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Healthcare and Medical Malpractice

The commitment to healthcare law has been a cornerstone of the Grower Ketcham firm since its inception, and this is reflected in the breadth and depth of clients and our attorney roster committed to this area of law.

For nearly three decades Grower Ketcham has represented physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare industry members in a variety of legal matters. Our roots in healthcare law began with medical malpractice defense and has since expanded to include the full spectrum of legal services and providers related to the healthcare field.

Grower Ketcham is at its best in counseling and litigating in this broad but specialized field. We are uniquely qualified and experienced in hospital and nursing home administration, transactional advice and business planning, risk management and litigation defense. Under the direction of co-founder Trip Grower, this area of the firm draws upon the collective experience of over 100 years of focus in healthcare law. From corporate and business law, insurance, contracts and joint ventures -- as well as labor and employment concerns and workers' compensation to general liability -- the firm has represented healthcare providers and their insurers in a myriad of issues unique to this industry.

In addition to our firm's direct client involvement, Trip Grower performs a depth of legal services for one of the largest and finest healthcare systems in the United States. Our firm has full-time nurse paralegals on staff, who actively participate in counsel and litigation matters. Our attorneys are frequent participants in educational and risk management programs for medical groups, hospitals and insurance companies, and are frequently published in matters of healthcare law, medical malpractice, risk management and other related topics. We have been privileged to have spoken to audiences before the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, National Neonatal Conference and numerous other local, state, and national healthcare organizations.

Healthcare Law and Litigation experience includes but is not limited to:

Administrative hearings and litigation
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) proceedings
AIDS testing
Baker Act
Blood related litigation
Board certification and medical board cases
Clinical laboratories
Clinical privileges
Compliance reviews
Conflict mediation
Credential hearings and committees
Disciplinary proceedings
Drug enforcement cases
Formation and representation of IPAs, HMOs, and PPOs
Good Samaritan Law Issues
Hospital/physician contracts and joint ventures
Informed consent
Internet prescription substance abuse allegations
Managed care and utilization review
Medical products liability
Medical staff bylaws and regulations
Medicare audits and appeals
Mergers and acquisitions
Nursing Home/Longterm Care Litigation
Opinions on Scope of practice and Standard of care
Peer review activities and confidentiality issues
Professional liability insurance
Professional malpractice defense
Response to Subpoenas and general request on legal issues
Pharmacy and Pharmacist law
Termination of life-prolonging procedures

Attorneys practicing in Healthcare Law:
Mason H. Grower III
Launa K. Rutherford
Patrick H. Telan
Jack E. Holt, lll
Charles J. Meltz
John J. Tress
Philip J. Wallace
Emily R. Katz

Ming A. Marx
Jennifer L. Phillips