Tennessee Antitrust Lawyers
Antitrust Lawyers with a National Practice Helping Clients in Tennessee
Many businesses in Tennessee experience antitrust issues, which can restrict their business practices, hinder the success of the company, and cause other types of harm. Antitrust laws exist to prevent unfair competition and predatory business practices by eliminating monopolies, price-fixing, market allocation, kickbacks, and more. When companies violate antitrust laws, it can directly impact the success of other enterprises. On the other hand, false antitrust accusations can also affect a company’s operations.
Antitrust issues are particularly common in the healthcare industry, and many physicians and medical groups feel these effects. It is important to discuss any concerns with an experienced antitrust lawyer that assists physicians and businesses in Tennessee. Consult with the legal team at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders for more information today.
Addressing Many Antitrust Matters
Our attorneys have seen firsthand the effects of different antitrust issues on physicians and medical clinics. We have several different antitrust practice areas, including the following:
Physician Networks and Joint Ventures
Insurance companies can try to exercise significant control over physicians and the services they provide. This can compromise the level of care a physician can give their patients and, to avoid this situation, many physicians are deciding to collaborate on networks and joint ventures. In response, competitors who might be intimidated by such collectives may try to raise antitrust concerns, claiming the networks are in violation of antitrust laws. It is important to discuss such matters with an attorney who can help protect your right to lawfully work together and provide the level of care that is best for your patients.
Physician Competition Against Hospitals
Physicians in Tennessee are also expanding their practices to open facilities or private surgery centers that increase convenience and lower costs for patients. As patients choose these physician-run facilities over hospitals more often, hospitals can use their legal teams and large budgets to try to shut down smaller medical centers or limit their operations. These acts by hospitals often constitute unfair competition, and physicians should have the right law firm protecting their rights.
Physician Peer Review Challenges
When physicians provide treatment at hospitals, they are subject to peer review to maintain the proper standard of care at the facility. However, if a physician also provides care in competition with the hospital, the peer review process can be used to wrongfully retaliate against competitive physicians. Our legal team knows the peer review process in Tennessee should be fair, and we stand up for the rights of physicians and their private practices.
If You Are a Physician in Tennessee, Consult with Our Experienced Antitrust Lawyers Today
The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., believes that physicians and medical groups in Tennessee and nationwide have the right to a lucrative practice without facing unnecessary antitrust issues. We help clients on both sides of antitrust cases, so if you would like to discuss your rights under antitrust laws, contact us to set up a free consultation today.