Texas Health Care Law Attorneys

Houston Area Health Care Fraud Defense Lawyers

When it comes to your medical practice, you do not want to take any chances. Whether you are in the process of planning for the future or you are involved in a dispute that could lead to litigation, you want an experienced Texas health care law attorney on your side. At the Houston offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we are dedicated to helping health care professionals across Texas handle a wide range of legal concerns.

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  • Transactional health care: If you are involved in the health care industry in any way, make sure you protect your business interests, both today and into the future.
  • Biotechnology: From negotiating licensing agreements to resolving disputes in state and federal court, we understand the complexities of biotechnology law.
  • Food and Drug law: We advise U.S. companies and litigation parties regarding regulatory requirements for food, drugs, medical devices and dietary supplements.
  • Administrative and regulatory representation: If your medical, nursing or allied health professional license has been called into question by your licensing board, we can protect your rights and your practice.
  • Government investigations: As soon as the government begins an investigation into you or your practice regarding abuse, fraud or neglect, you want to start protecting yourself.
  • Fraud and abuse: We represent health care providers in cases against patients involving fraud or financial abuse.
  • Personal Injury: We represent individuals who have been injured in automobile accidents, defective pharmaceutical and medical devices, and scuba diving accidents.
  • Commercial litigation: We handle a wide range of traditional business law disputes, including arbitration, for physicians and other businesses in the health care profession.
  • Physician non-compete agreements: If you are ready to work again, but you cannot fully explore your options because of a non-compete agreement, we can help.

Houston Health Care Contracts Lawyers

Texas Arbitration Clauses Lawyers

Running your own health care practice takes a lot of work. Your job is to practice medicine or provide healthcare, but there are always more legal concerns to take care of. An experienced Houston area health care contracts attorney can help you run your business more efficiently so you can focus on what matters most: your patients. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we handle everything from practice formation and physician contracts to health care credentialing and medical director reviews.

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A health care practice is still a business. As such, it is important to have an attorney who can respond to both your business and health care law concerns. We can help you manage every aspect of the business side of your practice. We represent a wide range of clients in the health care field, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes and ambulance companies.

Providing both litigation and planning services, we will be there to help your business with any concerns you may have. We can help you properly start your business in the beginning and make sure you take the appropriate steps to comply with government standards and enact proper business practices. We will always make sure you have the information you need to make well-informed legal and business decisions.

When you first step into our Houston offices, we will initially ask you what you are trying to accomplish. Whether you are concerned about risk avoidance or management issues, we will create a plan tailored to your needs. We will help you evaluate your options, so you can move forward. We can handle a number of health care contracts and similar concerns, including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Partnership agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Buyout agreements
  • Arbitration clauses and arbitration
  • Vendor agreements
  • Requests for proposals
  • Billing issues and reimbursement
  • Credentialing questions

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By taking the time to prepare your practice from a business standpoint, you can make sure you have the ability to take care of your patients for a long time to come. From our offices near Houston, we handle health care transactions for a diverse set of businesses across Texas. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to find out how we can help you.

Texas Biotechnology Lawyers

Houston Biotech Licensing Agreement Lawyers

When the concerns of your business enter areas of the law concerning science, you want someone who truly understands your concerns to protect your rights. At The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we provide both administrative counsel and litigation services to individuals and businesses with biotechnology interests. From our offices near Houston, we serve clients across Texas and nationwide.

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Many individuals and businesses turn to patent lawyers to handle their biotechnology concerns, but wouldn’t you rather have a lawyer who understands the science behind your case as well? Our Texas biotechnology attorneys can evaluate your agreements and make sure your full range of concerns is addressed properly.

Our firm represents both small inventors and major investors interested in the mass production of biotechnology products. Small inventors must sell their ideas to large ventures who can invest in their ideas or seek financial investment in exchange for a monetary payment later on. We can help these parties reach agreements that serve the needs of everyone involved. Getting involved from the start, we can help with the following:

  • Licensing agreements
  • Copyright issues
  • Food and Drug compliance

In addition to managing biotechnology transactions, we also provide litigation services for our clients if a conflict arises. While we will be sure to explore all settlement opportunities, we will be ready to protect your rights in court. We handle a number of biotechnology disputes, including:

  • Failure to comply with agreements
  • Failure to pay an appropriate licensing amount
  • Non-disclosure issue
  • Disclosure of confidential information

Houston has a large biotech industry, but because of cheaper labor in Brazil, India and other places around the globe, it is an international business. We understand international biotechnology law and can handle matters involving issues outside the United States as well.

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Whether you want your contracts to meet biotech industry regulations or fight to protect your rights in a dispute, we can help you with all your legal concerns. Located near Houston, we help individuals and businesses throughout Texas and across the United States. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online to learn more.

Houston Food And Drug Law Attorneys

Texas Drug Recall Lawyers

Almost all food and drug products in the United States have to comply with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is illegal to sell any product that does not comply with FDA regulations, which means the product can be seized, the company can be prevented from manufacturing and marketing the product in the future or under restrictive circumstances, and criminal action can be taken against the company that produced it. Do not take any chances when it comes to Food and Drug law. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, our Houston area Food and Drug law attorneys can make sure your rights are protected.

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The FDA has jurisdiction over food, drugs, medical devices, biologics, radiological health, veterinary medicine and dietary supplements. All of these items require compliance with, or approval by, the FDA before they can be sold. We advise foreign and domestic companies on how to distribute products in the United States and in foreign markets in compliance with FDA requirements. We will work with you through the FDA approval process for your product and make sure all required submissions are complete.

Food

We represent farmers, delivery companies and processing plants that have to abide by FDA regulations. We advise on best practices for sanitation, preventing exposure to bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. If you have been involved in any way in an outbreak that requires investigation, we will be ready to protect you through that process. If there are deficiencies in the process, we can help you find a remedy or take action against the negligent parties.

Drugs

Before you can even test a drug on a human, you must get permission by filing an investigational new drug application (IND). If you are approved, your protocol for your clinical trials must outline what you will do, who you will target and what you expect to happen. The data you obtain in these trials will be used to determine whether or not the drug works and whether it is safe. If it works, you will have to ask permission to manufacture and market the drug by filing a new drug application (NDA).

The process of testing a drug properly can take a lot of time and cost a lot of money. Make sure you go through the process in the most efficient way possible. We will make sure you are prepared for the entire process.

Devices

Medical devices covers a large range of products. We represent companies interested in manufacturing and marketing medical devices in the United States. Compliance with appropriate facility registrations, applications (Investigational Device Exemptions, PreMarket Approval or 510k), inspections and post-market surveillance are important. We will make sure you are prepared to comply with FDA requirements no matter where your product falls in this category.

Recalls

One recall can impact the entire foundation of a company. We help manufacturers effectively manage a recall. There are a number of compliance requirements for reporting problems with products. We have represented patients injured by recalled products and have a unique perspective on how to better manage the recall process.

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Whether you want to get a new product approved for sale or you have an old product that may be the subject of a recall, we can help you with all your Food and Drug law concerns. From our Houston area offices, we represent clients across Texas and the United States. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Houston Medical Board Defense Lawyers

Texas Medical License Suspension Lawyers

A license suspension is the greatest threat to your practice and your livelihood. If a formal complaint has been filed against you, and you are now under investigation, you want a Houston area medical board defense attorney on your side. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we protect the rights of health care providers whose licenses have been called into question by a patient or group of patients.

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We represent physicians, hospitals and other parties in the health care industry who are required to keep their licenses up to date and in compliance with state and federal standards. We handle all board licensure defense concerns including:

  • Compliance: Do not take any risks when it comes to your license. We can help you make sure it is up to date.
  • Complaints: If a patient files a complaint against you, the board of health (licensing board) will conduct an investigation, and it could suspend your license. We can fight to protect you.
  • Suspension: If your license has been suspended, we can help you get it back.

We know how important it is for you to protect your license, which is why we provide a number of services, including patient complaint defense. There are a number of reasons that doctors and hospitals could be at risk for a license suspension, including:

  • Poor documentation and record keeping
  • Dispensing drugs improperly
  • Withholding drugs improperly
  • Sleeping with patients (inappropriate relationships)
  • Substance abuse
  • Competency
  • Fitness to perform the job
  • Billing insurance companies incorrectly

Before any disciplinary action can be taken against a doctor or nurse in a license suspension case, there will be a hearing in front of the licensing board. This will give you the opportunity to provide a written and an oral response to the allegations against you. We can help you through this process as well in order to minimize the potential damages of loss of license, negative press and interruption of your business.

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When it comes to your medical license, you do not want to take any chances. Let an experienced medical board defense lawyer protect your rights. From our offices near Houston, we are ready to help you though this process and protect your practice. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to learn more.

Houston Health Care Investigations Lawyers

Texas Government Investigation Lawyers

A government investigation can lead to major problems for health care providers. Even small infractions can prove costly. If you are under investigation for any reason, make sure you have a Houston area health care investigations attorney on your side. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we protect health care providers against allegations of neglect and abuse, as well as investigations into fraud.

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Doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals could find themselves the subject of a government investigation for a number of reasons. Most often, investigations stem from a complaint made by a patient or the family of a patient. The state may launch an investigation if there have been any accusations of criminal misconduct, such as sexual assault or battery.

We represent health care providers during the investigation process. If you are under investigation, we can step in right away, but we can also provide counsel for individuals and businesses who want to avoid potential investigations when their practice may be in jeopardy. We represent a wide range of clients, including:

  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Private practices

We also protect the rights of these providers in criminal proceedings. If you are under investigation for white collar crimes or risk prosecution under the Stark Law, we can help protect your rights.

Finally, we advise health care providers who are not the main targets of a government investigation, but have important information sought after by the government. Whether you have billing or medical information to provide, it is important to look out for your own practice.

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Do not take any chances with a government investigation. Make sure you do everything you can to protect your practice. Located near Houston, we have been protecting the rights of health care providers for more than 17 years. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Houston Health Care Fraud Defense Lawyers

Texas Health Care Abuse Lawyers

You do not have to make a medical error to put your entire practice in jeopardy. To avoid the civil penalties and criminal prosecution, you want an experienced Houston area health care fraud defense attorney on your side. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we protect the rights of health care providers accused of fraud or abuse.

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No business is allowed to take advantage of the government, and there are specific state and federal statutes to prevent health care providers from gaming the system. The most common infraction is when a physician bills for a service he or she did not directly provide or supervise. Requesting money for a service you did not provide is considered fraud.

These strict governmental regulations are designed to protect patients from inadequate health care and from permitting providers to be compensated for more than they should receive. Many patients who are on Medicaid or Medicare do not take care of their own medical bills, so they would not know if they were getting billed for services they never received. However, tax payers are being asked to foot the bill for care that may be unnecessary or excessive. Self-referrals between healthcare providers are also a concern and must be in compliance with the Stark Law.

In addition to the federal fraud and abuse statutes, Texas has its own regulations. That means Texas health care providers must comply with both. If you are setting up a private practice, ambulance company or other medical business, you have to take both state and federal standards into account.

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Whether you are starting a new business or under investigation for fraud and abuse, make sure you understand your rights and options. From our Houston area law offices, we help health care providers across Texas. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Houston Scuba Injury Attorneys

Commercial Scuba Divers

The Stevenson Law Firm, PC provides representation of divers injured or killed both at their offshore workplaces and on land.  Our attorneys are experienced in wrongful death litigation.

Commercial, and recreational,  scuba divers may suffer injuries or death as a result of contaminated air, decompression illness (also known as the “bends”), arterial gas embolism and nitrogen narcosis.  Injuries or death may also be the result of faulty or poorly maintained equipment.  The Stevenson Law Firm, PC will investigate whether the cause of a diver’s injuries or death are related to equipment failure, pre-dive deficiencies, or improper job administration and planning.

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The attorneys of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC have relationships with attorneys throughout the United States and will travel wherever necessary to provide representation for divers working for commercial diving contractors.  Attorney Stevenson is a PADI certified open water diver.  It may be necessary to travel  to an accident scene to inspect the site or work environment, secure testing for equipment and interview the witnesses.  Diving at the accident may also be necessary to further document the environment.

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You do not want to take any chances when it comes to scuba diving injuries. We can help diving accident victims and their families.  Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Houston Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Texas Partnership Dispute Lawyers

Companies in the health care industry are subject to the same types of disputes as any other business. Whether you have a private health care practice or you run a hospital, you want an experienced Houston area commercial litigation attorney protecting your rights. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we have an in-depth understanding of health care and business law and we can handle all of your litigation concerns.

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Our firm provides a wide range of commercial litigation services to Texas health care providers and private physicians. We have the experience and resources to handle your concerns through mediation, arbitration or litigation. Taking an in-depth look at your dispute, we will help you explore your full range of rights and options.

Handling disputes between businesses and amongst business partners, we are prepared to handle a wide range of cases. Some disputes are defined by general contract, and others revolve around establishing what each party is entitled to in a partnership agreement. We can help resolve any concerns in court, including:

  • Partnership disputes
  • Health insurance prompt payment
  • Contract disputes
  • Vendor disputes

Prompt Pay

We provide plaintiff counsel for health care providers in prompt pay claims. If an insurance company has failed to pay or reimburse you in accordance with its contract, you may file a prompt pay claim against it. The prompt pay statute defines how quickly payments must be made and the subsequent penalties. We will make sure you get paid in full in a timely manner.

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With extensive health care law and litigation experience, we are prepared to protect the rights of health care providers in court. Located in the Houston metropolitan, we have been handling cases in the courts of Texas for more than 19 years. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Houston Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers

Texas Physician Employment Agreement Lawyers

You just want to do what is best for your patients, but if you have signed a non-compete agreement, you may not be allowed to provide them with the care they need. An experienced Houston non-compete agreement attorney can help you protect your rights. At the offices of The Stevenson Law Firm, PC, we protect the rights of physicians evaluating non-competition agreements or looking to escape their current agreement.

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Employers are looking to protect their own interests. They give their employees incentives to perform well, and they do everything to make sure their former employees do not take away from their practice. There are non-competition clauses in most physician contracts, and if you do anything to violate your non-compete agreement, your former employer will likely do everything to enforce it.

At The Stevenson Law Firm, P.C,, we negotiate non-compete agreements and handle disputes over compliance. We work with specialists who want to leave their current practice and take their patients with them. Your employer may make you sign a covenant not to compete, which will say that you agree not to compete against your former employer in terms of distance and time:

  • You will not be allowed to practice within a given radius of where you previously provided medical care.
  • Most non-compete agreements last one to three years, at which point you are free to practice as you like.

When it comes to non-compete agreements, it is best to negotiate up-front. However, if you failed to secure a fair agreement and now you want to find a way to serve your patients, you can take action on the back end. You may have to make a payment to your former employer, but we can help you escape your agreement.

Our non-compete agreement practice is not limited to physicians. We also protect the rights of other specialists who wish to continue their practice.

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Your patients are the focus of your practice. If you are ready to move on from your current employer, we can help you manage the implications of your non-compete agreement. From our Houston offices, we represent physicians and other specialists across Texas. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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With more than 19 years of health care law experience, our health care law attorneys are familiar with the challenges facing a wide range of medical professionals and businesses involved in the industry. From our offices in Houston, we are ready to help you look for solutions. Call (844) 259-2254 or contact us online today to learn more.