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Health Care Industry Litigation

Health care is among the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and while advancements in treatments create new opportunities every day, growth does not come without challenges – economic stresses, increased scrutiny and government regulations have increased the risks facing health care providers. Failure to navigate the risks properly can result in disruptive disputes and litigation. Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys understand the challenges faced by businesses in the regulated health care industry and know how to get clients back to business fast.

Our considerable knowledge of the health care industry is the cornerstone of Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot’s health care industry litigation practice. Our attorneys support their clients in courts, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings by combining in-depth experience in health care matters with litigation skills developed in trials and hearings. Our attorneys are also skilled at responding to government investigations and negotiating settlements. We provide comprehensive litigation services for any disputed matter and strive to achieve the results for our clients that make sense in the context of the industry and the client’s role in the health care environment.

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot health care litigation attorneys serve a wide variety of providers, including doctors, hospitals, surgery centers and others. We defend health care providers in regulatory actions arising out of the various regulatory and statutory restrictions placed on those in the industry.

We also represent physicians, nurses and other health care professionals and hospitals in disputes regarding staff privileges, misconduct, credentialing, employment, contractual arrangements, compensation and problems arising from partnerships and joint ventures. These matters typically involve complex ongoing relationships requiring firm but sophisticated handling of the issue in dispute to seek a creative solution.

Our health care litigation team also handles employment and benefits. Our litigators are experienced in addressing claims of discrimination, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations and wrongful termination.


Jennifer C. Alexander
Mara E. Michaletz