Health Care Law

For six decades, Udall Law Firm has aggressively defended medical liability claims throughout the health care community. From traditional malpractice cases filed by individual claimants, to mass litigation involving hundreds of plaintiffs, our attorneys have proven experience handling a full range of healthcare related lawsuits. Some of the high-profile, multiple-plaintiff cases include silicone breast implants, Fen/Phen, health care facility fraud and conspiracy and abuse claims against major hospital organizations.

At Udall, we are not afraid to take an aggressive approach and are commitment to working towards the best possible outcome for our clients. Our team includes registered nurses, trained as paralegals, which assist in the investigative process as a vital resource. Our depth of experience and the strength of our resources enable us to handle the toughest cases.

With the advent of the Health Care Reform Act, there has been and will continue to be a dramatic increase in Medicare audits. Our attorneys are experienced in representing healthcare providers in connection with such audits and subsequent litigation. In addition, we assists healthcare providers with credentialing issues that often arise, and offer representation before various government regulatory boards and licensure agencies.

As a full service law firm, our experience extends to include product liability issues, including those related to the medical field and health care. Our attorneys have successfully represented a diverse range of medical and health product manufacturers and distributors, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in lawsuits alleging defective or dangerous products.

We have successfully represented medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors and physical therapists to name a few. Our attorneys are well versed in defending hospitals, out patient surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, preferred provider organizations, as well as other healthcare organizations and providers.

For more information about this practice area, please contact one of our experienced attorneys listed below.

Partner Mimi Petro Leads Workshop on End of Life Planning

Partner Mimi Petro to lead a workshop “End of Life Planning – Making Your Wishes Known Legally” for The Center for Independence series End of Life Workshops. Workshops begin at 8:15am JULY 8th at the Ward 6 Office of Council Member Steve Kozachik 3202 E. 1st St, Tucson JULY 23rd at the Herbert K Abrams Building Room 1108 3950 S. Country Club Rd, Tucson AUGUST, 12th Green Valley, Arizona place to be announced. Click here for more information.

Rave reviews for Michele Thompson’s HIPAA/HITECH seminar!

Congratulations to partner Michele Thompson for the rave reviews from the attendees at her recent seminar on HIPAA/HITECH! For future seminars by Michele please contact us at 520-623-4353

Court Says Healthcare Providers Cannot Balance Bill AHCCCS Patients

In a decision issued January 17, 2014 in Winters v. Banner Health Network, et al., the Maricopa County Superior Court considered whether hospitals and other health care providers can continue to place a lien on a patient’s personal injury claim in order to secure payment of the customary charges incurred by the provider for in providing care, treatment, or transportation to the patient when that patient receives benefits from Arizona’s Healthcare Cost Containment System (“AHCCCS”). Under Arizona law, a health … Continue reading

Udall Law’s Heath Care Law Group announces successful defense

The Health Care Law Group is pleased to announce its successful defense of a client with regard to an alleged breach of security regarding protected health information. The Department of Human and Health Services/Office for Civil Rights has dismissed its claim that the Firm’s client, a health care provider, allowed a breach of security for protected health information. When the breaches first occurred, Michele Thompson, a partner in the Firm, assisted the client in its internal investigation, navigated the client’s … Continue reading

Janet Hong Linton Named Partner at Udall Law

Udall Law Firm is pleased to announce Janet Hong Linton is now a partner of the firm. Formerly an associate for the firm, Ms. Linton is a trial attorney who practices in the areas of general civil litigation, legal malpractice, and legal ethics. Her practice also includes professional malpractice, insurance defense, medical malpractice, wrongful death, residential and commercial landlord-tenant disputes and general commercial litigation, including AAA Arbitration. Ms. Linton has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2012. Ms. … Continue reading

Peter Akmajian

PETER AKMAJIAN – Partner Practice Areas: • Medical & Legal Malpractice • Commercial Litigation • Insurance Law • Product Liability • Domestic Relations • Employment Law Continue reading

Thomas A. Langan

THOMAS A. LANGAN – Partner Practice Areas: • Insurance Defense • Professional Malpractice • Personal Injury Cases Involving Catastrophic Injury Continue reading

Janet Hong Linton

JANET HONG LINTON – Partner Practice Areas:   • Commercial Litigation • Health Care Law • Professional Liability • Transactional Law Continue reading

Michele G. Thompson

MICHELE G. THOMPSON – Partner Practice Areas: • Medical & Legal Malpractice • Health Care Law • Employment Law • Insurance Defense Continue reading