For decades, Heidelberg Steinberger has represented hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, dentists and laboratories in medical malpractice claims, litigation and administrative proceedings. The firm has maintained a professional liability defense practice for over 30 years by representing engineers and other licensed professionals from claims of errors and omissions. Our trial and appellate experience in this unique and complicated field has allowed us to be approved and recommended counsel for virtually all professional liability carriers in Mississippi. Our firm has a lawyer listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Professional Liability Defense and many of our lawyers are well versed and experienced in this field with invaluable trial and appellate experience.
Our attorneys handle administrative and license actions for our healthcare clients for credentialing and suspension hearings.
In addition to the litigation defense practice, our firm has expertise assisting professionals organize their practices and advising clients on practice management, privacy, billing, and a host of other day-to-day issues. We have assisted healthcare facilities and other providers in drafting staff bylaws and other documents required for compliance with HIPAA, Stark, and Anti-kickback laws. We have reviewed, drafted and negotiated physician recruitment agreements, compensation contracts and other professional employment issues. Our firm also has expertise in assisting professionals organize their practices and counsels professionals with legal entity selection and many organizational aspects of their business.
Some examples of our achievements in this area are:
- At the close of 4 days of testimony and Plaintiff’s presentations in a medical malpractice trial, the court granted a directed verdict in favor of our defendant doctor;
- In a medical malpractice action, where liability was clearly established against the defendant, the award determined at arbitration was less than that demanded;
- The expert hired by opposing counsel in a medical negligence case was jailed for refusal to comply with the subpoenas as issued; and
- In a case against a defendant physician where economic damages alone exceeded $12 million, after seven days of testimony the jury returned a defense verdict.