Professional and Liability Defense

Arnall Golden Gregory’s Professional and Liability Defense Practice represents clients in medical liability cases and professional licensure cases throughout the Southeast. We work collaboratively with our healthcare clients, not only to defend current cases, but also to prevent or minimize future cases. One key aspect of this is our intense focus on implementing comprehensive arbitration programs for our clients, from drafting arbitration agreements, to training staff, and then enforcing arbitration agreements in the courts. When arbitration is not an option, we are trial ready with a team of attorneys having in-depth knowledge of provider regulations, reimbursement, and operations. Also, on the insurance front for these types of claims, we help our provider clients structure self-insurance trusts and captive insurance programs that offer clients greater control over their litigation and budgets, while recognizing cost savings and reimbursement advantages.

AGG’s Professional and Liability Defense practice harnesses the firm’s depth and breadth of provider-based regulatory and reimbursement knowledge. For nursing home operators in particular, the stakes have never been higher. Faced with sharp cuts in reimbursement, providers must nevertheless maintain quality and staffing levels in order to prevent lawsuits. Moreover, each year brings new examples of jackpot jury verdicts imposed against nursing home operators and their owners, in the tens and sometimes even in the hundreds of millions of dollars range. We offer a team of attorneys specifically dedicated to the defense of litigation against owners and operators of long-term healthcare facilities.

A key differentiator for our practice and one that creates significant value for our clients is that many of our attorneys have prior government and industry experience. This includes:

  • Attorneys who have served with the Government, representing agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS);
  • Former Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys;
  • Attorney who served as Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York;
  • Former Deputy Attorney General;
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial honor society; and
  • Full-time registered nurse who provides medical record analysis and insights.