Antitrust Lawyers Serving Boulder, CO
Do you have or are opening a medical practice in the Boulder area? If so, you should be prepared to address any antitrust issues that might arise. While your focus is on providing proper care to your patients, there might be complex legal issues that arise regarding unfair competition and other antitrust concerns. You should keep your attention on your patients and leave the legal concerns to our antitrust lawyers serving Boulder, CO.
Cases We Handle
The FTC focuses most of its resources on industries that involve high consumer spending, and healthcare is certainly one of these industries. For this reason, antitrust concerns are highly common in the medical industry.
Antitrust concerns can arise when you are opening a new practice, merging or forming a joint network with other practices, trying to compete against large hospitals, and other situations. Antitrust laws might not be at the forefront of your mind, but you can bet that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, and possibly other providers in your market are considering antitrust matters.
Many medical providers join together to form networks that have greater leverage against insurance companies. However, the FTC will investigate any merger or network for possible antitrust violations and will need to approve the merger. When you form a larger practice, other providers in your area might allege that you are violating competition laws. If the FTC or DOJ initiates an investigation, you need to prepare and respond appropriately to protect your practice.
If you believe you will be under investigation or need to answer to the government, you should never try to handle it on your own. Always have the right legal assistance in this type of situation.
Antitrust and Hospitals
In most markets, smaller healthcare providers must compete with large hospitals and medical centers that have far greater resources. Hospitals can cause antitrust problems in different ways:
- Engage in unfair competition, such as by promoting adverse peer reviews of medical practitioners outside the hospital
- Raise antitrust questions when smaller medical practices join together
Whether you need to bring a lawsuit against a hospital for unfair competition or are facing allegations from a large medical center, you want an experienced antitrust litigator representing you. The outcome of this type of case can impact the success of your practice well into the future.
Speak with Our Antitrust Lawyers Serving Boulder, CO
Antitrust matters are highly complex, and they can arise regularly for physicians and other medical practices. If you are in the healthcare industry, be prepared to face antitrust cases at some point, and you need the right legal assistance to do so.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, PC, we represent physicians and assist them with antitrust litigation. Never speak with federal agencies without legal representation or try to defend yourself to the FTC. Instead, reach out to our legal team who can assist you. Contact us to learn how we can help your Boulder healthcare practice.