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Healthcare Litigation

Healthcare Litigation

A
nderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP’s, representation of healthcare providers in adversarial settings is not limited to medical malpractice defense. Our attorneys defend hospitals and individuals in the state and federal courts against a wide variety of claims arising out of their provision of healthcare services or general operations.

Our attorneys have represented healthcare clients in matters involving:

  • ERISA
  • COBRA
  • RICO (civil)
  • Antitrust
  • Title VII
  • § 1983
  • Prisoner Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Defamation
  • Credentialing Disputes (modification, denial, revocation)
  • Negligent Credentialing
  • Class Actions for Medical Monitoring (against hospitals and individual researchers)

Regulatory Matters

Our Healthcare Litigation attorneys also practice regularly before agencies that regulate the healthcare industry and healthcare professionals. We represent physicians before:

  • The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDF&PR)
    • Seeking licensure
    • Investigations
    • Disciplinary Conferences
    • Licensure Complaints and Hearings
  • The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS)
    • Audits/Investigations
    • Peer Review
    • Recoupment Hearings
    • Provider Status Revocation Hearings

We are also regularly called upon to represent healthcare institutions in the face of investigations or inquiries instituted by other state or federal agencies such as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), HHS, DOJ, HCFA, and HHS. We represented the State of Illinois in a comprehensive audit of state facilities for the Developmentally Disabled conducted by the United States Department of Justice under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA).

Peer Review & Credentialing

In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience in conducting Peer Review and Staff Privileging Hearings within hospitals and serving as counsel to medical staffs, hospitals, and Hearing Committees during such hearings. Likewise, we have presented the medical staff’s case in hospital appellate hearings as well as having served as hearing officers during these proceedings. Furthermore, we have handled multiple lawsuits in both the state and federal courts arising out of the conduct of Peer Review and Staff Privileging Hearings.

Illinois Appellate Court rules that issues which are severable from pending arbitration may evade stay, within court discretion

On April 26, 2018, the Illinois Appellate Court (3rd District) held in Messmore v. Silvis Operations, LLC, et al., Appeal No. 3-17-0708, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by declining to stay the severable issues of proximate cause and damages in a wrongful death case from issues pending in arbitration. The underlying…

ARP Attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi obtain defense verdict on behalf of neurosurgeon and advanced practice nurse

A Cook County jury recently found in favor of a defendant neurosurgeon and his advanced practice nurse, returning a Not Guilty verdict following a two-week trial and a mere 30 minutes of jury deliberations. The case was successfully defended by attorneys Mark Lura, Daniel Hronek, and Rabiya Bilfaqi. Plaintiff alleged that after undergoing a spinal…

Maureen A. McGuire receives the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers by Crain’s Chicago Business

Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP, is proud to announce that Maureen A. McGuire has received the distinction as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers, by Crain’s Chicago Business. The women featured in this publication represent an impressive cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders, many of whom have served with distinction for decades. When female equity…

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