For Doctors

Multitalented Lawyers Who Know Your Industry

If you’re a doctor, specialist, or other healthcare practitioner, it’s safe to say that you’ve worked hard to get where you are today. You’re in a conscientious profession, after all—one that requires you to constantly maintain a watchful eye and a delicate hand. As both a lawyer and neurosurgeon, Mike Giordano understands what it’s like to work in a high-risk profession where patients depend on your experience and skills. That’s one of the reasons why he founded Legal Medical Associates: to help competent hard working doctors defend their rights with state licensing boards, credentialing committees, insurers.

The first service we offer to physicians is malpractice guidance or counseling.  Although, as a plaintiffs’ attorney, Mike will not represent defendant physicians in suits, but he can walk you through every step of a suit and explain the process in detail so that you know what is happening and what to expect—from the perspective of a physician.  With Mike Giordano’s assistance, you can feel confident knowing that an attorney has personal knowledge of not only your industry but what you are personally going through. Medicine is a personal business and for most caring physicians, being sued is a deeply personal matter. Having someone who “knows what it feels like” can provide comfort and reassurance not often offered elsewhere.

Our firm also provides legal representation for physicians facing challenges with state medical boards, credentialing entities, and contractual matters such as “non-compete” clauses, employment contracts, and salary/benefit negotiations.  Our combined experience means you’ll receive a doctor’s perspective along with the document preparation, administrative skills and negotiation abilities of a trained lawyer who has personally dealt with these matters as a physician.

Additionally, Mike has personal interest in assisting physicians who may be facing reprisals from hospitals or specialty associations for having been plaintiffs’ experts or “whistleblowers.”  Some specialty societies impose strict restrictions on what a member physician can testify to with severe penalties for violations of the restrictions.  Physicians facing such sanctions should have legal representation in these matters for without them, their ability to testify in future cases will be suppressed; sometimes permanently.  With regard to “whistleblowers”, the law provides for immunity from reprisals for physicians who wish to report to the U.S. Government that a healthcare entity is involved with “kickbacks” and/or false claims (in violation of federal law).  Such healthcare providers should have counsel in such matters for their own protection.  Mike Giordano has been a physician, hospital owner and co-founder of a medical device company and has first-hand knowledge of the issues involved in these matters from a practitioner/owner’s point of view and understands what a whistleblower may be up against should he or she wish to come forward.  Through this unique combination of personal experiences, Legal Medical Associates can ensure that such whistleblowers are provided the full protection of federal law,

As a hard-working physician, you shouldn’t let a legal issue become an uphill battle. Call our established consulting firm for dependable counsel when you need it most. The team at Legal Medical Associates will go above and beyond to ensure you understand the legal issues involved in your matter.