Winter Haven Physician Competition Attorneys
The healthcare market is always a challenge. This is particularly true for physicians and other independent providers who struggle to compete against hospitals and insurance companies. Patient care often takes a back seat to bureaucratic infighting. For this reason, many physicians in Winter Haven and throughout central Florida have formed their own physician-owned surgery centers and practice groups that enable them to focus on providing high-quality patient care at a competitive price.
The main barrier to such competition is, of course, the existing hospitals that do not wish to lose lucrative surgical patients to more efficient ambulatory surgery centers. In many cases these hospitals will use their market power to drive competitors out of business. Such cutthroat tactics have no place in the healthcare industry. Indeed, they have no place anywhere in Florida, as federal and state antitrust laws forbid such anticompetitive conduct.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., we represent physicians and physician-owned surgery centers in complex antitrust litigation. We help doctors who are unfairly deprived of the opportunity to compete in the Winter Haven healthcare market. With more than two decades of experience in this field, we know how to investigate and build an antitrust case. Our team will make every effort to ensure that hospitals and insurers are not allowed to continue abusing their market power to the detriment of you and your patients.
Representing Central Florida Doctors in Antitrust Litigation
Antitrust laws are a not a new idea. They have been around since the 1800s. In the early days the main purpose of antitrust law was fighting consolidation of market power in key industries. That remains the focus today, albeit with a greater emphasis on consumer protection. Although government regulators and consumer advocates are frequently plaintiffs in antitrust cases, individual competitors may also pursue a claim under federal and state laws when their businesses have been injured by anticompetitive conduct.
The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., exclusively represents plaintiffs in healthcare antitrust litigation. Some of the types of claims that we handle include:
- Challenging hospital mergers and acquisitions that may lessen competition or create a monopoly in a local healthcare market.
- Going after so-called “exclusive” contracts that give a dominant provider the ability to exclude outside doctors and independent physician-owned surgery centers access to patients.
- Attacking sham “peer review” that is nothing more than a pretext to punish a doctor for competing against a hospital or practice group.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
As a healthcare provider in central Florida, your first priority is caring for your patients. You do not have the time or resources to deal with illegal anticompetitive conduct on your own. This is where the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., can help. We can guide you through the process of conducting antitrust litigation, from preliminary investigation to trial. Call us today at (312) 624-7642, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.