Let us assist you in reviewing your physician employment contract!
We negotiate on behalf of physicians to get the best contract possible and have experience representing physicians against various employers such as physician practice groups, hospitals and research institutions located in the United States of America. We help physicians improve their standing before they begin employment. Legal representation is recommended in order to help ensure that a physician’s rights are being protected.
Contracts are prevalent in business today and employment contracts among healthcare professionals are becoming common place. A well-drafted contract avoids ambiguity and assures that both parties are aware of their respective rights and obligations. A well-drafted contract helps foster a positive employer-employee relationship which is ideal in a hospital, medical group or other professional group setting where patient care is of utmost importance.
The Physician Contract Lawyer serves physicians of every specialty located in each of the fifty states and has particular experience with the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex, located in Houston, Texas.
Physicians need to spend time attending to their practice and their patients so let us do the heavy lifting by reviewing the contract for you. By employing an experienced attorney for your representation, you will be fully informed of the legal contours of your contract. After discussing the pertinent provisions of your contract, you will be in better position to determine if you want to sign the contract “as is” or propose modifications to your employer that are acceptable to you. The decision a physician will make will affect his or her career for years to come.
Contractual terms that can present complex and diverse issues include the following:
- Imprecise and vague compensation clauses;
- Small or inadequate signing or incentive production bonuses;
- Lack of benefits and inadequate malpractice insurance coverage;
- Not enough sick days or vacation time;
- Inflexible call schedule or work hours;
- Non-compete restriction (e.g. scope, duration, geographic reach);
- Other restrictive covenants (e.g. non-solicit, non-employ, confidentiality clauses);
- “One sided” termination provisions;
- Indemnification provisions;
- Uncertain partnership or tenure track;
- Verbal guarantees and assurances not memorialized in writing.
We believe that the value you will receive from a contract review by us will outweigh the costs related to that review. Although the expense of hiring a lawyer can be challenging for a resident or fellow, we work with these professionals on both fees and payment terms to make legal services more accessible. We strive to deliver quality, professional legal service to each of our healthcare professional clients.
Do I Even Need A Physician Contract Lawyer?
Yes, you certainly do. You are about to sign a contract which could, over the years, amount to several million dollars. There is a lot at stake here. If you would like impartial advice take a look at this article which stresses how important it is to use a qualified attorney when you sign your physician employment contract.
Disagreement but Already Signed?
Even if you have already signed a contract but are experiencing disagreement with your employer, it is not too late to receive help. We can review the particulars of your contract to determine whether it governs your disagreement. If it does, you will be fully informed about your rights so that you or we can have an educated discussion with your employer to resolve the disagreement. Alternatively, a letter from our Physician Contract Lawyer to the employer can further motivate the employer because they will know that you are serious in resolving the disagreement.
Do not sign your contract without having a lawyer review it. Our experience in reviewing physician employment contracts can help bring peace of mind knowing that we will look after your best interest.
Our physician contract review services are designed with your best interest as our top priority. We negotiate on your behalf to help obtain the best contract possible.
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