Practice AreaHealthcare Litigation

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Sheehan Phinney’s Health Care Litigation Group concentrates on protecting the interests of our healthcare clients involved in commercial litigation, internal audits, criminal investigations, and civil and regulatory enforcement actions.  Our attorneys have a broad and comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment in which our clients operate.  We provide comprehensive representation to health systems, hospitals, physician practices and practice groups, managed care organizations, pharmacies, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities, and healthcare technology companies in the following areas:

  • Anti-Kickback, Stark law and False Claims Act violations
  • Misbranding and off-label marketing of drugs and medical devices
  • Internal investigations, including Whistleblower complaints
  • Federal and state healthcare program, Medicare and Medicaid audits and appeals
  • CMS payment suspensions/appeals, reimbursement disputes, and coding violations
  • Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act violations
  • Gap audits and compliance program reviews
  • Contract disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Third-party payor disputes
  • Labor and employment disputes
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation issues
  • Physician termination/practice group termination disputes
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Nursing home failure of care violations
  • Leasing disputes
  • Patent, trademark, trade secret, and false advertising litigation
  • Creditors rights and  bankruptcy issues

Our team recognizes that in the healthcare field in particular, the cost of litigation is not just financial, but reputational.  Accordingly, we approach all healthcare litigation matters sensitively, with an eye not just on pursuing a successful legal outcome, but in protecting our clients’ reputation with consumers, the marketplace, and their communities.  We will work collaboratively with you to assist with public relations, risk assessment, and mainstream and online media monitoring to ensure the accuracy of reported information.