Advising Health Care Organizations

Drawing on vast experience in the health care field, the attorneys at Corneille Law Group offer a broad range of legal services to our health care clients.  In addition to medical malpractice defense litigation, we provide counsel and representation related to physician credentialing, risk management, physician recruiting and other strategic issues affecting health care organizations.

Our health care clients include hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, clinics, ancillary providers (home health care, hospice, laboratory, physical, occupational and speech therapy and pharmacies), long-term care facilities (nursing homes and rehabilitation centers), and individual health care professionals (physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other licensed health care providers).

We prepare medical and non-medical staff for depositions, hearing testimony and trial testimony in Wisconsin and Federal courts.

We conduct educational presentations and training for medical staff and others on a wide variety of topics including medical litigation, electronic charting, licensing proceedings, risk management and many other related issues.  Our presentations provide not only a unique educational experience for your staff, but can be part of grand rounds, approved professional educational credits and insurance risk-reduction programs.

We are available to advise and represent health care clients in a number of areas including:

  • Emergency legal proceedings, such as petitions for court ordered medical care and emergency medical holds;
  • Accreditation, certification, licensing, or credentialing activities;
  • Medical staff by-laws and meetings;
  • Applications for privileges;
  • Due process hearings regarding denial of privileges, discipline or termination from medical staff membership;
  • Proceedings before professional organizations including peer review, membership status and fee arbitration programs;
  • Review of state or federal survey results and advise on compliance, plans of correction and changes to organizational structures and practices;
  • Policy and procedure development, review and revision;
  • Guardianship and power of attorney matters;
  • Peer-review, quality assurance, risk analysis, staff discipline and medical ethics issues;
  • HIPAA compliance including use and disclosure of protected health information, privacy and security policies, breach notification, and other issues;
  • Electronic health care records and issues related to e-discovery;
  • Employment contracts and policies or other employment-related issues;
  • Transactional matters; and
  • Regulatory compliance issues.

For more information, please contact Barrett Corneille in Madison or Mark Budzinski in Green Bay.