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Walter Haverfield has experience and expertise in many areas of health care litigation, including physician practice disputes, physician non-compete agreements, contract disputes, peer review matters, health care benefit disputes, and other types of disputes in the health law area.



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Defended hospital in lung transplant coverage lawsuit against insurance carrier (admitted pro hac vice to the Commonwealth of Kentucky).
  • Represented hospital in breach of contract lawsuit against state psychiatric facility.
  • Negotiated defensive settlement for Ohio hospital in breach of contract and malicious prosecution lawsuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of hospital against alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.
  • Negotiated settlement between four hospital systems and distressed ERISA plan.
  • Assisted hospital in appeal of government-determined reimbursement rate for workers’ compensation claims.
  • Represented a physician client against his former medical practice which refused to pay agreed-upon severance to client when he left the practice.
  • Represented a physician in a challenge to a summary suspension of his hospital privileges by a government hospital and termination of employment at a teaching hospital.
  • Represented a physician in a challenge to his summary suspension and loss of employment. Our team brought an action in federal court that resulted in a confidential settlement, which in turn allowed the client to continue to practice his specialty.
  • Represented a major regional health care insurer in a variety of complex litigation matters and class action cases, including litigation arising out of the liquidation of a medical plan.