Physician Contract Review Lawyers
Reviewing Complex Contracts for Physician Employment throughout the United States
Many physicians are excited to get an offer for a new position. Whether you are newly out of medical school or have been practicing for some time, advancements and career adjustments can be an important goal. When you receive your contract for employment, you might be tempted to rush the process and immediately sign on the dotted line. However, this can be a mistake, as you should always fully understand and negotiate each and every term of your physician contract.
Physicians are familiar with medical language and terms, though these contracts will include complex legal jargon. Sometimes, this legal language will not represent the wishes and requirements of a physician for a particular position. Employment contracts are legally binding, and you do not want to become stuck in a contract with unfavorable terms. Instead, seek the assistance of a physician contract review lawyer before you sign anything.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our legal team regularly reviews employment contracts for physicians to prevent any unforeseen complications or challenges in the future. We stand up for the rights of physicians nationwide to practice and perform quality patient care, so please contact our firm for more information about our services today.
Protecting Your Rights and Career
An attorney should not provide medical advice and treatment, just as a physician is likely not thoroughly familiar with the law. Too often, highly intelligent and capable physicians sign contracts that have undesirable terms that cause issues down the line and affect their careers. Hospitals and medical centers have teams of attorneys who draft employment contracts, so you should also have the necessary legal assistance when it comes to reviewing and negotiating your contract.
Our contract review involves many components, including examination of the following terms:
- Involved parties
- Length of the contract
- Regulatory compliance
- Services rendered
- Location and schedule
- Independence of the physician’s judgment and services
- Performance of outside services
- Performance standards and review
- Compensation, benefits, and other employer obligations
- Liability insurance
- Representations and warranties
- Cause for contract termination by the employer or the physicians
- Post-termination benefits or obligations
- Non-competition or non-solicitation
- Penalties for contract violations
- Dispute resolution
Physicians have the responsibility to properly review and understand each term of the contract prior to signing. Once you sign, you cannot later avoid penalties or liability by simply claiming you did not understand certain provisions. Proper contract review by a skilled attorney ensures that you know the agreement you are entering into, as well as gives you the opportunity to negotiate for the most favorable terms possible for your employment.
Learn How an Experienced Physician Contract Review Lawyer Can Help
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., we help physicians succeed by ensuring their contracts reflect their desired employment and do not unfairly limit their careers. If you are a physician with an offer of employment, please contact our physician contract review lawyers for assistance. Contact us for more information today.