Advising Health Care Industry Professionals And Businesses
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, has a long and successful history of representing clients in a wide range of complex issues affecting the health care industry. Our attorneys have represented medical professionals, hospitals, HMOs, medical schools and pharmaceutical companies.
At our firm, we support participants in the health care industry through:
- Working with insurance companies to defend medical professionals and medical facilities in malpractice litigation, particularly when significant punitive damages are being sought
- Negotiating contracts for physicians seeking employment with medical groups, medical groups that hire associate physicians and medical groups that enter into an exclusive contract with a hospital
- Representing physicians, dentists, chiropractors, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists and athletic trainers before state licensing boards
We have one of New Jersey’s most renowned business and health care defense practices. Our industry knowledge, legal experience and research skills can benefit you.
Strategic Legal Defense In Board Hearings And Litigation
Drawing from the interdisciplinary nature of the firm, our attorneys work closely with each other, including with our corporate investigation and litigation attorneys, to defend health care professionals who have charges filed against them. It is high stakes advocacy, in that livelihoods and reputations are at stake.
We have defended professionals before these bodies for over 25 years. We have successfully represented clients in lawsuits over the treatment of patients, hospital privileges and third-party payer disputes with insurers, Medicare and Medicaid. In fact, Anthony LaBue, a DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, partner, helped draft the legislation that guides these hearings.
Defending a physician in this setting is a highly specialized form of representation, in that a disciplinary hearing differs markedly from courtroom proceedings. For example, by and large, participation is limited to the professional himself – attorneys play a much less active role than in a traditional courtroom. The procedure is different, the rules are different, and it is a specialty in which experience and advance preparation are critical.
The health care law attorneys at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, are intimately familiar with the laws, procedures and customs of disciplinary panels. We know what works – in-depth medical knowledge, and the support of convincing, highly qualified and reputable experts. We also know that we are providing a highly personal service to a professional whose career may be in jeopardy. Our role is to provide support and guidance in addition to legal expertise for medical professionals going through a harrowing and critical professional experience.
Discuss Your Legal Concerns With A Reputable Team
Whether you seek liability protection, general business counsel or legal defense, we have the resources and experience to guide you. For a consultation for your health care business or organization, call 201-928-1100 or complete our online intake form.
Practicing Healthcare Attorneys
Susan Fruchtman (Regulatory and Licensure)
Susan Volkert (Litigation)