Experienced Healthcare Law Attorneys

Bringing up-to-date knowledge of the law

As sweeping legislation and evolving regulations continually transform the healthcare system, understanding your rights and responsibilities requires ongoing education and collection of the latest information. The lawyers at Law Firm and the Law Offices of Ken J. Berger Esq. MD JD are dedicated to keeping up-to-date on the frequently changing laws that affect patients and medical professionals. We serve as your link to the legal process, using our in-depth knowledge about insurance and government agencies to resolve your legal issues.

Medical professionals’ regulatory compliance

Doctors are trained to provide medical treatments to their patients, not to maneuver through bureaucratic red tape. Doctors should not have to waste valuable time trying to understand the complex legal issues associated with healthcare. At Law Firm and the Law Offices of Ken J. Berger Esq. MD JD, we employ our in-depth, current knowledge about the healthcare system and the relevant laws to ensure you remain in compliance with regulations and aware of legal issues:

  • College Complaints
  • College Discipline Proceedings
  • Quality Assurances or Fitness to Practice Proceedings
  • Most Tribunals including Health Services Appeal and Review Board, Human Rights Tribunal, and Health Professionals Appeal Board
  • Judicial Review
  • Peer Reviews
  • OHIP billing Audits
  • Inquests
  • Hospital Complaints and Privileges Matters
  • Privacy: PHIPA Audits, Assistance with Complaints
  • Employment Disputes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Opinions regarding legislation and policy
  • Legal Advice
  • Workplace harassment and discrimination
  • Human Rights Complaints
  • PPACA — Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • HIPAA — Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HITECH — Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Pharmaceuticals and prescriptions
  • Licensure and safety
  • Business and billing practices
  • Whistleblower statutes

Patient’s rights in the healthcare system

Patients are granted important fundamental rights by law. When your rights are violated by an insurance company or a medical professional, you have remedies available to you. We effectively negotiate with insurance companies, medical professionals and government organizations to develop equitable solutions to your healthcare conflicts. If litigation is the most appropriate means of resolving your dispute, we apply our sophisticated litigation skills and dynamic courtroom demeanor to obtain justice. We are prepared to help you with legal issues involving:

  • Medical Malpractice and Negligence claims
  • Representation at Consent and Capacity Board or injunctions including urgent end of life care matters
  • College Complaints or Appeals to Tribunals
  • Judicial Review
  • Appeals of insurance decisions
  • Private insurance, including HMOs, PPOs and disability
  • Long-term and nursing-home, Retirement or Home care
  • Federal programs, including Medicaid and Medicare
  • Rights under laws, such as PPACA
  • Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Elder Law Litigation Issues
  • Mental Health

 Independent Counsel, Co-Counsel, Mediation or Arbitration Services

As a physician and lawyer,  Ken J. Berger MD JD, as Principal of the firm, ensures patients and Medical Professions who are clients get an attorney who actually knows all the legal and medical issues to assist them to achieve excellent outcomes.  This can make a huge difference in any civil, administrative or criminal matter involving Health Law.  Many important legal issues can be unintentionally missed by a lawyer that is not educated and experience in both medicine and law.

The firm provides this expertise to other lawyers or clients, by offering independent legal advice or co-counsel, as Independent Counsel to Discipline Counsel, MAC, Hospital Boards and Tribunals, to  two opposing parties, to mediate any health law related disputes ( including mandatory mediation during an action involving health related issues involving liability, causation and/or damages) or by acting as Arbitrator where the parties may have more advantages than a traditional court or hearing process.

 Contact the dedicated Ontario healthcare law firm

Call Law Firm and the Law Offices of Ken J. Berger Esq. MD JD at 416-356-9919 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Toronto, Ontario office.