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Healthcare Industry Team

Any professional or organization that deals with the health of others has legal interests to protect. Active planning, risk mitigation and multi-faceted representation when something goes wrong, from privacy breaches to medical malpractice lawsuits, demand the right mix of legal experience and bench strength. 

At Morris James LLP, we provide a full range of legal services to both healthcare practitioners and organizations.

Focused Legal Representation - Physicians, Pharmacies and Healthcare Organizations

Morris James’ Healthcare Industry Team has long represented many of Delaware’s preeminent hospitals, physicians, and nursing homes, as well as a broad range of medical professionals, including individual physicians, physician networks and physician groups, and healthcare professionals at all levels. Our client, Christiana Care, operates the State’s two largest hospitals and its only Level 1 Trauma Center. 

Healthcare providers rely on Morris James to guide them in strategic business and tax planning, regulatory compliance, legislative matters and government procurement, and defending against medical malpractice claims, as well as in the acquisition, construction, leasing, licensure, and finance of new and expanding facilities.

Pharmaceutical companies frequently turn to the firm for representation in patent disputes, where our long term success has garnered recognition by Eli Lily as a “Go-To Intellectual Property Law Firm” for Fortune 500 companies.  Firm healthcare lawyers also rank among those top advocates recognized by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and have been singled out for legal excellence by Best Lawyers®, and as “Top Lawyers” by Delaware Today; the firm’s medical malpractice defense experts are recognized as such by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Firms and Attorneys; as well as Delaware Super Lawyers®.

Who We Serve

The Morris James Healthcare Industry Team represents both individuals and businesses of all sizes, working in all aspects of healthcare and medicine. Some of the clients and situations we have experience assisting with include:

  • Physicians and physicians’ groups in need of medical malpractice defense or other representation in charges of professional negligence
  • Clinics, nursing homes and other care providers involved in licensing, purchase and sale, bankruptcy or business litigation
  • Nursing homes and long-term care centers accused of neglect or abuse
  • Pharma and medical device manufacturers facing product liability issues
  • Any business or individual in need of assistance navigating healthcare intellectual property laws
  • Organizations that have been victims of data breaches or accused of noncompliance with HIPAA or other related regulatory standards
  • Banks, developers and investors in healthcare assets
  • Pharmacies seeking outsourcing and similar permits

Morris James will provide experienced, informed representation in court, at the negotiating table or before a disciplinary board. We understand that, in addition to legal knowledge, successfully defending clients against malpractice and other claims requires extensive understanding of medical conditions and best practices for treatment. 

We also bring our extensive business reputation and experience in the the health care industry to help our clients achieve their financial goals.

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