Health Care Law

Health Care Law

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Representing New Jersey Health Care Professionals in Legal Matters  

Cohn Lifland is proud to serve the people of New Jersey through our established health care law practice. Health care law is a broad legal matter encompassing a myriad of legal issues. Led by Lee Goldsmith, who is both a physician and a lawyer and who owns and operates medical corporations, Cohn Lifland’s health care practice is broadly based. The health care industry is changing quickly and is highly regulated. Few areas of law have changed as much in the past decade as health care, particularly with the passage of the Affordable Care Act and related legislation. Our health care practice has grown with these changes in health care law. To stay relevant, our attorneys consistently confer with medical and health care professionals.  We represent various sectors of the health care industry, including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician groups
  • Dentists
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Home health care providers

Health care law encompasses the interactions between any health care professional, including drug companies and physicians, and their relationship to what is going on in the field of medicine and health. It involves drugs, medical authorities who govern the industry, physician principles and how they practice medicine, the standard of care they offer, residents’ rights, hospital privileges, and anything and everything having to do with an interaction between a patient, a physician, and the health care community. If you need our legal services, we are ready to serve.

Cohn Lifland’s Misconduct Defense Practice

Cohn Lifland has decades of experience with New Jersey health care laws. Our firm helps health care professionals who face licensure, medical malpractice and fraud and abuse issues. Physicians and health care professionals face a wide variety of legal issues. These issues can include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Billing fraud
  • Insurance fraud

Our firm has successfully handled countless medical malpractice and misconduct cases that saved the medical licenses of many professionals. If you have been contacted by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, you have a lot to consider and speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners has a public duty to protect the health and safety of New Jersey residents by determining the qualifications for a medical license, establishing standards for practicing in the medical community, and enforcing the law. As an agent of the Division of Consumer Affairs within the Department of Law and Public Safety, the Board has the legal means to investigate matters and prosecute cases through the Office of Administrative Law. If you are a medical professional who has been contacted by the Board of Medical Examiners, you should contact an attorney. Something is very wrong. Someone may have filed a complaint against you and the board has taken action to address the matter. You may be required to respond within a limited period of time. Other times, the board may demand a statement under oath. Your medical license may be in jeopardy. You could face a license suspension or revocation, depending on the matter. Our firm has extensive experience with the Board of Medical Examiners. We will explore all legal means to resolve the issue. Our committed attorneys will discuss your matter and review relevant documents in order to respond to the inquiry and work towards the most positive conclusion.

Health Care Business Services

Cohn Lifland represents and assists organizations that face partnership and practice group formation. Our team of attorneys have experience drafting provider and facility agreements. We have extensive knowledge about employment law for those working within the health care industry, including those who face wage and hour investigations, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and restrictive covenants after employment. We are a legal resource to those who need our advice on medical practice and staff matters and those who are interested in the purchase and sale of a medical practice. We are ready to serve those who are interested in a joint venture, need capital financing, face real estate matters, and those who are involved in general corporate matters. Our firm also confers with administrations and other medical professionals who need assistance with HIPAA regulations. Cohn Lifland is a full-service law firm. We will often bring in attorneys with experience in other fields of law in order to serve clients with the most thorough representation possible.

Contact Cohn Lifland

Cohn Lifland has decades of experience working with medical professionals through a variety of legal matters. Our firm handles matters for physicians, nurses, dentists and any other medical professional who face legal issues related to a medical practice, hospital, and other medical facilities. Our firm also handles matters for corporate and administrative professionals working within the medical community. If you need legal advice or the quality legal services of Cohn Lifland, contact our firm today. Our established health care law practice has effectively represented clients who were subject to letters from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. We have won countless cases of medical malpractice and misconduct. For years, we have represented our clients in a variety of other health care matters that would affect a person’s ability to continue in the profession. Our firm has the skill and knowledge to guide corporate clients through the formation of medical groups and individuals through the start of a private medical practice. Don’t hesitate to call Cohn Lifland today.

Contact: 

Lee S. Goldsmith, M.D.

Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP
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