Health Care

Since its beginning, Sheehy, Ware & Pappas has served the legal needs of the health care industry. We have a long and distinguished history of representing major medical centers, Fortune 500 health care corporations, rural health care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, nurses, physicians, and allied health care personnel.

Our health care lawyers handle every type of medical litigation and have developed expertise defending catastrophic injuries, such as birth trauma, death and neurological injuries in adults and children. The Firm has set groundbreaking case precedent in Texas on a wide range of topics including the rights of the newborn to receive medical treatment and the procedures by which hospitals credential physicians.

Our attorneys also advise practitioners on the legal implications of their day-to-day operations whether on an exigent basis or in the development of policies and protocols to address potential problems. We routinely assist clients outside of regular business hours when emergent circumstances require legal action and insight.

Additionally, in recognition of the dramatic increase in the level and intensity of health care regulation at both the state and federal levels, the Firm’s health care practice has evolved over the years to provide representation and counsel in regulatory compliance and liability issues including:

  • Multi-state and Federal Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claim matters;
  • Licensing and certification before administrative boards and agencies;
  • Health law contracting;
  • Entity formation for facilities and practice groups;
  • Reimbursement disputes;
  • Medical staff, credentialing and peer review matters.

Pursuant to its industry-centered approach, the Firm also advises and represents health care providers in employment related matters including: non-compete arrangements, discrimination (EEOC/Title VII) claims, wage/hour/overtime (FLSA) matters, wrongful termination litigation, OSHA investigations, labor union negotiation and representation on behalf of health care providers.