Our lawyers possess a thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing medical providers.  Watkins & Eager has extensive experience providing advice to health care professionals and entities regarding regulatory and reimbursement issues, litigation matters, and complex transactions. We represent many health care industry clients, including ambulatory surgery centers, ambulance companies, clinical labs, hospitals, physicians, physician groups, managed care companies, medical equipment suppliers, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing homes, physical therapists, pharmacies, and other medical providers.

Our experience with Mississippi and Alabama health care litigation is unsurpassed. We have successfully defended hundreds of medical malpractice claims and litigated other types of health care cases in state and federal courts.

We regularly advise and represent clients on legal issues applicable to the health care industry including:

Litigation and Regulatory

  • Employment issues
  • Fraud & abuse and white collar crime
  • HIPAA compliance & breach notification
  • Licensure & credentialing
  • Malpractice claims/professional negligence
  • Medicare & medicaid audits and appeals
  • Regulatory compliance


  • Contracting
  • Facility financing
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Practice structuring
  • Real estate
  • Tax-exempt facilities
  • Tax planning
  • Real estate