National Health Care Litigation

Hall Render’s breadth and depth of health care knowledge and experience includes representation of health care entities in litigation from local administrative hearings to the United States Supreme Court. With the vast array of regulatory burdens and the complexity of modern health care, having experienced litigators is critical and cost effective, as it allows for more nuanced and sophisticated arguments grounded in an understanding of the health care industry and related laws.

BROAD HEALTH CARE LITIGATION EXPERIENCE

Lead trial attorneys in Hall Render’s national health care litigation practice average almost 20 years each of experience before state and federal trial and appellate courts, handling matters of every type concerning health care and health care providers. Hall Render’s national health care litigators are licensed in many states, federal district courts and federal courts of appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Hall Render’s national health care litigation practice has represented health care clients in state and federal courts in every aspect of health care litigation. Some of the most important affecting health care today are listed below.

False Claims Act

Hall Render’s national health care litigators have successfully represented health care clients in federal courts from Alabama to Wisconsin and all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Learn more.

Antitrust

Hall Render’s national health care litigators bring Department of Justice leadership experience to the representation of health care clients in state and federal courts. Learn more.

Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement and PRRB Appeal

Hall Render’s national health care litigators have represented well over 1,000 hospitals in government reimbursement and PRRB matters, including the largest Medicare settlement in U.S. history. Learn more.

Appellate Practice

Hall Render’s national health care litigators have successfully represented health care providers before numerous state and federal courts of appeal, several state supreme courts and the United States Supreme Court. Learn more.

Peer Review

Hall Render’s national health care litigators represent hospitals and other providers in peer review matters from counseling to medical staff hearings and subsequent litigation in state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal. Learn more.

State and Local Tax Appeals

Hall Render’s national health care litigators are at the forefront of responding to increasing state and local challenges to hospitals’ and other providers’ tax-exempt statuses. We work closely with our health care real estate practice group to fight reductions or denials of property tax exemptions. Learn more.

Commercial

Our team of litigation professionals has extensive experience representing many types of business entities, particularly health care entities, before various state licensing and regulatory authorities. Learn more.

Employment

Hall Render’s national health care litigators have represented health care providers in every permutation of employment law from the ADA to wage and hour and wrongful termination matters. Learn more.

Other Litigation Areas
  • Hall Render’s approach to litigation and the preparation for litigation incorporates the philosophy of the Sedona Conference, which implements an organized, realistic, practical and tailored approach to E-discovery that aligns with the circumstances and breadth of the issues faced by our clients. Learn more.

Areas of Focus

  • Antitrust
  • Commercial and Contractual Transactions
  • False Claims Act
  • HIPAA and Data Breach Matters
  • Information Technology
  • Privacy and Security Litigation
  • Qui Tam Actions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wage and Hour Collective Actions

Representative Cases

  • Dorrinda Cook v. St. John Health System et al.

    Represented the health system in a conditionally certified wage and hour collective action brought by hourly employees who claimed they were denied overtime pay because of time spent working off-the-clock and time worked during meal periods. The class was decertified and the case dismissed by summary judgment.

  • Schneider and Geraci v. Union Hospital.

    Defended, and ultimately resolved, a class/collective wage and hour action filed against an Indiana hospital.

  • Interfaced with major payors, including Aetna, United HealthCare and Blue Cross, on behalf of providers in regard to managed care contract and reimbursement disputes.

  • Represented Medicare-enrolled providers to appeal Medicare Contractor determinations to revoke or deny re-enrollment of Medicare provider privileges.

  • Oesterling v. St. Mary's of Michigan.

    Represented the hospital in a claim brought by a doctor after his privileges were terminated, alleging breach of contract and violation of due process.

  • Larsen v. Provena Hospitals.

    Represented the hospital before the trial court in response to a physician’s allegations that his privileges were wrongfully terminated.

  • Along with TKD, represented hospital medical staffs before hearing officers and hearing panels in peer review actions before hearing panels in hospitals around the country.

  • S.K. v. M.H.S.B.

    Successfully represented the medical center in a summary judgment motion before both the trial court and the Indiana Court of Appeals based upon immunity under Health Care Quality Improvement Act.

  • Hall Render attorneys also represent many providers challenging various issues before the Departmental Appeals Board. Represented multiple hospitals challenging the denial of Critical Access Hospital status, as well as the denial of provider-based status, in proceedings before the DAB.

  • Carnahan Grain, Inc. v. Ind. Dep't of State Revenue.

    Successfully represented the company against the Indiana Department of State Revenue’s attempt to collect additional sales and use taxes.

  • Michael Griffin, et al. v. Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners.

    The Indiana Supreme Court relied upon an amicus curiae brief filed by Hall Render attorneys on behalf of the Indiana Hospital Association in this decision upholding the constitutionality of a property tax levy used in support of hospital care for the indigent.

  • United States, State of Florida, ex rel. Barnes v. Dr. David Spellberg, 21st Century Oncology and Naples Urology Associates.

    Represented an international radiation therapy company to resolve an FCA lawsuit involving allegations of lack of medical necessity involving Fluorescence in Situ (FISH) tests and related inquiry into Stark compensation practices, as well as related entry into Corporate Integrity Agreement.

  • United States, State of Florida, ex rel. Barnes v. Dr. David Spellberg, 21st Century Oncology and Naples Urology Associates.

    Represented an international radiation therapy company to resolve an FCA lawsuit involving allegations of lack of medical necessity involving Fluorescence in Situ (FISH) tests and related inquiry into Stark compensation practices, as well as related entry into Corporate Integrity Agreement.

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I am very happy with the outcome of my false claims case and I have recommended Mr. Honig to several of my doctor friends. If I ever have any similar problems I will not hesitate to contact Hall Render.

Hall Render Client

When our group faced a false claims act, we felt overwhelmed, frustrated and angry...After doing more due diligence, we ended up bringing Hall Render in to represent us, fairly late in the process. The professionalism and confidence they brought to the process immediately alleviated many of our fears and worries.

Hall Render Client