Practice Areas

Health Care Law

Hassard Bonnington began defending medical malpractice claims in the early part of the 20th century, when the firm was retained to defend the members of a state association which covered almost all California physicians. As California law evolved to address the delivery of health care in all of its aspects, the firm was asked to participate in the formulation of health policy, legislation, and the structure of health care delivery. The firm has represented health service plans and health insurers ever since it organized the nation’s first state-wide health care service plan more than 50 years ago. Current integration of delivery and insuring mechanisms affords health section attorneys the opportunity to combine experience gained in representing both carriers and providers in litigation, business transactions, and regulatory compliance.

Hassard Bonnington’s health law attorneys counsel professional groups, carriers, hospital medical staffs, and others concerned with credentialing, peer review, medical board and other regulatory requirements, and federal and state regulations affecting the delivery of health care. In disciplinary or credentialing proceedings, members of the firm represent entities conducting these proceedings and individuals facing accusations, and serve as hearing officers.