Correctional health care

At HBS, we understand the liability implications created by correctional health care regulations, mandates, and legal standards. Handling correctional health care cases requires a unique understanding of this particular area of law. Cases involving an inmate’s medical treatment are layered with little-known rules, procedures, requirements, and defenses that can only be identified by attorneys possessing the specialized knowledge and experience necessary to properly handle claims against correctional health care practitioners. HBS attorneys have successfully settled and litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits brought by inmates and represented correctional health care companies on issues related to regulatory compliance. Our experience brings superior knowledge and skill to all correctional health care companies and practitioners.

Our dedicated team of professionals committed to the correctional health care industry is aware of changes, trends, and developments in the law as it specifically relates to correctional health care issues.  We have a consistent track record for our clients to identify legal issues surrounding a claim immediately upon review which allows us to be proactive in the defense of our clients.  Within the correctional health care community, we are currently engaged in:

  • Litigation of lawsuits filed by or on behalf of inmates.
  • Advice to clients regarding regulatory compliance with both Federal and State law.
  • Risk management assessments related to policies and institutional operations.
  • Representation of correctional health care companies and practitioners on issues related to licensure or certification.
  • Presentation of seminars and continuing education programs specifically designed for correctional health care.
Related Industries

Insurance

From appraisals, coverage, claims and adjusting issues to drafting and review of insurance policy, regulatory compliance advice and dispute resolution, HBS assists insurance industry clients with resolving the many challenges they face.

In addition to managing risk and defending liability claims, we regularly advise clients on the full range of insurance products, services, and coverages, including general liability, automotive, life, property and casualty, director and officers’ liability, professional malpractice, errors & omissions coverage, business interruption and environmental, cyber-risk and other specialty coverages and exclusions.

Our lawyers represent clients in courts of all levels throughout the United States, litigating class actions, multiparty and multi-district cases as well as individual lawsuits involving virtually every type of claim, coverage, fraud and bad faith action. We handle regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and are experienced with all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Active insurance coverage attorneys in the international insurance markets, we also help domestic clients gain access to the overseas market and assist foreign insurers in managing their domestic litigation.

As industry leaders, HBS Insurance Coverage lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in the field of insurance. Team members regularly write and lecture on insurance and property ISU issues, and are active members in insurance industry groups. As a value-added, we offer clients employee training to help their staff understand the laws and regulatory requirements impacting their industry and strategies to minimize risk exposure.


Health Care

Already among the most regulated industries, and now grappling with the uncertainty regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other reforms, the health care industry and those doing business with the sector rely on HBS to advise on and effectively resolve their business, legal, and regulatory challenges. We advise on all aspects of our clients’ healthcare related businesses from structuring, employment issues, office management, corporate governance and transactional matters to malpractice issues, patient privacy, records retention and data protection.


Government & Municipalities

With a team of former and current government leaders , and those actively involved in various areas of government, HBS offers comprehensive representation and advice to those in government, including states, counties, cities, non-profits and other related industries.

Our team members are regarded as among the most influential leaders in the state of Georgia and are repeatedly recognized for their work on behalf of clients in the government arena. Regularly interacting with legislative leaders concerning client needs, we maintain close working relationships with elected officials, appointed officials, and agency staff, enhancing our ability to provide expertise and counsel. Leveraging our connections, regulatory know-how and legal experience, we work with local, county and state government officials to craft good policy and address our clients’ legislative, regulatory and legal concerns.

HBS attorneys assist clients with the full range of local, county and state government affairs, regulatory matters, lobbying efforts, and political and campaign finance issues. Understanding the regulatory framework which affects our clients’ business operations, we are particularly adept at helping related regulated industries such as utilities, energy and trade associations, telecommunication companies, health care, insurance, local governments, and nonprofit organizations with compliance matters.