Wisconsin Antitrust Lawyer
Standing Up for the Rights of Our Clients Under Antitrust Laws
Federal antitrust laws exist to ensure economic competition and protect consumer choice. These laws and competition issues regularly arise in the healthcare industry, which is getting more driven by large insurance companies and hospitals each year. Physicians should have the right to practice medicine and treat patients in the best possible manner without having to worry about backlash from large healthcare corporations. If you have any antitrust concerns, you should contact our antitrust attorneys who practice in Wisconsin and nationwide. Learn how our antitrust lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. can assist in your situation.
Common Antitrust Concerns
Physicians and smaller medical groups can experience antitrust issues in many different ways. If you believe your practice is being impeded by unfair tactics of healthcare companies or hospitals, you should discuss your rights and options with a member of our legal team. The following are only some examples of situations we can address for our clients.
Falsely Negative Peer Reviews
Physicians should be reviewed by their peers to help keep patients informed and hold doctors up to the highest medical standard of care. Unfortunately, some hospitals and medical centers use the peer review process to unfairly affect a physician’s practice. If a physician provides care both in the hospital and in their own practice, a hospital might use falsely harsh peer reviews to limit the doctor’s services and competition. This type of wrongful retaliation can constitute an antitrust violation, and physicians subject to such retaliation should not hesitate to discuss the matter with our law firm.
Unfair Competition from Medical Centers and Hospitals
Peer reviews are far from the only way that hospitals try to use their deep pockets and influence to unfairly limit the competition of independent physicians and medical groups. When a hospital creates barriers for physicians to provide care in their own practices, the affected physicians may be able to take action to stop the unfair competition and antitrust violations.
Smaller Healthcare Networks and Collectives
Insurance companies can exercise a significant influence on the services that independent physicians provide. In order to keep providing the services and patient care that physicians see fit, they often decide to join together and form networks or collectives that can better stand up to insurance companies. In some situations, these networks may face antitrust allegations from other physicians outside the network, and these networks need to properly defend against these allegations to protect their practices.
Contact an Antitrust Lawyer with a National Practice for Assistance
Whether you are facing false allegations of antitrust violations or would like to raise your own antitrust concerns against large hospitals and corporations, you should schedule your consultation with our antitrust attorneys as soon as possible. The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., regularly handles complex antitrust cases in the medical field, so please contact us to learn more about how we can assist in your situation.