Health care providers rely on us to effectively represent their interests in a wide variety of matters requiring advocacy and litigation. Greensfelder’s health care litigators have the skill and experience to guide you through complex commercial health care litigation, medical malpractice claims, health care operational issues, and government, regulatory and licensing disputes.
Complex Commercial Health Care Litigation
Health care providers regularly turn to us for complex litigation involving payor disputes (including class actions related to charity care policies, facility fees, balance billing, coordination of benefits, and medical lien rights), Prompt Pay Act claims, data breaches, non-compete disputes, and general contract and premises liability claims. Skilled lawyers backed by state-of-the art technological support will guide you through complex health care litigation.
The successful defense of medical malpractice claims depends in large part on the ability to understand the clinical aspects of the medical care at issue. Assisted by registered nurses employed by the firm, our seasoned medical malpractice attorneys can address complicated medical issues and effectively communicate those issues to judges and juries. We work closely with in-house counsel and claims specialists in developing case strategies and defenses in order maximize value, and we also assist clients with root cause analyses and pre-suit investigations.
Health Care Operational Issues
Sometimes you need effective advocacy on day-to-day operational issues. We have experience with medical staff privileging/credentialing issues, HIPAA compliance, third-party subpoenas for medical records and deposition testimony, involuntary commitment hearings, guardianship proceedings, and enforcement actions/restraining orders against those violating guest policies.
Government, Regulatory, and Licensing Disputes
Working closely with Greensfelder’s Health Care industry group, our health law litigators are experienced with government investigations and fraud and abuse claims/whistleblower actions. We also regularly assist with certificates of need, peer reviews, staff discipline matters, and issues before the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, and Nursing Board.
- Secured numerous medical malpractice defense verdicts in Illinois and Missouri, with recent defense verdicts on claims in excess of $10 million.
- Successfully defended numerous class actions on claims related to health care billing practices and other complex health care litigation matters.