Health Care Litigation

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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.


The Health Care Litigation group’s experience and services include the following:

  • 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. John brought an action in federal court that resulted in a confidential settlement that allowed his client to continue to practice his specialty and enjoy the fruits of many hard years of training.
  • 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.

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