Healthcare, Medical and Pharmaceutical

Healthcare, Medical and Pharmaceutical

It’s no surprise that Houston is home to a variety of successful industries that have all played their part in molding the Bayou City into the powerhouse it is today. Because of our varied industries and their individual successes, Houston has been solidified as a top economic city not only within the United States but globally. While Houstonians enjoy the accolades our booming industries receive, few compare to the praise rightfully given to the health care sector. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is a beaming source of pride for the city, and for good reason.

The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world, with 54 medical institutions calling it home. Among these are 21 hospitals, including eight specialty institutions, eight research institutions, four medical schools, seven nursing schools, three public health organizations, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school. Because everything is bigger in Texas, TMC is home to the world’s largest cancer hospital as well as the world’s largest children’s hospital. With a capacity of 9,200 hospital beds, TMC cares for over 10 millions patients annually, performing more than 180,000 surgeries, including over 13,600 heart surgeries in the city in which the first heart transplant in the United States was successful. While these figures are impressive, they capture only a snapshot of the amount of work being done by healthcare and business professionals alike at TMC.

With the ongoing development and numerous expansion efforts needed to sustain the medical mini-city at Texas Medical Center, there comes an imperative need for experienced litigators who are able to facilitate complex legal matters involving the medical community. The attorneys at Mitby Pacholder Johnson PLLC are versed in handling cases for a variety of health care-related needs.

Medical Contracts

Contracts are an integral but sensitive part of the health care industry machine. Contracts in the medical field require the proficiency of an attorney who experienced in reviewing revising, negotiating and drafting sound contracts that comply with state and federal requirements and regulations.

Management Agreements

Medical management agreements provide a designated structure for health care practices and foundation at the corporate level. When a finely tuned management contract is in place, health care systems and their staff are able to focus their time and efforts on advancing medical research and improving patient care. Management agreements govern numerous business functions, including but not limited to:

  • Clerical, bookkeeping, and accounting terms
  • Billing and collections
  • Leasing or subleasing terms
  • Non-medical employment terms
  • Medical equipment service providers

Compensation and Employment Agreements

Contracts regarding compensation and employment are sensitive matters that are important to both prospective employees and the treatment provider facilities within which they work. Compensation and employment contracts can involve many moving parts, such as non-compete clauses, benefits, and non-solicitation clauses that require heightened attention to detail to ensure a clear and concise outline for both employee and employer.

Moreover, the attorneys at Mitby Pacholder Johnson PLLC are versed in handling array of contract needs including but not limited to:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Physician agreements
  • Relocation agreements
  • Directorship agreements
  • Technology licenses

In addition to reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, clients trust the attorneys at Mitby Pacholder Johnson PLLC to handle litigation matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and issues arising from hospital mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, as well as counsel corporate regarding issues including but not limited to:

  • Commercial agreements and affiliations
  • Research licenses and collaborations
  • Joint ventures
  • Trade secrets
  • Stark Law violations
  • Antitrust matters
  • Restructurings
  • Corporate formations
  • Government compliance, state and federal

Just as the Texas Medical Center continues to grow and refine its work and solidify its excellence in its field, so does the team at Mitby Pacholder Johnson PLLC. The attorneys at Mitby Pacholder Johnson PLLC are committed to each individual case and are proud to represent Houston’s health care industry through counsel to professionals and health care systems on their legal needs.