Health Law

Jackson & Campbell has practiced health law for over five decades. The lawyers in our group have combined experience exceeding 75 years. There is no savvier group of attorneys to turn to when faced with a malpractice suit or career impugning investigation. Our firm is centrally located in Washington, D.C. with lawyers practicing there as well as all over Maryland and Virginia. We have secured defense verdicts in all three jurisdictions and are widely respected as fierce advocates. We defend our own verdicts when they are challenged and have experience drafting appellate briefs and arguing before various courts of appeals. When necessary, we turn to our firm’s Appellate practice group for support.

Our malpractice cases are defended by a team of professionals who work hard to maximize result, avoid duplication of effort, and ferret out the details necessary to enhance the defense. We retain the best experts and advance strong, creative defensive theories. We prepare our health care providers meticulously so they know what developments to expect before they occur and are not blindsided in any adversarial setting. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed on new developments in their cases.

Our privacy breach managements and Board investigation defenses include not only addressing the matter at hand but also a comprehensive review of the health care provider’s office policies and procedures to insure compliance with federal and state regulations.

  • August 2018
    Common HIPAA Pitfalls in Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions (and How to Identify Them)

    Managing all the moving parts in a health care merger or acquisition is challenging in any transaction. For a small health care provider that does not have multiple attorneys at its beck and call, it can seem downright impossible. In the chaos of a massive exchange of due diligence materials, it is easy to overlook the additional agreements that must... Read More >

  • June 2018
    Nurses Qualify to Testify about Causation

    In Frausto v. Yakima HMA, LLC, 393 P.3d 776 (Wash. 2017) the court held that an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) could qualify to provide causation testimony in a pressure ulcer case. The court based its holding, at least in part, on the Washington state statute empowering ARNPs to diagnose illnesses. The court noted that a majority of... Read More >

  • June 2018
    Health Law Group Privileged to Serve Children's National Medical Center

    Recently Jackson & Campbell’s Health Law Practice Group successfully defended Children’s National Medical Center in a wrongful death lawsuit. Judge Anthony Epstein entered judgment for the hospital after Plaintiff rested his case at trial. Attorneys Crystal S. Deese and Diona Howard-Nicolas, along with the entire Health Law Practice Group, are honored to have served our client in... Read More >

  • January 2018
    Health Care Providers' Altered Medical Records Results in Attorney's Disbarment

    Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Malpractice Case Concerning Altered Medical Records The Supreme Court of Delaware disbarred a lawyer who had been practicing for more than three decades, with no prior disciplinary record, after he failed to produce the original version of altered medical records and then failed to correct the sworn testimony of the physician and physician’s assistant who altered... Read More >

  • November 2017
    The National Practitioner Data Bank: Six Need-to-Knows

    The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was established through Title IV of Public Law 99-660, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986. Codified at 45 CFR Part 60, the NPDB is an online repository for reports on negative events involving physicians, dentists, and other licensed health care professionals. The statute requires certain health care entities to report the... Read More >

  • August 2017
    Upcoming Event: How Women Lead

    How Women Lead Featuring Flora D. Darpino, 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General... Read More >