The healthcare industry is among the most heavily scrutinized and regulated across the United States. For your New York medical practice, having a team of experienced healthcare defense lawyers can help you avoid liability and defend yourself against false accusations in a court of law or administrative hearing.
Our health law group at O’Connell and Aronowitz possesses extensive knowledge of the regulations governing professional compliance and licensure. We also regularly assist health care providers, answer questions, respond to administrative investigations, and advance their business and professional objectives.
We advise and represent doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals in obtaining licenses, employment matters, and adhering to regulations in order to remain in good standing. We provide additional representation to medical professionals who are facing investigations and actions by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD).
We provide advice and counsel to physicians seeking to obtain hospital affiliations and privileges as well as those who are at risk of having their privileges terminated or suspended. In addition, we work with clients to obtain and maintain credentials with HMOs and PPOs, and other provider networks.
Our team has developed key resources in this area because we recognize that staff privileges and network credentials are essential for serving a diverse patient population, driving referrals, and ultimately growing a practice. Similarly, we understand that certification by a medical specialty board facilitates credentialing with hospitals and health plans so our experienced health team can assist clients in attaining and maintaining their specialty certification status.
Some of the services we can provide for your healthcare organization include:
Criminal and Civil Defense
When you are accused of a healthcare-related crime, it is critical to have an attorney who understands both the criminal justice system and healthcare laws. Our team of healthcare defense attorneys has experience defending healthcare professionals against a variety of charges, including Medicaid fraud, malpractice, patient abuse, and prescription drug offenses.
Maintaining Regulatory Compliance
With an ever-changing healthcare landscape, it is important to have a legal team that can help you navigate the regulatory maze and ensure compliance with all state and federal laws. Our lawyers will work with you to develop policies and procedures that will keep your organization in compliance and provide ongoing consulting to help you make important decisions for your business.
If your healthcare organization is involved in a lawsuit, our team of experienced trial lawyers will vigorously defend your interests in court. We have successfully represented healthcare clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, employment disputes, and more.
Regulatory Licensing and Hearings
If your state medical license is at risk of being suspended or revoked, our healthcare defense lawyers can help you protect your livelihood. We have successfully represented healthcare professionals in front of various licensing boards, including the New York State Board of Medicine and the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
If you are an employer in the healthcare industry, you may be faced with disputes from employees or former employees. Our team can help you resolve these disputes through mediation, arbitration, or litigation. We have represented healthcare clients in disputes including claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and more.
Are you preparing to acquire or sell a practice location? Are you looking to merge with another healthcare organization? Our healthcare attorneys can assist you in all aspects of healthcare transactions, from due diligence to contract negotiation and from obtaining regulatory approval to regulatory compliance.
Get Legal Assistance for Your Healthcare Organization Today
No matter what legal challenges your healthcare organization is facing, O’Connell and Aronowitz can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare lawyers.
Locations We Serve
Statewide with focus larger metro areas