Litigation and Arbitration Recoveries for Physicians and Medical Practice Owners
Hamil Little represents medical practices, physicians and physician groups, and other businesses and professionals in litigated and arbitrated cases that seek financial recoveries and other economic remedies. We have developed considerable experience in litigating very challenging cases for medical practices and physicians in serious legal disputes. While litigation is rarely a desired road, when legal recourse is necessary, thoughtful and meticulous, goal-driven legal work by experienced health law business attorneys is imperative. We represent medical practices and physicians in state and federal court litigation, arbitrations, and mediations.
Financial Recoveries for Physicians and Medical Practices
- Employment and Compensation Disputes:
Employment of physicians (as well as many other medical professionals) will typically be governed by a written contract of employment. In the case of physicians, many employment agreements are lengthy, complicated and typically drawn in a one-sided fashion that favors the employer. Where RVU-based and other production formulas are part of the compensation scheme, it is rare that the contract does not contain ambiguities concerning pay. Our firm has the knowledge and experience with contracts and employment disputes to help our clients realistically evaluate and prosecute viable claims for unpaid professional compensation and related financial recoveries, whether in litigation or arbitration.
- Contract Litigation:
A common type of business dispute claim breach of contract. Today, the average physician or medical practice will sign dozens of contracts over a course of time, including purchase/sale agreements, vendor contracts with a variety of entities that provide essential services to healthcare providers, leases, third-party payor agreements, and practice ownership agreements. Too often, it is first realized at the dispute phase when a contract is carefully scrutinized by litigation counsel, that failures at the transaction stage (like the mindless use of a form obtained from the internet or purchased from a form company) left a party vulnerable to ambiguities and inadequate contractual protection. Our health law litigation attorneys have substantial experience in litigating challenging contract disputes.
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes and other Business Divorce:
The competing interests that attend medical practice partnership dissolution often give rises to disputes and some that will find the way to the courthouse. Our health law firm represents individuals and business entities that are caught in the middle of such disputes. We have the background and experience to help our customers assess and proceed with claims for financial recoveries or protection of financial interests based on ownership.
- Business Torts:
Business “torts” can include many types of intentional “civil wrongs” motivated to harm one’s economic interests, including fraud or intentional interference with a party’s business relationships. Such claims are often more difficult to prove because of the complexity of the claims and the need for proof of improper motive or other tortious conduct, but greater damages may be obtainable where such proof exists, sometimes including punitive damages.
- Multi-plaintiff and other Complex Cases:
We have represented physicians and individuals in business disputes involving multi-plaintiffs or groups. In some circumstances that involve similarly situated claimants with common objectives, joining claims in a single case against the same defendant(s) can be a viable strategy and provide enhanced leverage and ability to obtain a successful financial outcome.
Health Law Litigation Attorneys: Recoveries for Other Professionals and Businesses
Our health law practice is heavily geared toward helping healthcare providers and other professionals that work in the health care industry. We apply the same diligence, meticulous attention to detail, experience and advocacy to seek the greatest financial recovery or protection available, and the best possible outcome, for every customer we represent. In all new matters, we provide an initial limited evaluation by phone for the convenience of a prospective client, at no charge.
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