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Healthcare Litigation


In the healthcare industry, litigation is at best a costly distraction and at worst a grave threat. Even in the smallest dispute, reputations are at stake. That’s why healthcare entities across the country turn to Dorsey for their most important litigation. With extensive industry experience and tested litigation skills, we bring an informed perspective to healthcare disputes.

Experienced, Capable
Dorsey represents clients in all areas of the healthcare industry, including: hospitals, clinics, specialty care centers, academic medical centers, individual professionals, managed care organizations, certifying boards and specialty associations.

Dorsey is experienced with alternative forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, to contain financial exposure. But when a trial is necessary, Dorsey is prepared to go the distance and has done so repeatedly. In case after case, our attorneys have defeated claims in their entirety, won dismissals for clients, or reduced award amounts significantly.  


False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation – We help clients defend claims and resolve disputes in this growing area of concern in the healthcare industry by navigating a complex tangle of regulations.

Medical negligence actions – We represent healthcare providers in the full range of malpractice actions and have extensive jury trial experience.

Insurance coverage disputes & policy analysis – We represent providers and professional associations in coverage actions and disputes with carriers. We anticipate potential issues through risk management programs and help clients obtain favorable coverage terms.

ERISA Litigation – We represent businesses, employers, plan administrators, payors and fiduciaries in lawsuits challenging the management and administration of health, pension and other benefit plans under ERISA and related state laws.

Antitrust – From anti-trust disputes between competing hospitals to claims against professional societies, the Dorsey team helps clients navigate a variety of antitrust matters.

Employment issues – Drawing on the firm’s deep experience in labor and employment litigation, we manage labor and employment disputes specific to the healthcare industry.

Professional credentialing – We represent physicians, professional boards, medical associations and hospitals in credentialing and licensing investigations and hearings.

Commercial & contract disputes – We counsel clinics and physicians on a wide range of commercial disputes, including purchase agreements, real estate matters, management contracts, software licensing, etc.

Federal & state criminal investigations – We represent targets and subjects of investigations, as well as witnesses, in connection with fraud allegations and violations of anti-kickback statutes.

Consumer class actions – As a go-to firm for major litigation, Dorsey has the experience and infrastructure to manage large, complex class actions.

Certificates of need – Dorsey attorneys represent healthcare clients in all aspects of obtaining and defending certificates of need. We have also represented intervening hospitals in opposition to proposed certificates of need.


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Andrew Brantingham
Practice Group Chair

Industries & Practices

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations