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Physician Litigation Support

Physicians do get in disputes. When they do, I am called upon to give expert testimony either in deposition or before judges and juries involving economic and accounting matters. I routinely work on a wide variety of matters ranging from:

  • Marital dissolution
  • Asset tracing
  • Bankruptcy
  • Damage assessment
  • Calculation of lost profits
  • Medical billing and collection disputes
  • Certificate of Need
  • Overhead allocation disputes
  • Business interruption
  • Physician compensation disputes
  • Medicare/Medicaid regulatory compliance
  • Managed care reimbursement
  • Physician-third party payer disputes
  • Contract breaches
  • General contract disputes
  • Fraud investigation
  • Antitrust
  • Minority interest buy-outs
  • Business valuation

Courts have also appointed me as Special Master and Receiver in litigation matters.

The following are the typical services I render in litigation matters:

  • Rendering a preliminary evaluation of the case
  • Preparing expert reports
  • Critiquing third-party appraisal reports
  • Preparing interrogatories for parties to the litigation
  • Advising legal counsel on matters of finance and valuation
  • Assisting legal counsel in evaluating settlement proposals
  • Assisting legal counsel during mediation
  • Preparing questions for witness depositions
  • Providing deposition and trial testimony
  • Calculated physicians’ buy-out amount and final compensation due after contracts were terminated with group medical practice and physicians litigated for non-payment.

 The following are recent examples of litigation cases I’ve been hired on as an expert witness:

  • Practice valuation and determination of the reasonableness of operating expenses paid
  • Economic damages expert in medical malpractice matter
  • Rebuttal expert witness in case involving emergency room physician’s breach of contract and wrongful termination of ER contact by hospital
  • Review of disputed compensation calculations alleged by former physician employee against orthopedic practice employer
  • Review of disputed compensation calculations alleged by former physician employee against pediatric practice employer
  • Economic damages expert in physician breach of contract action against former hospital employer
  • Practice valuation to help determine value of marital estate in divorce action
  • Economic damages expert in physician matter involving physician investment in ambulatory surgery center
  • Rebuttal expert witness in cardiologist’s lawsuit against former hospital employer regarding disputed compensation paid
  • Economic damages expert in group family practice breach of contact claim against independent practice association
  • Causasian expert representing public accounting firm in accounting malpractice case whereby medical practice alleged negligence by accounting firm in conduct of financial statement audits
  • Prepared valuation of departed physician’s partnership interest in hospital-based medical group
  • Rebuttal witness for Federal Trade Commission and hospital system involving antitrust action against hospital acquisition of large medical practice.
  • Review disputed medical billing issues on behalf of medical billing company.
  • Valuation of departed physician’s partnership interest in radiology medical practice.