Industries & Practices
Health Care Litigation
We guide hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and other medical providers in a strategic and focused direction.
Whether the solution is an aggressive motions practice, mediation, arbitration or trial by jury, our attorneys help clients avoid unnecessary litigations, minimize risk when litigation is inevitable and preserve relationships.
Our health care litigators handle medical negligence, wrongful death lawsuits, licensure and disciplinary proceedings, as well as a wide variety of hearings and appeals for health care entities and organizations. Given our knowledge and experience, we are often asked to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of hospital and medical associations. We also represent large and small hospital systems, managed care organizations, contract research organizations, and other entities in a variety of business litigation matters.
Our experience includes:
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Negligent credentialing
- Constitutionality of tort reform measures
- Peer review
- Court challenges to legislation
- Class actions
- Payor reimbursement
- Joint ventures
- Medicaid vendor disputes
- Contract research organization
- Business and commercial disputes
"The attorneys and staff at Bricker & Eckler are exemplary. The defense for our cases are complete with multiple angles viewed to encompass any gaps in a matter. I trust them and find they are well worth having as part of your defense team."
"The medical malpractice litigators at Bricker & Eckler are absolutely fabulous to work with! They are extremely knowledgeable in this arena. They are timely, responsive, and only have my company's best interests in mind. They present us with the best options in how to defend our cases. They are my go-to firm on most issues! I would highly recommend them to anyone."
Hospital qui tam defense
Defended a hospital and health system in a qui tam lawsuit filed by an employed physician. The lawsuit involved claims that the system submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by bi...More
Lawsuit dismissal against a hospital
Achieved dismissal of a disgruntled surgeon’s lawsuit against a hospital that had revoked his privileges following peer review. The First District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial co...More
Price transparency law victory
Earned a substantial victory on behalf of multiple health care clients and a statewide association of hospitals after the court rendered a decision declaring a price transparency law unconstitution...More
Amici brief preparation for Ohio healthcare associ...
Prepared an amici brief on behalf of the Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Osteopathic Association arguing for the plain language interpretation of an evidenti...More
Important law for Ohio hospitals and practitioners
Successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court, establishing that the statute of repose bars medical claims not filed within four years of the time the care was provided.More
Have appeared in the highest courts in Ohio and West Virginia, as well as intermediate appellate districts throughout Ohio.More
Defended hospitals, nurses, physicians and other medical providers against medical negligence and wrongful death claims in various Ohio courtrooms.More
Pharmaceutical supplier price dispute with nursing...
Successfully defended nursing home in a lawsuit filed by a pharmaceutical supplier based on the defense that the price charged was excessive and not related to maximum allowable cost (MAC) or avera...More
Nursing home lost profits claim
Successfully defended hospital against a $4.5 million claim brought by a nursing home seeking to recover lost future profits arising out of failed transfer of Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) beds fr...More
Hospital system litigation
Obtained a complete defense verdict for a hospital system, resolving a complicated multi-party seven-year dispute.More
Court confirms that federal enactments regarding “never events” and “hospital acquired conditions” don’t alter elements that plaintiffs must prove in medical negligence claimsMore
Caps on noneconomic damages again found to be constitutional; Affordable Care Act approved in reducing economic damagesMore
Ohio Supreme Court rules that patient medical record not defined by what is kept by hospital’s medical records departmentMore
Bricker recognized in 2019 “Best Law Firms” national and regional rankings
Bricker & Eckler LLP has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. This year, five of Bricker’s practice areas received a national ranking and 39 practice areas received a regional ranking.More Nov 1, 2018
Litigator Karen Clouse joins Bricker & Eckler’s accomplished health care team
Karen Clouse, an experienced defense and appellate attorney representing health care providers, has recently joined Bricker & Eckler’s nationally recognized health care team. In her new role, Karen will defend health care clients against medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuits. She will also continue her appellate practice. Whether conducting a jury trial, arguing to various appellate courts or arguing before the Ohio Supreme Court, Karen will apply her years of experience guiding clients in a strategic and focused direction in the midst of litigation uncertainty.More Jan 22, 2016