Health Care Litigation

Our knowledge and experience in the health care industry is the key to our Health Care Litigation Practice. We provide support to our health care clients in a variety of contexts including courtroom proceedings, arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings, audits, investigations and settlement negotiations. When faced with litigation – no matter the context – we effectively and efficiently protect our clients' interests.

Our Health Care Litigation Team has experience in a wide array of complex health care matters, such as:

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Government Investigations
  • False Claims Act/qui tam litigation
  • Commercial Payor Audits and Disputes
  • Government Payor Audits and Dispute
  • Medical Staff and Credentialing
  • HIPAA and Privacy
  • RAC Audits and Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Medical and Osteopathic Accreditation and Programming
  • Certificates of Need
  • Antitrust
  • Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Class Actions
  • Exempt Status Litigation
  • Provider Malpractice/Risk Management
  • Pharmacy Board Hearings

The firm also offers experience in various types of business litigation relative to the health care industry, including contractual disputes between doctors and their groups or between doctors and hospitals or other facilities, disputes relative to credentialing matters, disputes with vendors and contractors, securities matters, and class actions.

Antitrust and Competition
Our health care experience gives our lawyers a head start in analyzing and litigating antitrust and competition lawsuits in the heavily regulated health care industry.  Our lawyers have vast experience in the law governing mergers, price-fixing, monopolies, price discrimination and other aspects of antitrust laws. 

Our lawyers are seasoned litigators in the health care industry.  Our firm’s experience and capabilities in Health Care Law have been recognized by leading peer-review organizations, including Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America ®, Super Lawyers and  U. S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms.  The 2015 edition of Best Law Firms ranked Bowles Rice in the First Tier among West Virginia law firms in more than 30 different areas of law, including Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.

Our Clients
Bowles Rice has longstanding experience in the health care industry. We represent hospitals, physicians and physician groups, behavioral health providers, long-term care facilities, child welfare agencies, health maintenance organizations, other managed care organizations, third-party administrators, and medical educational institutions and associations.

The Bowles Rice Health Care Litigation Team emphasizes quality advice based on a thorough understanding of the law, extensive knowledge of the health care industry, and appreciation of a client’s mission, goals and objectives. Our ability to solve client problems requires not only the skill to guide the client through a highly complex maze of laws and regulations, but also an understanding of the political, social, and economic factors that often underlie health care policy. 

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