Tom has considerable experience representing healthcare providers in mass tort litigation involving claims of institutional negligence and fraudulent concealment.These cases often involve allegations of violation of healthcare regulations. These cases are typically brought as class actions or coordinated/consolidated cases behind designated lead bellwether cases. Tom also represents healthcare providers in civil antitrust cases and civil False Claims Act cases. These claims typically also involve allegations of violations of federal or state healthcare regulations.
Coordinating Counsel to the University of Southern California concerning litigation in the United States District Court in Los Angeles, litigation in the Superior Court in Los Angeles and ongoing governmental investigations involving alleged misconduct at the University’s Student Health Center (In re Student Health Center Litigation and Doe v. Tyndall, et al.)
Defending the University of New Mexico against a class action in state court asserting alleged misconduct in the University’s pediatric cancer program (Cummings et al. v. Regents of the University of New Mexico)
Defended a dialysis provider against a class action asserting false off-label marketing filed in the United States District Court in Los Angeles (discussed in the Big Suits Section of The American Lawyer following dismissal of claims against our client) (In re Epogen Off-Label Marketing, defended DaVita, Inc.)
Defending a medical group against an antitrust action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (NorthBay Healthcare v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan)
Defended a dialysis provider against an antitrust action filed in the United States District Court in Denver (American Renal Associates v. DaVita, Inc.)
Defended a surgery center company against an antitrust action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Bay Area Surgical Management v. Aetna, et al.)
Defended a hospital system against a False Claims Act case filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Lindersmith v. John Muir Health)
Defended a hospital system against a False Claims Act case filed in the Superior Court in Sacramento County (Martin v. Universal Health Services)
Defended a hospital system against a False Claims Act case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Arik v. Universal Health Services)
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