Healthcare Litigation

McGuireWoods has a team of trial lawyers dedicated to the healthcare industry. Our healthcare litigation group handles disputes in all jurisdictions, including state and federal courts, regulatory agencies, mediations, and arbitrations. Our nationally recognized team includes former federal prosecutors, federal and state appellate and trial court clerks, and trial lawyers with years of experience in the healthcare industry. We know your business and the issues you face.

Our areas of focus:

  • False Claims Act, anti-kickback statutes and Stark claims
  • Government investigations
  • Managed care disputes
  • Claims disputes
  • Provider disputes
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and billing issues
  • Overpayment recoveries
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Medical licensure and privileging issues
  • Noncompete disputes
  • Healthcare RICO and antitrust
  • Class actions
  • Pharmaceutical pricing and distribution disputes
  • Internal compliance investigations
  • ERISA litigation
  • Delegated entity disputes
  • Technology disputes

Our clients

  • Managed care and health insurance companies
  • Health systems and hospitals
  • Large physician groups
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Dialysis facilities and renal providers
  • Pharmaceutical distributors
  • Skilled nursing facilities



    Virginia medical center

    Appeal of certificate of public need denial in which a Virginia medical center opposed the project and was good cause party to the original decision, and, thus, a party to the appeal. Our client established good cause party status in the administrative stages of a certificate of public need application cycle. Our client and the State Health Commissioner were successful in arguing that the decision be upheld on appeal.


    One of the nation's largest dialysis chains

    Defeated preliminary injunction In Denver, Colorado brought by one of the nation's largest dialysis chains, for alleged violation of noncompete.  Our client sought to prohibit one of the areas largest nephrology practices from joint venturing with a competitor of DaVita to provide a number of new dialysis facilities in the Denver area.


    Nationwide chain of dental clinics

    Obtained emergency and permanent injunctive relief on behalf of nationwide chain of dental clinics against former partner who was violating restrictive covenant prohibiting the solicitation of dental students at specified dental schools.


    National managed care clinic

    Obtained emergency injunctive relief on behalf of national managed care client preventing hospital system making public statements that the hospital system was no longer in–network.


    Methadone clinic

    After a six-day bench trial, we persuaded the federal court that an ordinance restricting where medical clinics like our client could locate was unconstitutional. After the 3rd Circuit affirmed in a 25-page opinion, the district court awarded McGuireWoods its attorneys’ fees, which McGuireWoods donated to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

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