Practice Areas

Healthcare

Background

In today's dynamic health care environment the excessive competition and increasing regulatory complexity can mean more time and effort spent away from patients. Health care providers must pay additional attention to ensure efficient delivery of health care services - without sacrificing quality or compliance. The attorneys at Neil Dymott appreciate the unique issues faced by the health care industry and emphasize preventive measures to help our clients reduce the risk of litigation.

Representative clients include independent practice associations, physician groups, nursing homes, provider organizations such as hospitals, HMO’s, health care organizations and individual providers including, physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, chiropractors and health care staff.
 
Neil Dymott attorneys also devote a substantial portion of their practice to health law issues. We constantly monitor government regulations, legislation and trends to provide the following consulting services to our clients:
 

Health Law Litigation

Peer review, medical staff credentialing, medical practice ownership disputes, physician discipline before the Board of Medical Examiners, physician referral laws, provider-payor managed care disputes, Medicare/Medicaid regulation disputes, employer-sponsored plan coverage disputes.
 

Healthcare Entity Formation & Management

Sales/purchase contracts, leases, license agreements, strategic planning, LLCs, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, buy-in and buy-out agreements, business contracts and equipment leases.
 

Healthcare Regulations

Fraud and abuse compliance and investigations, accreditation, compliance with Medicare and Medicaid laws, Patient’s rights, EMTALA policies and compliance, physician and hospital reimbursement and payment issues, licensure, health and safety precautions.
 

Employment

Recruitment agreements, medical director agreements, employment termination advice and litigation, OSHA compliance, ERISA, union organizing response advice and Employee Benefits.

 

Health Plans

Development of self-insured health benefit networks, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance and HMOs.
 

Compliance

Board policies and procedures, forensic review of payment practices, voluntary returns of overpayments, Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) analysis and implementation, ethics committees and risk management.
 

Managed Care

Provider contracts, provider network compliance and development of provider networks for managed care organizations.

For more information about our healthcare practice, please see our list of attorneys in this practice area.

Recent Success

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Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Suit 4/19/2007
Neil Dymott Obtains Another Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case 6/13/2007
Defense Motion for Non-Suit Granted after Four Days of Trial 7/3/2007
Defense Verdict in Oral and Maxillofacial Suit 9/6/2007
A Verdict for the Defense in Alleged Wrongful Death Suit 9/25/2007
Court Dismisses Malpractice Suit After Two Years of Litigation 10/1/2007
Neil Dymott Attorneys "SLAPP" Plaintiff out of Court 11/1/2007
Defense Verdict for On Call Obstetrician In Shoulder Dystocia Complicated Delivery 5/12/2008
Defense Verdict in Alleged Wrongful Death of a 12 Year Old Child 10/16/2009
Defense Verdict in Alleged Wrongful Death Suit 11/19/2009
Defense Victory for Family Practitioner in Kung Fu Wrist Fracture Case - February 2010 2/28/2010
Defense Victory for Pathologist Accused of Corpse Desecration and Conspiracy 3/30/2010
A Defense Victory for Imperial County Surgeon in Bowel Perforation Case - May 2010 5/20/2010
Defense Verdict for Physician in Anoxic Brain Injury Case - May 2010 6/3/2010
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Ophthalmologist in Medical Malpractice Case - December 2010 12/15/2010
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Radiology Group and Radiologist in Alleged Medical Negligence Case - February 2011 2/8/2011
Defense Verdict for Plastic Surgeon in Alleged Lack of Informed Consent Case - February 2011 2/10/2011
Defense Verdict for Plastic Surgeon in Alleged Malpractice in Breast Augmentation Procedure - March 2011 3/10/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Dentist in Alleged Malpractice and Battery Suit - June 2011 6/15/2011
Unanimous Defense Verdict for Radiologist in Alleged Wrongful Death Case - August 2011 8/17/2011

Attorney List

Michael I. Neil
Robert W. Frank
Clark R. Hudson
Stephen T. Sigler
Matthew R. Souther
Joanna R. Bourke
Kendra A. Anderson
Rachel A. Fisher
Sarah M. Reddiconto