Healthcare providers are not infallible and the law does not hold them to a standard of perfection.  Our attorneys understand that bad outcomes can occur even with the best of care, and know how to help jurors appreciate the distinction between a bad outcome and negligence.

Medical Malpractice

  • Anesthesiology Complications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Delayed Diagnoses
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Incorrect Diagnoses
  • Infectious disease
  • Informed Consent
  • Internal Medicine
  • Labor & Delivery Complications
  • Other Obstetric and Gynecological Issues
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management and Medicine Issues
  • Pathology and Radiology
  • Patient Transport
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Liability
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Retained Objects
  • Surgical Complications, Including Orthopaedic, Critical Care, Emergency, Vascular, and General Surgery
  • Urological Surgery and Issues
  • Wrongful Death

Licensing Board Investigations and Related Matters

Representative Health Care Providers

  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Dentists
  • Home Health Nurses and Aides
  • Hospitalists
  • Nurses
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists and Assistants
  • Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians and Physician Practices
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

Long-Term Care Liability (skilled nursing and assisted living facility negligence)

  • Abuse
  • Attacks on residents
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Elopement
  • Falls
  • Pneumonia
  • Resident Transfers
  • Sepsis
  • Wrongful Death

Medicare Set Asides

  • Necessity of MSA in general liability settlements
  • Commutation and Compromise
    • Considering and protecting Medicare’s future interest
    • Satisfaction of conditional payments
  • Settlement agreement language
  • Drafting and submission of Medicare Set Asides to CMS

Medicare Compliance Audits – Conducted by Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)

  • RAC Record Request
  • RAC Demand Letter
  • RAC Repayment
  • RAC Post-Demand Discussion Period
  • RAC Repayment
  • RAC Appeal
    • Redetermination
    • Reconsideration
    • Administrative Law Judge Hearing
    • Medicare Appeals Council
    • Federal District Court
  • RAC Appeal Strategies
    • Credentials of Reviewer
    • Defenses
    • Merits
    • Prior Approval
    • Review Criteria Used
    • Statistical Challenges
    • Treating Physician Rule
    • Without Fault

Medical Record Keeping and HIPAA

  • Best Practices
  • Chart Content
  • Chart Organization
  • Corrections/Revisions
  • Confidentiality
  • Dictation
  • Health Plan Identifier
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
    • Business Associates/Agreements
    • Compliance
    • Covered Entity Obligations
    • Deadlines
    • Requirements
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)
  • Privacy Standards
  • Electronic Health Records
    • Electronic Communications with Patients
    • Advantages/Disadvantages Free Text and Auto-Populated Fields
    • Electronic/Digital Fingerprint
    • Meaningful Use as Defined by Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)
      • Data Capturing and Sharing
      • Advanced Clinical Processes
      • Improved Outcomes
    • Shadow Charts
    • Informed Consent
    • Patient Non-Compliance
    • Telephone Contact
  • Record Requests