals and health care providers in administrative and court actions based on government claims of overpayment or billing irregularities
Risk Management
 
  • Advised hospitals, health systems, and practice groups regarding protection of peer review and quality assurance processes
  • Analysis of possible EMTALA violation in transfer of patient within same health system
  • Litigation regarding application of Health Care Quality Improvement Act, including National Practitioner Data Bank reporting, upon termination of physician
  • Assessment of risk reduction strategies in use of electronic health records
  • Advised hospital regarding reporting, responding to subpoenas, and public relations issues involving drug diversion in emergency department
White Collar Defense
 
  • Facilitated a client’s investigation of various allegations of research misconduct pursuant to the Office of Research Integrity’s requirements, including related allegations of unprofessional conduct in violation of institutional policy
  • Government investigations

Contacts

  • Partner
    T: (207) 253-4624
  • Partner
    T: (207) 253-4484