Health care is one of the fastest growing industries across the country. Health care providers and professionals are experiencing exponential growth in their businesses. This rapid growth can lead to possible legal concerns if not addressed proactively. Health care providers look to Gross McGinley for guidance on a wide range of legal issues including general business and real estate matters to more complex, industry-specific matters relating to professional liability, technology, mergers and acquisitions, and employment. Our clients include large hospitals and health networks, physician practices, rehabilitation centers, mental and behavioral health facilities, dental practices, and more.
Our attorneys provide assistance to health care providers looking to expand, grow, or sell their practices through mergers, acquisitions, real estate development, and more. Our business attorneys work hand-in-hand with our real estate, intellectual property, and employment professionals to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality legal representation.
When faced with litigation, our health care clients rely on us for representation. When medical professionals are facing professional liability claims, they turn to our respected Medical Malpractice Team to assist them through complex and sophisticated cases. Our litigation attorneys also provide representation to health care providers when facing lawsuits relating to employment, personal injury, and other claims.
Representative health care industry matters:
- Negotiated the sale of a 22,000 square foot medical office building.
- Defended a lawsuit brought against a large regional hospital by plaintiff claiming serious injury as a result of slipping and falling on water in the hospital’s cafeteria. Established a “non-suit”, convincing judge to dismiss after plaintiff presented its case.
- Represented dentist who sued prominent Northampton County politician and his wife over their continuous interference with a series of deals involving the sale of a large parcel of property in Upper Mount Bethel Township. Obtained damages on behalf of client amounting to just under $1.3M. Appeals filed by the politician and his wife were rejected.
- Represented hospital in medical malpractice claim of negligent tubal ligation following the birth of the patient’s fourth child. As the case proceeded, it became very evident that no party from the hospital client bore responsibility for a common complication that occurred following the procedure. Further, the evidence showed that the hospital properly credentialed all of its physicians. As a result, the hospital was dismissed from the case in its entirety.
- Obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit against a family medical practice whose former employee violated patient privacy rights under HIPAA by sharing medical information about a patient. The Superior Court upheld a long-standing principle of law and found that an employer was not vicariously liable for the intentional torts of its employee.