Healthcare Litigation

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McAfee & Taft assists businesses in the healthcare industry in all aspects of their operations and transactions.  Our lawyers have expertise in the industry’s unique regulatory environment as well as the tax, employment, litigation and general business ramifications of our clients’ operations.

We represent hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in medical staff matters and fair hearings.  We represent clients, including HMOs, nursing homes, hospices and others, in appeals of administrative rulings relating to licensure and certification issues.   We appear before healthcare, labor, environmental, tax and other governmental agencies to represent clients in regulatory compliance matters.

McAfee & Taft attorneys also represent physicians, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living centers, and medical and dental professionals against claims of malpractice and negligence, including those involving standard of care claims, negligence in peer review and negligent credentialing claims, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose claims, and bad faith issues.

We represent clients in all types of general commercial litigation matters.  Our lawyers handle both simple and complex litigation.  We serve as counsel for healthcare manufacturers involved in mass tort cases, including litigation associated with Phen-Fen.

Additionally, we represent healthcare providers in government investigations and in civil and criminal prosecutions involving white collar crimes.  We assist in the defense of search warrants, negotiations with prosecutors and suspension issues.

Our lawyers are available to provide a comprehensive range of legal services:

  • Acquisitions/Divestitures of Healthcare Businesses
  • Administrative and Regulatory
  • Affiliations and Strategic Alliances
  • Antitrust
  • Anti-Kickback and Stark
  • Biotechnology
  • Board of Trustees Matters
  • Bond Financing
  • Business Negotiations
  • Certificates of Need
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Corporate and Operational Work
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Credentialing and Peer Review
  • Environmental and Air Quality
  • ERISA and Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Facilities Development
  • Financing Arrangements
  • Government Investigations
  • Health Plan Contracting
  • HMO and Health Plan Regulation
  • Home Health Agencies and Hospice
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance/Payer Arrangements



  • Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor and Employment
  • Licensure and Regulation
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Loan Transactions
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Medical-Ethical-Legal Issues
  • Medical Malpractice and Negligence Defense
  • Medical Records and Documentation
  • Medical Staff Documentation
  • Medical Staff Hearings
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Mergers, Reorganizations
  • Physician Relationships
  • Private Placements
  • Professional Services Arrangements
  • Real Estate, Construction and Development
  • Reimbursement
  • Risk Management
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tax and Tax-Exempt Status
  • Technology Transfer
  • Venture Capital Financing
Michael K. Avery
(405) 270-6012
J. Craig Buchan
(918) 574-3049
Jeremiah L. Buettner
(405) 552-2241
Bradley K. Donnell
(405) 552-2308
Michael F. Lauderdale
Shareholder, Managing Director
(405) 552-2257
Jason A. McVicker
(918) 574-3067
M. Richard Mullins
Shareholder, General Counsel
(405) 552-2263
Hayley Blair Myers
(918) 574-3062
Drew Neville
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2236
Julia A. Palmer
(918) 574-3044
Dru A. Prosser
(918) 574-3056
Melissa Revell
(918) 574-3017
Alex C. Riley
(417) 409-6093
Ronald T. Shinn Jr.
(405) 552-2323
Mark D. Spencer
Of Counsel
(405) 552-2368
Timothy L. Spencer
(918) 574-3042
Nathan L. Whatley
(405) 552-2365