In recent years, healthcare has become the largest source of jobs in the country. Healthcare is also one of the country’s most heavily regulated industries. Healthcare providers—both entities and physicians—face complex legal issues spanning a wide range of practice areas that require legal counsel with experience representing healthcare providers. Our firm has successfully represented healthcare-related businesses and physicians in litigation, business disputes, and more.
Houston is internationally known as the home of one of the best medical communities in the world. Over sixty medical institutions are members of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Corporation, the largest medical complex in the world. Houston’s TMC is home to the world’s largest children’s hospital and the world’s largest cancer hospital. Its member facilities have 10 million patient encounters per year, including 180,000 annual surgeries and 750,000 emergency room visits. TMC is located just 10 minutes from downtown Houston, home to 42 nonprofit and government institutions, including 13 teaching hospitals, two medical schools, and much more.
Not only that, but Houston employs over 360,000 healthcare workers – almost one out of every eight Houston workers. According to the Texas Medical Board, 18,529 physicians are licensed in the Houston area, 80% of which are in Harris County alone.
Healthcare providers offer unique and critical services to the patients they serve, but even the highest quality treatment does not guarantee their success. Success in healthcare instead requires expert business acumen to succeed in a growingly crowded and competitive field. In addition to navigating the state and federal regulatory and compliance landscape unique to the healthcare industry, healthcare providers face a myriad of business issues—such as corporate governance issues, partnership disputes, employment issues, and contract disputes.
Our combined knowledge of the healthcare industry and our clients’ operations enables us to analyze disputes to develop and implement the legal strategy that is best aligned with our healthcare clients’ business goals—we protect our clients and their businesses.
The trial lawyers at Burford Perry concentrate on protecting the interests of our clients involved in commercial litigation and civil disputes. While we provide a wide array of legal services to healthcare clients, the attorneys at Burford Perry are trial lawyers at their core and are regularly invoiced in the representation of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in litigation. Much of the work we do for our healthcare clients involves business matters such as contracts, transactions, and employment law. Additional services we provide include:
The civil litigators of Burford Perry are experienced in the representation of hospitals, clinics, physician groups and practices, ambulatory surgery centers, and other members of the healthcare industry. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services with the understanding that healthcare is a business. Our two named partners have more than 50 years of experience in complex commercial litigation. Burford Perry LLP is a firm focused on commercial litigation for clients who want aggressive, efficient representation, whether as plaintiffs or defendants.