Lightfoot has extensive experience assisting healthcare clients. The firm represents physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare providers in virtually any litigation problem that can arise, including claims of malpractice and fraud, employment-related claims and regulatory complications. Additionally, we regularly advise clients on risk management practices designed to avoid litigation.

Examples where the firm can assist with your healthcare matters include:

  • Represented owner of compounding pharmacy in qui tam litigation involving Tricare and the False Claims Act. Client dismissed with prejudice.
  • Assisted multiple doctors with navigating investigations by the Justice Department and Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.
  • Handling False Claims Act and Medicare/ Medicaid billing matters relating to fraud and abuse
  • Handling medical malpractice cases
  • Involvement in licensing issues
  • Representing hospitals and medical staffs in medical staff privilege litigation
  • Representing medical staff executive committees and hospitals in disciplinary proceedings
  • Preparing hospital staff bylaws, policies, and procedures
  • Service on ethics committees at local hospitals
  • Handling matters regarding HIPAA and EMTALA
  • Involvement in contract negotiations for healthcare providers
  • Addressing medical ethics issues, including advance directives and end of life decisions
  • Handling ERISA matters