Health Care is one of the driving economic forces in the South and in the country; it’s also an essential focus of our firm.
In such a highly complex and regulated environment, we practice preventative law, by not only assisting clients with achieving their goals, but also avoiding unnecessary legal issues. Our attorneys represent numerous health care organizations, including hospitals, senior living facilities, surgery centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, hospice and home health agencies, physician practices, and diagnostic centers, as well as medical device, biotech, and information technology companies. From a litigation standpoint, our representation ranges from fraud and abuse, regulatory, contractual and other commercial litigation, to medical staff, licensure, and third-party payor hearings. When it comes to understanding the intricacies of health care litigation, thriving businesses turn to the Burr & Forman health care team.
When it comes to representing health care providers with regard to litigation issues, Burr & Forman has handled it all, including the following:
Representing health care providers in state and federal fraud and abuse litigation
Representing hospitals and physicians with regard to alleged EMTALA violations Representing hospitals, medical staffs, and physicians in medical staff credentialing and privilege litigation
Defending physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation
Representing health care providers in antitrust, contract, and employment litigation
Representing health care providers as creditors against entities owing debts, including liquidating and restructuring work-outs and bankruptcies Assisting health care providers as debtors with work-outs and restructuring of debts and capital structures, both in and out of bankruptcy court
Regulatory issues often arise in the litigation context and, in that regard, the Burr & Forman health care team has experience litigating the following:
Representing health care providers in both state and federal fraud and abuse investigations
Representing health care providers in RAC, Medicare and other third-party payor audits, hearings, and appeals
Representing clients in physician, pharmacy, and other state licensure proceedings
Defending clients in a broad range of federal and state agency (such as Medicaid, FDA, DEA) actions including investigations, adverse decisions, and contested case proceedings
Certificate of Need Litigation
Our experience with certificate of need matters is quite vast. From a litigation standpoint, we have represented numerous provider types in contested cases, declaratory judgments, agency hearings, and appeals.
Lead counsel for national pharmacy chain in defense of putative class action claim under Robinson-Patman Act alleging disparate pricing for non-insured consumers. Dismissed.
Lead counsel for health insurer in defense of putative class action by a group insurance subscriber alleging unfair denial of claims by women seeking certain cancer screening and treatment. Dismissed and affirmed on appeal.
Represented and handled employee matters for the company including; employee cases, drug testing cases; malpractice cases including wrongful death, wrongful life and birth, genetic testing, pathology, hematology.
Management Dispute Litigation
Represented nursing home owner in litigation against a post-acute and long-term health care services provider in a nursing home management dispute.
Medical Staff Disputes
Retained to defend physician in charges by medical staff of unsafe procedures.
Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in se...Read more
Gail is extremely responsive and is focused on solving the problem at hand. If conventional avenues won't work then Gail thinks outside the box in search for the solution.Read less
Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and...Read more
Anton Mertens did not prepare for my case and when he arrived for settlement he begged me to settle. I was young,a single Mom with a 4 yr old Son and 1 yr old Daughter. I settled because Anton Mertens did not offer my any alternatives and I was poorly represented by him. My house was taken away from me and I was homeless with my 2 children because of his ineptitude as an attorney.Read less
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The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisf...Read more
The attorney that handled my account did a very nice job. However, his partner padded the billing on the project very blatantly and the associate was unable to get satisfactory resolution for us in this matter. Messages left with the managing partner of the Jackson, MS branch to discuss the matter went unreturned. Very poor value for the money with very unethical billing issues. Complaint resolution nonexistent.Read less
We recognize that our ability to serve our clients is strengthened by establishing a diverse workforce in which differences are accepted and valued on an inclusive basis.
Burr & Forman LLP desires to foster a multi-cultured atmosphere that provides a cooperative work environment where everyone is treated with mutual respect, trust and understanding, and where everyone can reach their full potential. The firm values the knowledge and talents of a multicultural team in order to meet and exceed individual and business goals, and client expectations.