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George M. Sanders Discusses How Orthopaedic Groups Can Avoid Acquisition in AAOS Now

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused hospital systems to incur significant losses with estimates that could reach $300 billion for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. In an effort to increase market share, reduce competition, and increase profits, hospitals may turn to acquiring orthopaedic groups.

George Sanders shared options for orthopaedic groups on the verge of acquisition in the June 2021 issue of AAOS Now.

In the article titled, “Heightened Targets of Acquisition: How Orthopaedic Groups Can Stay Afloat,” George discussed the options available to these groups including:

  1. Negotiation such as joint ventures
  2. Requesting an antitrust investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission
  3. Litigation

Read the full article here.

George has been a litigator for more than 30 years and concentrates his practice on complex litigation, including healthcare antitrust and civil RICO. He is a thought leader featured in publications such as Physicians Practice and MGMA with articles including:

My Practice is Being Squeezed by Our Local Hospital — Now What?

My Practice is Being Squeezed by the Local Hospital: Litigation as a Last Resort


You need an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., who specializes in physician health care antitrust law.


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