- Health Care
Challenge accompanies opportunity in today’s regulated health care industry. Clients turn to us for value-conscious solutions that keep their focus on health care while we target the legal obstacles that stand between them and their business objectives.
We represent clients across the broad landscape of health care, all of whom seek business-minded counsel to understand both the opportunities and challenges of the industry. Our attorneys find ways to position you for financial and operational success, regardless of your health care area of service:
- Ambulance services,
- Billing companies,
- Care management companies,
- Collection companies,
- Diagnostic centers,
- Equipment suppliers and manufacturers,
- Medical practices of all sizes and specialties,
- Nursing homes,
- Pharmaceutical companies,
- Security companies,
- Sleep centers and other clinics,
- Software companies,
- Surgery centers,
- Urgent care facilities, and
- Wellness providers.
If your business involves any aspect of health care, we have experience dealing with the regulatory, transactional, compliance, litigation, technology, employment and other legal elements of your business issues to guide you toward your business goal quickly and with an eye on value.
Our lawyers have served in government and in the C-suites of national and international health care companies. This hands-on experience is the highest value our firm brings to you. Our team includes: the former outside general counsel for one of Atlanta’s largest hospitals, the former general counsel for a health care services company and a publicly traded health care software company, the former in-house counsel for a publicly traded medical billing and software technology company, and an attorney who has worked with a state hospital association and other industry groups, just to name a few. Our team is also recognized nationally by providers, device manufacturers and medical equipment suppliers in chronic disease health fields such as pulmonary disease and sleep apnea. Our attorneys have decades of experience in health care transactions while here at Taylor English, at nationally recognized health care companies or at some of America’s biggest law firms.
Summary judgment obtained for hospital in a “trip and fall” premises liability case based on contributory negligence.
Creation and review of privacy policies and procedures for media, healthcare, and other clients.
Advise and counsel on sale of health care practices including disposition/transition of patient records and other clinic documentation.
Advise covered entities on business associate agreements to manage risk.
Advice on data disposal following sale/wind-down of healthcare practices
Led defense of patent infringement case involving claimed method to detect autism by analyzing bodily fluids. After we filed two motions for summary judgment, the parties reached a confidential settlement. Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. v. Metametrix Clinical Laboratory
Handled two cases for separate defendants, Ascendx Spine and Sintea Plustek, LLC, in the District of Delaware. Both cases were brought by Orthophoenix, LLC, a non-practicing entity, and involved claims of infringement of certain patents involving medical device technology. The parties in both cases reached confidential settlements. Orthophoenix, LLC v. Ascendx Spine; Orthophoenix, LLC v. Sintea Plustek.
Achieved favorable confidential settlement at mediation on behalf of healthcare provider resolving litigation concerning race and national origin discrimination and retaliation claims in the Northern District of Georgia.
Premises liability case against pediatrics practice involving allegations of magazine racks falling and causing neurological damage on 17-year-old boy. Following a week-long trial, jury delivered a defense verdict in 19 minutes.
Fire loss, allegedly caused by washing machine which caught on fire after hours, resulting in substantial damage to a large orthopedics practice. Matter settled for confidential amount, covering entire loss.
Represented a large health care provider in a bid protest of the Georgia State Health Benefit Plan.
Represented the developer of efficiency-management programs in the nationwide licensure of its proprietary software to a Fortune 500 owner of medical laboratories.
Obtained summary judgment for employer in defense of claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, civil RICO, and punitive damages. As a result of seeking judgment before trial was even made necessary, client was able to secure a victory, forego the expense of trial, and even obtain its attorney’s fees based on the factually lacking allegations asserted.
Successfully moved for summary judgment in favor of employer against disgruntled ex-employee for claims related to intentional infliction of emotional distress. By aggressively defending claim, and refusing to be held hostage to the claims asserted, client was able to obtain victory before trial was made necessary and was awarded more than $100,000 in attorney’s fees in so doing.
Also assisted the medical technology company in sale to a venture capital firm.
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