Porter Scott's healthcare attorneys are well-versed in the issues currently facing public and private hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent facilities, surgical centers, surgeons, physicians, nursing staff, dentists, hygienists, and other healthcare practitioners. The firm's attorneys are experts on cutting-edge legal issues relevant to elder abuse, dependant adult abuse, medical malpractice, regulatory compliance, credentialing, licensing, labor and employment and related matters.
Since its inception over 30 years ago, Porter Scott has provided the highest quality litigation representation to Northern California's healthcare industry in cases of medical negligence with catastrophic injury. The firm's full spectrum of services includes pre-litigation advice and counseling, training and education of medical staff, pre-lawsuit investigation and aggressive advocacy when it becomes necessary. Porter Scott attorneys take pride in evaluating every situation individually and developing creative solutions unique to the needs of each client. We continuously handle complex medical malpractice matters involving all areas of medicine including obstetrical, neurology and neurosurgery, trauma, surgery, cancer, primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, neonatology, cardiology, long term care, pharmaceutical and various other specialties.
Far-reaching legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA), Elder and Dependant Adult Abuse Civil Protection Act, Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act), and Short-Doyle Act, among other statutory and regulatory schemes, significantly alter the traditional model for handling healthcare claims. Care providers including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric centers and individuals are now faced with additional risks associated with claims of abuse providing potential exposure to enhanced remedies, payment of attorney's fees and punitive damages. Navigating these high-exposure claims requires the experience Porter Scott attorneys offer to each of their clients.
Because healthcare providers are simultaneously business entities, property owners and employers, they are also exposed to a variety of contract, employment and property claims. As a full-service litigation firm, Porter Scott's attorneys are skilled in all areas of claims facing the industry today. We are often reminded that hospitals and other care facilities are not immune from the latest access claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California's statutory equivalent. The firm's attorneys provide immediate evaluation and response to prevent unnecessary exposure.
Whether your healthcare-related legal needs permit pre-lawsuit resolution, representation before professional licensing boards or aggressive litigation advocacy, Porter Scott provides experienced, knowledgeable and skilled attorneys to obtaining successful solutions.
The scope of our engagements for healthcare related claims includes:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Binding Contractual Arbitration
- Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
- Employment & Labor Law - See also our Employment Law Practice Area
- Licensing and Administrative Disciplinary Actions
- Medical Malpractice Litigation
- Chiropractor Malpractice
- Dental Malpractice
- Hospital Malpractice
- Nursing Malpractice
- Pharmaceutical Malpractice
- Physical Therapy Malpractice
- Physician Malpractice
- Podiatry Malpractice
- Psychiatric Malpractice
- Medical Products Liability
- Nursing Home Litigation
- ADA, Premises and Other General Liability Claims
- Public Agency Reporting and Facility Investigations