Medical Institutions Law

Our Medical Institutions Law attorneys regularly counsel hospitals, long-term care facilities, radiology centers, private medical practices and other freestanding health care entities on a variety of matters relating to Medical Institutions Law, including credentialing, privileging, licensure, disciplinary proceedings, insurance coverage, medical and nursing staffing issues, premises liability, and institutional compliance with applicable state and federal statues, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We assist health care entities in drafting internal protocols, policies and guidelines to govern their operations, and in complying with reporting and other requirements mandated by national, state, and local governing bodies such as departments of health, physician and nursing boards, and the National Practitioner Data Bank. We also counsel and represent health care entities in employment-related matters involving termination and denials of employment, termination and denials of staff privileges, claims filed under discrimination and retaliation laws, and claims filed against staff employees for boundary violations, battery and sexual assault.

In addition, our attorneys assist health care entities with internal investigations relating to infection outbreaks, equipment contamination, equipment failure and tainted blood products, and defend these entities against mass tort claims arising from the performance of allegedly unnecessary medical procedures. We also represent health care entities in business tort cases alleging fraud, defamation and billing irregularities, among other issues. We frequently negotiate, draft and review contracts for health care entities. We lead grand rounds and present lectures at various area hospitals relating to many of the topics described above. Our considerable experience enables us to assist our clients in all aspects of Medical Institutions Law in an efficient and cost-effective manner.