Los Angeles Healthcare Business Disputes Attorney
The Law Offices of Art Kalantar has years of experience representing healthcare providers across the spectrum of issues relating to the practice of healthcare in the state of California. If you have a healthcare dispute with an employee, a contractor, a third-party payor, or any other entity related to your practice, our business litigation attorney can help you minimize your risk and put forward your strongest case.
Providing exceptional representation to California healthcare businesses across a wide range of professional disputes
Our experienced business dispute team is ready to come to your defense, or go on the attack where necessary, in a wide variety of matters including:
- Healthcare fraud allegations
- Contract disputes
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Administrative hearings and appeals
- Physician termination disputes
- Medical staff representation
- Class actions
- Non-compete litigation
- Medical necessity disputes
- Provider payment disputes
Partnership or other ownership disputes
Healthcare entities are businesses at heart, regardless of the specific services they provide. Internal disputes can arise among partners in a partnership or shareholders of a professional corporation that can harm the smooth functioning of a healthcare-related business or practice. Our healthcare business attorneys can help you negotiate and resolve issues relating to accounting of expenses and profits, distributions, majority shareholder abuse, or other disagreements between co-owners or major shareholders.
Physician and contractor disputes
Physician employment is a widely misunderstood area of law. In California as in many other states, not even private hospitals can legally employ physicians to provide medical care. Doctors can only practice in groups as an unincorporated partnership or as a professional medical corporation whose ownership is exclusively in the hands of physicians. Although the laws are being relaxed in some states as time wears on this antiquated legal scheme, the majority of California physicians working in hospitals operate on an independent contractual basis.
These contractual arrangements must be structured within the legal framework surrounding the medical profession and then must comply with laws concerning employment, independent contractors, and contract law in general. When disputes arise between a healthcare organization and a physician, you need an experienced and knowledgeable healthcare business dispute lawyer familiar with the ins and outs both of the healthcare business legal framework as well as contract law and litigation practices.
Protecting your reputation
The consequences of litigation for a healthcare practice extend beyond the mere costs of litigation and potential civil awards. Healthcare practices are built on their reputations and relationships. An ugly lawsuit can harm your practice in the long term much more than merely needing to pay out to another person or entity. If you are facing the possibility of a dispute relating to your healthcare practice, it is vital that you get dedicated legal representation in your corner as early as possible. We will help you not only build your case but also help prepare your spokespersons for public discussion, navigate media relations, and assess your risks to mitigate future problems.
Call a Skilled and Knowledgeable California Healthcare Lawyer to Start Your Case with Confidence
Healthcare professionals around the state know that they can turn to our California healthcare business dispute attorneys with the most intricate and high-stakes of cases. Discover for yourself why we are a trusted name in negotiation, mediation, and litigation by contacting us today to schedule a free consultation. You will find that we are on your side and take your case seriously, from the beginning to the end.