Find Lawyers in Seattle, Washington for Litigation - Health Care
Katharine Brindley has had a growing trial practice for the past 28 years, defending health care clients in medical malpractice matters and those facing disciplinary issues with state licensing authorities. For example, Kathy successfully defended a local hospital in a four-week trial by a claimant with bilateral leg amputations. The jury was unanimous in its verdict that there was no negligence by any health care professional. Katharine has developed a statewide reputation for her defense of...
Jeffrey B. Coopersmith is a veteran trial lawyer with an extensive practice focusing on civil and criminal matters, internal investigations for private and public entities, and complex commercial litigation. A former federal prosecutor, Jeff has substantial experience as lead counsel representing companies and individuals, both in the U.S. and abroad, in connection with investigations and criminal and civil enforcement proceedings in the areas of health care, securities, FCPA, antitrust, tax,...
Mike has over 40 years of wide-ranging trial and appellate experience at every level of the state and federal court systems. His practice focuses on medical liability and regulatory matters, Medicaid and health insurance payment issues, class action litigation including employment disputes, constitutional litigation, and related appeals. He has been lead counsel on more than 50 appeals resulting in published opinions. Before joining Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, Mike served for 19 years with ...
Amy represents health care providers and health care facilities in medical liability litigation, complex health care litigation, and licensing and disciplinary litigation. She also represents clients on a wide range of regulatory matters. As part of this latter focus, Amy counsels legal professionals, health care systems and physician groups on compliance with the HIPAA and HITECH Act, and primarily on the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification requirements. Amy has been selected to ...
Bruce has been with Bennett Bigelow & Leedom since 1999. In 2016, he became the firm’s Co-Managing Director, and in 2018, he became the firm’s President & Managing Director. Bruce’s practice focuses on a number of areas involving the representation of health care providers, including physicians, hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, academic medical centers, nurses, therapists, and other health care providers in professional liability/medical negligence litigation in b...
Maren Norton is the chair of Stoel Rives’ Litigation group. Maren has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in complex commercial disputes, environmental litigation, health care litigation, governmental investigations and litigation, mass torts, and tax disputes. She has handled administrative proceedings and all phases of litigation, including multiple trials, in both state and federal courts
David Robbins chairs the firm's Healthcare Industry Group and is a partner with the firm's Litigation practice, where he handles complex commercial litigation. For almost three decades, David's practice has focused on representing health care clients in litigation involving regulatory compliance, including false claims, anti-kickback, physician self-referral, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, antitrust, scientific misconduct and health care licensing issues. His clients include major acade...
Litigation - Health Care Definition
Much of the federal government’s regulation of the health care industry derives from its oversight of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which provide health benefits to the elderly and indigent. Examples of other significant federal health care laws include the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which regulates the human drugs, biological products, and medical devices; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which includes protections on the privacy and security of protected health information; and the False Claims Act, which gives private individuals a right to bring an action on behalf of the government to recover improper payments. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare, is sweeping federal legislation designed to expand access to health insurance, reduce health care spending, expand federal fraud and abuse authorities, and institute a variety of other health policy reforms.
State governments generally oversee health and safety and regulate providers of health services and insurance within the state. Typically, a state licenses health care facilities and individual health care professionals, such as physicians, dentists, nurses, therapists, and others. State “corporate practice” rules may govern the manner in which professional services can be offered. Some states have health planning laws that require the issuance of a “certificate of need” before certain new health services or facilities may be furnished in the state. Under common law authority or specific state statutes, state attorneys general oversee charitable health care assets, and often play a central role in the review of merger and acquisition transactions involving non-profit health care providers.
These and other health care laws have a pervasive effect on the activities of participants in the health care industry. As a result, health care lawyers play a central role in counseling on compliance in connection with operations; structuring and negotiation transactions; responding to governmental investigations; pursuing and defending litigation in courts and before administrative agencies; advocacy on legislation and regulation; and corporate governance matters.
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