Florida Health Care Antitrust Lawyers
Helping Health Care Professionals in Florida with Antitrust Matters
Antitrust laws are in place at the federal level to protect consumers and smaller businesses from monopolies that control an entire market. The health care industry regularly faces antitrust issues, as large medical centers and insurance companies gain more and more power over care provided and patient choice. Many talented and dedicated professionals are having a more difficult time providing care as they choose, as they are feeling increased pressures from larger entities in the health care field.
The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C has a nationwide practice representing health care professionals in antitrust matters across the United States, including throughout the State of Florida. If you have concerns, learn how our health care antitrust lawyers can assist clients like you in Florida.
Antitrust Issues for Health Professionals
Antitrust law is complicated, as it can involve many different federal courts, state courts, and regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). These cases can also involve commercial litigation that includes allegations of unfair competition and other antitrust violations. The following are only some types of antitrust matters we regularly handle.
Health Care Company Mergers and Acquisitions
Whether health companies are large or small, they are generally concerns raised when a potential merger or acquisition is announced. Often, when larger hospitals and medical centers expand even more, their reach can be concerning for smaller health care entities in the area due to increasingly challenging competition. On the other hand, smaller health networks and collectives may want to join together to increase their leverage in the market, and they may face antitrust allegations from other health care offices or physicians when they do so.
Our law firm works closely with health care companies throughout the merger or acquisition process to address any possible antitrust issues upfront in an effort to prevent unnecessary complications down the road.
Pressure from Large Hospitals and Medical Centers
Many physicians have their own practices and also provide medical services at large medical centers and hospitals. In an effort to unfairly reduce competition, these large health care entities may try to create obstacles for physicians to continue their own smaller practices. Hospitals may even try to use false peer reviews, pressure from insurance companies, and other tactics to prevent physicians from providing care as they choose in their own practices and, instead, trying to keep the medical services within the larger medical center.
Physicians should not be subject to unfair pressure or retaliation from hospitals or insurance companies, as they should be free to practice as they choose. We stand up for the rights of health care professionals.
Contact a Health Care Antitrust Lawyer with a National Practice Today
The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., regularly represents health care professionals and companies in complex antitrust cases, so do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our legal services and how we might assist you.