Industries & Practices

Health Care Industry

Health Care Industry

    We empower health care providers and organizations to deliver high-quality, effective care.

    Our attorneys provide legal services to more than two-thirds of the hospitals in Ohio and represent clients in 35 additional states, making us the largest health care practice in the state and one of the largest in the country. We know that our clients are looking for tailored strategies and solutions, whether they are large health systems, community-based hospitals, health plans, associations or other service providers. Simply put, our deep understanding of the health care industry’s regulatory, policy and business considerations gives our clients confidence to proactively address their legal needs and succeed in today’s ever-changing health care environment.

    Our clients include:

    • Hospitals
    • Assisted living providers
    • Health care associations
    • Health information exchanges
    • Health care providers
    • Health care provider networks
    • Health care systems
    • Home health agencies
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Managed care organizations
    • Multi-hospital groups
    • Nonprofit entities
    • Hospices

    "Bricker & Eckler has assembled the best group of smart, skilled, experienced and resourceful health care attorneys in the state. "

    Mary Gallagher, Ohio Hospital Association, as quoted in Best Law Firms 2018

    "Our organization has used Bricker & Eckler for decades, and they have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in our industry."

    Bricker client as quoted in Best Law Firms, 2018

    "Bricker is an outstanding firm, and we would recommend to anyone to work with their healthcare team."

    Bricker client as quoted in Chambers USA, 2018

    Areas of Focus

    Health Care Law

    Our health care attorneys are known, both individually and collectively, for their knowledge of our clients’ businesses and the unique policy, regulatory and business issues they face. We have extensive experience in all aspects of health care law, including certification, accreditation and licensure, fraud and abuse matters, HIPAA compliance, employment issues, Medicare and Medicaid, and false claims, to name a few.


    Health Care Employment & Labor

    From providing guidance on employment policies and benefits to defending employers in legal actions, we blend employment knowledge with health care experience to proactively and creatively advise health care employers.


    Health Care Litigation

    Our health care litigators handle medical negligence, wrongful death and other claims for hospitals, physicians and medical providers. We readily defend medical, business and employment disputes in the courtroom, whether they are conducting a jury trial, arguing to various appellate courts or going before the Ohio Supreme Court.  


    Health Care Construction

    Our highly regarded construction attorneys have represented many public and private health care facilities on all aspects of their construction projects — from the preparation of contract documents through litigation, when necessary. Our experience includes multiple prime contractor, general contractor, construction manager at risk and design-build delivery models. 


    Government Relations

    Our lawyer-lobbyists frequently advocate legal and regulatory changes on behalf of health care organizations. We constantly monitor legislative activity for issues impacting the health care industry and help our clients take advantage of legislative and regulatory opportunities.


    Real Estate

    We understand the immense pressure for health care organizations to expand, renovate and modernize their facilities. Our attorneys help clients in the health care industry obtain bank financing and construction loans, acquire real estate, zoning variances and conservation easements, and handle eminent domain and appropriation actions.


    Project Finance

    By exploring all legal possibilities, we give health care leaders viable options for their organization’s development. Specifically, we have served as bond counsel in numerous health care financings, including tax-exempt bond financings, taxable financings for private-use facilities, post-issuance compliance, bank financing and construction loans.


    Intellectual Property

    Our team’s technical background, broad legal and business knowledge, and deep experience in evaluating, protecting, enforcing and licensing intellectual property helps health care organizations safeguard their portfolios of intangible resources.



    From data breaches to electronic health information (EHI) to HIPAA privacy and security, our intimate knowledge of this evolving area of law allows us to help health care clients minimize cyber risk.