Atlanta Peer Review Lawyers
The peer review process is designed to keep patients safe from health care providers who may endanger their health or safety. However, peer reviews can also be initiated in bad faith to protect hospitals or health care providers from competition. If you are being targeted for a peer review, it is important to seek skilled legal counsel immediately.
The Atlanta peer review attorneys of Allen & McCain, P.C., have extensive experience and expertise representing health care providers before peer review committees. As one of just a few law firms in Atlanta focusing exclusively on health care law, we have the knowledge needed to help you protect your rights and interests.
Atlanta, Marietta, and Surrounding Areas Internal Review/Investigation Defense Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
When a physician or other medical provider is suspected of poor patient care, a peer review hearing is conducted to determine whether he or she deviated from accepted standards of care. The peer review committee is made up of medical providers who have experience in the area of medicine that is involved.
Peer review hearings can lead to or be accompanied by licensing board or other governmental actions (such as Medicare or Medicaid), malpractice insurance, and managed care or preferred provider issues. Additionally, an adverse outcome can trigger a host of negative consequences, including reporting requirements to licensing boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank and governmental organizations, as well as the loss of hospital privileges, all of which can prove catastrophic to a career.
Though most peer review proceedings are conducted in response to legitimate concerns about quality of care, they may also be initiated for political or economic reasons as well as for whistleblowing. This type of abuse is referred to as a sham peer review.
It is crucial to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you discover that you are being targeted for a peer review. We will assist you in building a strong defense strategy and help you protect your rights.
Our lawyers also represent clients who are participating in a peer review. We will guide you through the process and counsel you on how to properly evaluate whether a physician’s medical care fits the standard of care. We will also educate you on the laws that protect you as a participant in a peer review proceeding.
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