Business Litigation Lawyers for Healthcare Companies
We represent all types of healthcare entities in civil, commercial, and governmental litigation. Choose Oberheiden P.C. to put experience on your side.
Healthcare entities face a broad range of legal risks. In many cases, these risks will lead to litigation. While healthcare entities can (and should) take steps to mitigate their risk of litigation, some circumstances will simply be beyond their control.
At Oberheiden P.C., our senior attorneys bring centuries of combined experience to representing healthcare entities in litigation. This includes civil and commercial disputes as well as litigation involving government agencies. We have an extensive track record of achieving favorable results for our healthcare clients in all types of litigation, and our attorneys rely on the insights gained from this experience to help providers and other entities make informed and strategic decisions at all stages of the litigation process.
Experienced Litigation Counsel for Healthcare Entities
Oberheiden P.C. are trusted business litigation lawyers for healthcare companies. We represent all types of healthcare entities in civil, commercial, and governmental litigation. This includes not only medical providers, but also other types of businesses involved in healthcare in varying capacities. Some examples of the types of clients we serve include:
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Dental Practices
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Companies
- Healthcare Marketing Agencies
- Home Health Agencies
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Companies
- Physician Practices and Groups
- Urgent Care Centers
While many of these entities face the same types of legal risks, litigating disputes effectively requires a clear understanding of the nuances of the business and its operations. As a result, it is critical for healthcare entities not only to choose experienced litigation counsel, but to choose experienced litigation counsel who are familiar with what they do. With our focus on healthcare litigation, we have successfully represented entities in all segments of the healthcare industry, and this allows us to provide efficient, strategic, and tailored legal representation from the outset of our engagement.
In addition to our healthcare litigation attorneys, many of whom previously served as healthcare fraud prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), we also have consultants who specialize in various areas of healthcare practice. These consultants all come from federal healthcare backgrounds, and they offer deep insights and practical advice for both private and government healthcare litigation matters.
Cases We Handle
Within our healthcare litigation practice, we represent providers and other entities facing all types of civil disputes, commercial disputes, and government investigations. This includes, but is not limited to, matters involving:
Contract disputes can involve a variety of issues; and, while it is often possible to resolve these disputes without legal action, in some cases litigation is necessary. We work with our clients to explore their options and pursue amicable out-of-court resolutions whenever possible, but we do not hesitate to litigate when it is in our clients’ best interests to do so. Some examples of common contract disputes in the healthcare setting include those involving:
- Employment and independent contractor agreements
- Non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements
- Commercial real estate leases
- Equipment leases and purchase agreements
- Software and other intellectual property (IP) license agreements
- Supply and distribution contracts
- Service agreements (i.e. for marketing, information technology (IT) support, cybersecurity, compliance, and other services)
Patient disputes are a persistent issue for healthcare providers in all settings. Allegations of medical malpractice and other forms of negligence can create substantial liability exposure, and healthcare providers must handle these types of cases carefully in order to not only avoid unnecessary liability in each individual case presented, but also in future litigation. At Oberheiden P.C., we have significant experience representing healthcare providers and their insurers. We focus on the particular details of each individual case in order to build sound defense strategies, and we work to minimize our clients’ liability to the fullest extent possible.
For businesses that serve providers and other entities in the healthcare industry, customer disputes can lead to costly litigation. However, as with other types of disputes, it is also possible to achieve efficient results in many cases. We represent DME companies, PPE companies, and other suppliers and distributors in contract disputes and other matters, and we represent our provider clients in these types of disputes as well. With experience on both sides of these disputes, our attorneys are able to offer strategic insights that take into account all of the factual, legal, and practical issues at hand.
Shareholder litigation presents risks for all types of healthcare entities. This includes litigation involving co-owners of privately-held businesses, minority-majority disputes, and shareholder derivative litigation. When engaged to resolve shareholder disputes, we take a practical, cost-conscious, and results-oriented approach that prioritizes minimizing any disruptions to our client’s delivery of services or products to its patients or customers. While these types of disputes will occasionally lead to trial, in many cases a proactive and forward-thinking approach will facilitate a favorable out-of-court resolution.
Employment litigation is another persistent concern for healthcare providers and other companies in the healthcare industry. Harassment and discrimination claims are common, as are claims arising out of employment contracts with physicians, executives, and other high-level personnel. Healthcare entities can also face claims involving exposure to health risks in the workplace, as well as claims involving labor laws, paid leave, overtime, and other statutory rights. We represent healthcare entities in all types of employment-related disputes, including litigation in civil court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Healthcare Fraud Litigation
We have extensive experience in healthcare fraud investigations and litigation at the federal level. This includes cases involving allegations of fraud under Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and other public and private insurance programs. Our senior attorneys have successfully represented numerous providers and other entities in matters involving the DOJ, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), and other agencies.
Other Civil and Commercial Disputes
We also represent healthcare entities in a broad range of other types of civil and commercial disputes. This includes everything from data security breach litigation to private actions involving alleged antitrust and securities law violations. We represent companies on both sides of intellectual property (IP) infringement and misappropriation litigation as well, and we provide advice and representation for many other types of disputes in the commercial and corporate realms.
Other Federal Enforcement Matters
Likewise, we represent healthcare entities in federal enforcement matters extending far beyond allegations of healthcare fraud. We have represented many clients in matters involving the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among other agencies. In all federal enforcement matters, we take the same proactive approach focused on achieving a favorable pre-charge resolution that protects our client from the costs and risks of litigating against the government in federal district court.
FAQs: Protecting a Practice or Business in Healthcare Litigation
What Should I Do if I have Concerns about a Possible Lawsuit Against My Healthcare Practice or Business?
If you have concerns about a possible lawsuit against your healthcare practice or business, your first step should be to consult with an attorney. You need to choose an attorney who has specific and significant experience in healthcare litigation. At Oberheiden P.C., all of our healthcare litigation attorneys have a decade or more of experience, and many have several decades of experience dating back to their time as federal healthcare fraud prosecutors with the DOJ.
What Should I Do if I have Concerns about Possible Healthcare Fraud Allegations?
If you are concerned that your healthcare business or practice could be at risk for facing allegations of healthcare fraud, this is also a situation in which you need to engage experienced litigation counsel promptly. If your business or practice is the subject of an ongoing audit or investigation, you will need legal counsel to intervene and steer the process toward a favorable resolution. Many of our senior healthcare litigation attorneys have significant experience on both sides of federal healthcare fraud cases, and we can use this experience to help protect your business or practice.
How Can Healthcare Entities Mitigate the Costs of Civil, Commercial, and Governmental Litigation?
Mitigating the costs of litigation starts with gaining a clear understanding of the issues at hand and the potential exposure your business or practice is facing. With this in mind, when we are engaged for healthcare litigation defense, our first step is to conduct an internal investigation. Once we have a clear understanding of the circumstances presented, then we can build and execute a targeted defense strategy focused on achieving a favorable result as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Why Do Healthcare Entities Choose Oberheiden P.C. for Litigation?
Healthcare entities choose Oberheiden P.C. for litigation because this is the hallmark of our practice. Our attorneys and consultants have centuries of relevant experience, and we have a long track record of successful representation in both civil and criminal litigation at the federal level.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation at Oberheiden P.C.
If you would like to speak with one of our senior healthcare litigation attorneys, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation at Oberheiden P.C. To get started, call 888-680-1745 or contact us online today.