The laws and regulations that healthcare institutions face are constantly becoming more detailed with more severe consequences. The risks are high for medical practices, manufacturers, skilled nursing facilities, home hospice care providers, and others connected to the industry, meaning that odds are, litigation will eventually occur, whether or not you are maintaining full compliance with best practices and legal regulations.
Hart & David represents clients in the healthcare industry throughout litigation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution processes. Our skilled litigators can assist you with a wide variety of claims, whether those come from patients, clients, business entities, or government organizations.
Anyone in the healthcare industry should be aware of the regulations and laws set forth on the industry. Whether it involves the handling of patient information or the reporting of financial data, it can be easy to slip into one of the many pitfalls inherent in such a complex system of regulatory legislation.
HIPAA is just one example of the numerous regulations in place on healthcare institutions. HIPAA regulates the way patient information is used and handled with a variety of reporting, transfer, and security standards. Violations can be costly, resulting in hefty fines as well as a smear on your institution’s reputation. Maintaining full compliance with HIPAA standards is key, but just as important is having an attorney on your side in the event that you face litigation.
Since many view medical practices and healthcare providers as profitable targets, the fact that you are in full compliance with the law will not necessarily stop disputes and claims from arising against you. Hart & David assists clients in the healthcare industry with disputes and claims dealing with HIPAA, administrative issues, and other regulations.
Healthcare providers, including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and long-term care providers, are at high risk for malpractice claims. Even if they do nothing wrong, they can make appealing targets for those seeking a payout from a lawsuit. In addition to maintaining a high level of compliance with laws and best practices, healthcare practices, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and other institutions need to have a skilled legal authority on their side.
Malpractice claims are only one risk that healthcare institutions may face due to patient care. Patient care issues may combine with regulatory violation and information management practices, making it vital to maintain strong administrative and operational practices. If these become the center of a dispute, our skilled attorneys can assist you with our litigation and dispute resolution services.
Commercial and Liability Disputes
Whether they are for-profit or non-profit, healthcare institutions have a variety of operational, financial, and governance concerns to deal with. Naturally, this will lead to any of a variety of disputes, and sooner or later, most in the healthcare industry will face some form of litigation. Hart & David can help you successfully resolve these disputes, including those regarding such matters as:
- Contract disputes
- Class actions
- Whistleblower lawsuits
- Licensing issues
- Reimbursement appeals
- Commercial fraud
- Corporate governance
- Intellectual property
- Fiduciary responsibilities
- Tax issues
- Liability issues
If you are facing a dispute regarding any of these matters, you need skilled legal assistance. It doesn’t matter if you are not at fault—legal assistance is vital if you are to get through it unscathed. If you play any role in the healthcare industry, contact Hart & David today for a free consultation.