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Health Care Litigation

Health Care Litigation

We draw on our extensive knowledge of both the legal and operational issues our health and senior care clients confront to provide comprehensive litigation and dispute resolution services. Attorneys in other practice areas of the firm who specialize in corporate law, senior care regulation and operations, transactional health law, real estate, labor and employment law, construction, public agency law, and insurance recovery enhance our ability to zealously and effectively advocate for our health and senior care clients.

The health and senior care industries face unique issues and challenges. We are sensitive to the economic and operational impact of litigation on our clients and strive to resolve cases efficiently. We perform careful and candid case analysis and assessment at the outset and work in partnership with our clients to create a litigation plan. We aggressively defend or prosecute actions in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration settings, and administrative forums. We are also skillful negotiators. No matter the setting, we work hard to help our clients achieve their goals.


  • Medical staff credentialing and peer review matters
  • Citations and deficiencies imposed by the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Social Services, and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • License revocation actions and denials
  • Complex business and contract disputes
  • False Claims Act, government investigations, and fraud and abuse
  • Resident transfers, discharges, and evictions
  • Capacity and consent disputes
  • Unfair business practices
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement
  • Class action lawsuits
  • Insurance coverage for claims
  • Tort claims, such as elder abuse, wrongful death, fraud, and professional negligence

Representative Clients

  • Hospitals and organized medical staffs
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Independent senior living and continuing care retirement communities
  • Intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled
  • Medical groups
  • Home health agencies and other health providers
  • Licensed health care and senior living professionals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Key Contacts

Lori Ferguson
Lori Ferguson
Sacramento, CA

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