Overview of Services
The health care litigation practice group provides comprehensive litigation and dispute resolution services to clients in the health and senior care profession. We bring to bear the strengths of extensive knowledge of the legal issues confronting our clients, familiarity with our clients' operations, and the skill of capable trial attorneys. We are sensitive to the economic and operational impact of litigation on our clients and strive to resolve cases efficiently by performing careful and candid case analysis and assessment at the outset; and work to develop sound strategies for achieving cost-effective resolutions consistent with our clients' priorities. We aim to resolve disputes through mediation or informal means whenever possible. If litigation is necessary or unavoidable, we aggressively defend or prosecute actions in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration settings and administrative forums, always with the goal of maximizing value for our clients.
Attorneys in the health care litigation practice group have extensive experience, including jury trials and administrative hearings, representing clients in a broad array of actions, such as:
- Tort claims, such as elder abuse, wrongful death, fraud, and professional negligence
- Citations, deficiencies, and license revocations or denials by the California Department of Health Services, California Department of Social Services, and the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Unfair business practices
- Medical staff credentialing and peer review matters
- Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement
- Fraud and abuse
- Complex business and contract disputes
- Managed care disputes
- Antitrust claims
- Civil rights
- Class action lawsuits
- Insurance coverage for claims
We regularly represent all types of long term care providers, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living and continuing care retirement communities, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled, medical groups, public and private hospitals and hospital districts, health profession associations, independent physician associations, home health agencies, and other health providers.
The experience of the health care litigation attorneys is complemented by the capabilities of 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, insurance recovery, construction, public agency law and insurance recovery for claims against health care practitioners. Because our attorneys routinely advise our clients, we are able to provide legal services tailored to the unique issues and challenges confronted by our health profession clients.