The Healthcare practice group represents a wide range of professionals in litigation and non-litigation matters. We provide advice and counsel in administrative and disciplinary matters.
The group has defended many healthcare professionals and facilities, including:
Medical Malpractice Defense: doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, podiatrists, pathologists, radiology technicians, paramedics
Psychiatric/Therapist Malpractice Defense: psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors
Medical Facilities: eating disorder clinics, troubled teen clinics, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities
We provide seminars to our clients on the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and on avoiding malpractice.
Medicare Secondary Payer Provisions: The Primer
Robert Gerhardt and Nat Lucey will explain the complex new Medicare regulations that are in effect as of 2011. The seminar will include useful tips and information regarding required forms, as well as best practices for avoiding penalties. The failure to comply with new recording and payments provisions will result in steep penalties for insurers, amounting to $1,000 per day, per violation, plus interest, as well as twice the amount Medicare paid for the care of a patient. Insurers who don't comply with the new provisions will also be reported to the Department of Justice.
Webinar: Pre-Litigation Risk Management: Key Issues to Address Regarding Travel Nurses
Presented by Mark Kiefer to California Society for Healthcare Risk Management (CSHRM), February, 2011. Topics included:
Expedited Jury Trials: The Why, When and How of the New California LawEffective January 1, 2011, California has enacted statutes for Expedited Jury Trials (EJT). Sharon Hightower, assistant managing partner of Ericksen Arbuthnot's San Jose office, has prepared a seminar to explain this new statute to attorneys, clients and insurance carriers. She will explain what types of cases are best suited for EJT and how cases are selected for this alternative trial option. Her presentation includes the following topics: