Physician, Hospital and Nursing Home Law or Medical Malpractice

Since the firm’s inception, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski has represented New Jersey physicians, nurses, nursing homes and hospitals against allegations of medical negligence, becoming one of the state’s premier medical-legal firms. The firm’s success in this area is the result of combining years of litigation experience, legal research, and a team of trained professionals. This depth of medical expertise represents the firm’s ongoing commitment to provide its health care clients with quick accessible knowledge regarding the issues that concern them. This firm is well equipped to define and defend the complex issues of standard of care, causation, and damages. The staff is invaluable in other areas of the firm’s practice, including products liability and serious personal injury litigation.

While the firm is proud of its state-wide reputation as a leading defense firm in medical malpractice cases, its representation of hospitals and health care professionals is not limited to medical liability cases. To meet the needs of our hospital and health care clients, the firm has broadened its practice areas to provide a wide array of services on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.

Examples of our comprehensive representation include:

  • Development of medical staff bylaws
  • Counseling, advice, and litigation regarding medical staff matters
  • Regulatory counseling and litigation
  • Representation of physicians and other healthcare providers before the appropriate licensing board including the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Chiropractors, and the Board of Nursing
  • General corporate representation of hospitals and physician practice groups
  • Negotiation and preparation of agreements between hospitals and physician groups
  • Formation, sale and purchase of professional practices and other businesses
  • Representation in connection with the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial property
  • Representation of physicians and physician groups in shareholder and employment disputes and disputes between physicians and surgery centers
  • General commercial litigation and litigation seeking restraining orders and other forms of injunctive relief, including but not limited to the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Counseling hospitals and physicians regarding the Stark Law and state and federal anti-kickback issues in connection with various agreements
  • Hospital and physician reimbursement matters and fraud investigations
  • Representation and counseling hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in connection with insurance matters, including but not limited to, self-insured retention and excess insurance exposure issues
  • Representation and counseling of both large and small commercial entities concerning environmental disputes involving claims for cost recovery, environmental remediation and natural resource damages arising under state and federal environmental laws
  • Representation of physicians before their governing boards with respect to membership