HOSPITAL LAW

HOSPITAL CONSULTING & LITIGATION DEFENSE

Our Lawyers Provide Compliance, Risk Management, and Litigation Defense Services to Hudson Valley / NYC Area Hospitals

Hospitals must simultaneously manage a multitude of responsibilities. As a first priority, they must develop personnel and systems that consistently provide very high quality services. Hospitals must also keep up with a barrage of ever-changing laws and regulations. The very nature of their services exposes hospitals to a high risk of litigation. And the day-to-day business of dealing with staff hiring and training, contracts, leases, purchases, insurance matters and a myriad of other business details is never ending. Sholes & Miller LLP helps hospitals keep their legal matters running smoothly. The team is led by founding partners who have extensive healthcare law and medical-legal experience. For 30+ years, Sarah Sholes has represented clients in complex medical claims in both state and federal courts, as well as administrative hearings, that span a wide spectrum of specialties. Robert Irving Miller had a successful career in the healthcare industry prior to practicing law, which included serving as an ICU and ER nurse, nursing manager, hospital risk manager, administrator and licensed nursing home administrator. If you are a hospital manager or administrator, we know what you are going through and speak your language. We work diligently and tirelessly to provide the high quality legal services that hospitals require.

Helping Hospitals Navigate Regulatory Requirements


The amount of regulations hospitals must adhere to is voluminous. Our health care lawyers are familiar with current regulatory requirements and what hospitals need to do to stay compliant. We offer consultation and guidance on:

  • Risk Management
  • Staff training
  • Patient rights
  • Care Standards
  • Dietary requirements
  • Fire safety/emergency protocols
  • Sanitation standards
  • Construction standards
  • Medicare/Medicaid certification
  • Strategic planning
  • Department of Health regulatory matters
  • State Education Department license-related matters
  • Workplace instruction for managers and employees
  • Assistance in drafting facility policies and procedures
  • Design and drafting of patient care forms
  • Medical-Legal Ethics consultations
  • Advance directives and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) legal consultations
  • Management consulting
  • Medical record/patient information/HIPPA confidentiality consultations
  • Employee instruction, seminars, and in-service education

AN EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE LITIGATION DEFENSE TEAM


Hospitals face damage to their reputation and bottom line when a patient makes a claim of malpractice. Our lawyers understand the complexities of these cases. We regularly consult with accomplished medical professionals who are nationally respected in their fields as we build a strong defense for our clients. Our experience includes defending claims alleging among other things:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delay in diagnosis or treatment
  • Treatment errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Obstetric complications
  • Improper/incorrect medical tests
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Nursing errors
  • Prescription errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Miscommunication errors
  • Administrative errors
  • Staff negligence
  • Premises liability
  • General liability
  • Discrimination & Civil Rights Violations
  • Negligent hiring or training
  • Regulatory violations

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE


We are available to assist hospitals, nursing homes and medical/professional practices with:

*Sholes & Miller does not represent plaintiffs in lawsuits against physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, or other health care providers.