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Health Care Fraud Defense/Criminal Defense

The Chapman Law Group White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice group defends health professionals and health care entities facing criminal indictment or investigation where criminal sanctions are a concern. Our team of experienced trial attorneys will aggressively defend your health care matter from internal investigation through trial. Our team handles multistate Federal criminal matters investigated by the Department of Justice, State felony matters, and investigations commenced by HHS, FBI, DEA, FDA, and DOJ where criminal sanctions are possible. In addition, the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice group works with our Compliance practice group to conduct internal investigations on behalf of individuals and entities requiring an investigation as a result of a credible allegation of fraud.

Unlike most law firms, we have a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who practice nationwide and are dedicated to defending health care providers. This is critical as virtually any criminal conviction could prevent a health care provider from practicing. When charged with a crime, health professionals must defend their actions in both criminal court and before the state licensing board for their respective profession. There are two distinct areas of law that are applied during these proceedings: the relevant state Penal Code and the Public Health Code.

Chapman Law Group understands that criminal proceedings will likely result in professional licensing or administrative actions. That is why we provide comprehensive and aggressive legal representation for physicians, nurses and others who face criminal prosecution. Our goal is to not only streamline the process, but to ensure that the criminal conviction is handled in such a way as to limit the impact on your professional license.

The Health Care Fraud Team

Sadly, criminal defense attorneys who do not practice administrative law often plead criminal cases in such a way that it makes it difficult to avoid licensing action from the state and the professional’s licensing board. From the onset of your representation, we consider the licensing ramification when developing a strategy and we aggressively represent you during criminal and administrative proceedings.

We have extensive experience in defending health professionals faced with criminal charges, including:

    • Health Care Fraud – including false claims, kickbacks, fee-splitting, patient brokering, Stark
    • Medicaid Fraud
    • Medicare Fraud
    • Home Health Care Fraud
    • DEA Matters
    • Drug Diversion
    • Qui Tam & Whistleblower Actions
    • False Claims Act
    • Anti-Kickback – Michigan
    • Anti-Kickback – Florida

When facing criminal charges, our attorneys will combine their standard of care knowledge with their significant criminal law experience to represent you with a comprehensive defense. Regardless of the criminal charges – health care fraud, diversion, trafficking, unlicensed practice of medicine or any other health related charges – we are ready to help.

For more information see:

Health Care Fraud Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense

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