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Healthcare

The Healthcare Group is a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys that provides a broad range of legal services to entities and individuals in the healthcare industry, including healthcare providers; hospitals and health systems; research organizations; physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; assisted living facilities and home health agencies; payers, self-insured plans and plan administrators. These attorneys also provide counseling for companies and investors actively involved in developing and marketing innovative technologies in the life sciences, medical device and digital health arenas. Members of the group also serve as outside general counsel to a variety of diverse health practice groups and hospital networks.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a regional, nationally-affiliated health insurance company with respect to its participation, along with other health insurers, in a joint venture with a non-profit generic pharmaceutical company, helping to reduce the costs of certain generic drugs for participating plan members and other consumers
  • Represented Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. in connection with its participation in a joint venture to acquire Navinet, Inc., a healthcare communications network
  • Represented a privately held medical device development firm in the licensing of a patent-pending drug delivery instrument from a publicly traded pharmaceutical company
  • Advised founding physician shareholder in connection with restructuring of diagnostic imaging practice, including recapitalization by private equity investors
  • Advised and negotiated employment agreement and practice support agreement in connection with cross country relocation of a surgeon to an existing private practice 
  • Represented company developing platform for interface among various electronic health record technologies
  • Represented company developing digital health mobile application in connection with strategic relationship and ongoing corporate transactional work
  • Obtained a published opinion from the New Jersey Appellate Division granting a protective order in a matter wherein several hospitals were seeking intrusive discovery concerning the creation and implementation of a health plan. (Capital Health System Inc., v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., NJ App. Div. A-2913-15 (June 23, 2016))
  • Successfully argued for the reinstatement of a surgeon in a health network following a credentialing committee’s decision to terminate; presented the appeal to a credentialing committee comprised of multiple physicians from varying specialties; following the presentation, a decision was made to reinstate the surgeon back into the health network
  • Obtained a trial verdict in a breach of contract claim brought by a physician against a large healthcare network
  • Successful defense on motion to dismiss of medical doctor accused of repeatedly offering fraudulent expert testimony. Dismissal affirmed by Delaware Supreme Court.
  • Represented emergency room physician in a case in involving an alleged failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis; tried to a defense verdict after seven days of trial
  • Numerous defense verdicts in catastrophic injury cases involving professional, product and premises liability, on behalf of individual providers, health care systems, hospitals and other health care institutions

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