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Healthcare Law
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Healthcare Law
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Defending the Livelihood of Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare is governed by complex federal and state laws, so it's important to hire a law firm that understands the complexities of the field and the requirements for individual practitioners. We have the skills and expertise necessary to defend healthcare professionals in matters that may affect their livelihood. We also communicate with our clients regularly, updating them with our assessment of the potential advantages, risks, and projected costs of litigation.

Our areas of expertise include:

Criminal Defense of Healthcare Professionals

Levy Pruett Cullen helps healthcare professionals who have been accused of crimes protect their licenses, livelihoods and reputations. Our attorneys are experienced in matters involving:

  • Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA)
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud and recoupment
  • Improper coding or billing
  • Health care or insurance fraud and recoupment
  • Kickbacks
  • False medical claims
  • White collar crimes

A criminal conviction or guilty plea could have deep effects on a client’s professional career, and may also impact board certification, employment, hospital privileges, and membership in professional organizations. Additional consequences may include the inability to provide services under Medicare and Medicaid, placement on the Office of Inspector General's Exclusions list (OIG Exclusion), or a report to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). We know how to defend our clients against criminal charges while keeping them licensed and active in their practice.

Medical Malpractice Defense

We have considerable experience defending hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nurses, and other healthcare entities and providers against malpractice claims.  We have successfully defended our clients in cases as complex as the alleged failure to diagnose cervical cancer to more routine medical matters, such as the alleged failure to dilute an intravenous administration of phenergan. 

Levy Pruett Cullen has an established network of nurse consultants and medical experts to assist in the evaluation and investigation of serious claims. Our lawyers and paralegals thoroughly work the case at every phase, from reviewing the plaintiff’s premorbid medical history to discovery to researching all angles for summary judgment.

It is our practice to pursue summary judgment in most medical malpractice cases, but we are also skilled negotiators and have resolved many cases to our clients’ satisfaction through mediation. We know which cases need to be tried and we have the trial experience, legal acumen, and litigation support to win in court. 

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Recoupment

Levy Pruett Cullen has more than twenty years of experience providing health care professionals and businesses with preventative legal counsel and defense against Medicare and Medicaid violations, recoupment, lawsuits, fraud investigations, penalties, and criminal charges.

We work with professionals throughout the State of Georgia on cases involving:

  • Healthcare fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Improper coding or billing
  • Kickbacks
  • False medical claims
  • Overbilling
  • Claims for unnecessary medical treatment
  • Altered documents
  • Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) recoupment
  • Improper insurance collections and duplicate billings
  • Prescription drug crimes

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Contact Levy Pruett Cullen for expert, affordable insurance defense.