Verrill's team of health care litigators has a wealth of experience representing health care institutions and practitioners in a range of disputes, including licensing board complaints, medical negligence claims, reimbursement and compliance reviews, False Claims Act (FCA) matters, and health care fraud investigations, as well as extensive experience advising them in the mitigation of risk. This broad range of advocacy experience, paired with the firm's Health Care & Life Sciences Group's deep knowledge, provides clients in this highly-regulated industry with comprehensive services through every phase of litigation.

We have handled a wide range of health care litigation matters, including the following:

Licensing Board Complaints

  • Provided defense of providers in complaints to, and investigations by, professional licensing boards involving allegations as to competence, ethics violations, impairment, and violations of regulatory laws

Medical Negligence Claims

  • Provided defense of health care providers in thousands of claims in several jurisdictions, trying approximately 100 medical negligence claims to verdict, involving virtually every specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics, oncology, neonatology, nephrology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, among others

Reimbursement and Compliance Reviews

  • Obtained millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursement payments through the complex administrative hearing and judicial review process
  • Successfully defended hospitals and health care providers in administrative and court actions based on government claims of overpayment or billing irregularities

Risk Management

  • Advise hospitals and health systems regarding protection of peer review and quality assurance processes
  • Conduct analysis of The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) regulatory requirements
  • Served as counsel regarding application of Health Care Quality Improvement Act, including National Practitioner Data Bank reporting
  • Assessed of risk reduction strategies in use of electronic health records
  • Advise hospitals regarding reporting, responding to subpoenas, and public relations issues involving drug diversion in emergency departments

White Collar Defense

  • Facilitate investigation of allegations of research misconduct pursuant to the Office of Research Integrity's requirements
  • Respond to government investigations

Firm Highlights


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As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

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Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...


Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...


2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...


Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...


Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...


2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...