Dowd Bennett counsels a cross-section of companies in the healthcare industry on litigation and compliance matters, as well as in internal and government investigations. Our representation extends to healthcare executives — including CEOs and chief compliance officers — whose companies are the targets of government investigations.
Companies facing False Claims Act and Medicare fraud investigations turn to Dowd Bennett lawyers for advice and guidance. We defend clients against allegations such as fraudulent claims of medical necessity and inaccurate coding of charges, and other regulatory and statutory violations, including matters involving the Stark Law and the federal anti-kickback statute.
While counseling companies under investigation, we can also conduct internal investigations into the alleged wrongdoing. This helps us to effectively negotiate with government attorneys and agents. In many instances, our clients have successfully avoided criminal charges.
In healthcare litigation, we advocate for clients in all types of disputes. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in commercial lawsuits such as contract disputes between practice groups and litigation between providers and their vendors, as well as in litigation between providers and government agencies. Our lawyers also defend medical malpractice cases.
We counsel all components of the healthcare delivery system, including hospital networks, healthcare service providers, physician practice groups, pharmacists, physicians, healthcare executives, medical service providers to prisons and jails, ground ambulance companies, air ambulance companies, health insurance companies, Medicare carriers and other providers.