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Health Care Lawyers Serving Providers and Patients

Find health care attorneys who serve clients with a wide range of health care law-related needs. From health care providers needing assistance with legal compliance issues or defending against claims, to patients who need to speak to an attorney regarding medical record matters or HIPAA privacy issues, the FindLaw lawyer directory can connect you with the health care lawyer best suited to your case.

Please review the profiles of these firms and their attorneys, and then reach out to the firms to determine which health care law firm has the right team to address your legal issue.

Lawyers For Health Care Providers

Health law is complicated by its very nature, and that causes a variety of issues to arise for those in the health care industry: individual providers, physician practices/physician groups, managed care organizations, professional groups, and any other types of health care organizations.

Attorneys in this field can help with legal matters related to contract drafting, business organization issues and questions, audit and defense representation, and medical transactions. They also help with a wide range of compliance matters and defense representation.

It is vital to retain an attorney with extensive experience in the field of health care law when facing issues related to regulatory compliance, health care fraud allegations, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute matters, False Claims Act issues and any other types of regulatory issues. Getting trusted counsel as soon as issues arise - or even the potential for an issue is realized - is key to minimizing damage to your organization's finances and your professional reputation.

Representation For Patients

If you are a patient or other type of health care client and have legal issues related to Medicare and Medicaid, medical bills, health insurance, access to care, public health law, medical record confidentiality (HIPAA matters), consent to medical treatment, or anything else, a health care law attorney can help.

Use FindLaw to hire a local attorney to provide legal advice and assist you with your legal issues that involve the provision of healthcare services and healthcare benefits.

Please note that this section of our directory does not list attorneys who pursue medical malpractice claims. A list of attorneys who work in that field can be found in our medical malpractice section.

Do You Need a Lawyer in Illinois?

Anyone who is aiming to file a lawsuit or who must defend themselves against a lawsuit (civil) or criminal allegations should find an Illinois lawyer who has experience in the type of case they’re facing. Whether you reside in Illinois or any other state, the rule of law (and the complexity thereof) makes it preferable in most situations to have an attorney to represent your interests in civil or criminal court rather than representing yourself.

Defendants in the Illinois court system — or those facing federal charges for felonies, particularly — will most likely see better results with proper legal counsel. Criminal convictions can result in lengthy jail or prison sentences, as well as the creation of a permanent criminal record for first-time offenders. A skilled lawyer can help you craft the best defense possible, improving your chances of acquittal — and if the prosecution is willing to negotiate rather than go to trial, an attorney can help you get the best deal possible.

If you are seeking restitution, you should consider consulting a lawyer for both civil and criminal court. Whether the defendant is the state or an individual, attorneys working as prosecutors can use a body of provided evidence such as physical evidence, eyewitness accounts, digital communications or surveillance, to create a compelling argument in your favor

In almost all instances, representing yourself in a court of law is not recommended, particularly if the consequences of a conviction (or a failure to successfully prosecute) are significant. Attorneys are often called upon to act as experts, and their expertise can often be invaluable.

How to Find a Lawyer in Illinois

To find an Illinois lawyer, you will want to consider both budget and reputation. It is important to find a lawyer that is within your financial reach but also has strong legal experience and a track record of established success.

Extensive research is also important when selecting a lawyer to represent your best interests. You can check the Illinois State Bar Association to research potential candidates.

Before hiring a lawyer, it’s important to cross-reference results in web searches, to ensure consistent and reliable information. Including checking through prominent cases, social media profiles, local or state media coverage and going directly to the attorney or firm’s website.

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Illinois?

In Illinois, a general estimate of the per-hour cost for a lawyer can range from about $130 to $400 per hour, depending on location, expertise and the complexity of the case in question.

In some cases, attorneys may opt to offer clients a flat-rate fee instead of a per-hour fee. This typically arises in criminal defense law as well as certain divorce court proceedings. A fee for a misdemeanor defense is usually far less than the flat fee for a felony defense. Representation on issues related to juvenile offenses and traffic offenses may cost you less than the representation on situations involving corporate law or bankruptcies.

Finally, certain lawyers, such as personal injury lawyers, typically offer clients representation based on contingency. If you win a settlement from such a case, such as slipping and falling at a business establishment and incurring a serious injury, your personal injury lawyer will retain a percentage of your total settlement, rather than charging you any per-hour or flat-rate fees.

If you cannot afford representation in a legal matter, legal aid may be an option to consider.

What Types of Cases Can an Illinois Lawyer Help With?

While an Illinois lawyer can take on cases of any sort, the most common criminal cases in Illinois involve simple assault or aggravated assault, sexual assault, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, burglary (business and residential), driving while under the influence (DUI) and severe violent crime such as homicide and armed robbery.

Illinois lawyers are also typically called upon to represent parties in marital disputes leading to divorce or separation, the custody battles common to such cases, and other civil proceedings.

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