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Health Care Litigation

Every day our lawyers defend physicians, health systems, and hospitals in a wide array of disputes.  As a result, our lawyers are not only strong litigators, they also are familiar with the medical, technical and regulatory pressures unique to health care. Our services include:

  • Health Care Business Litigation – We represent hospitals, health systems, physician groups, nursing homes and all health care providers in litigation related to the purchase and sale of practices, non-competition and restrictive covenants, labor and employment issues, practice disputes, medical staff proceedings, administrative hearings, intellectual property and other issues.
  • Health Insurance and Managed Care Litigation – We represent hospitals on managed care, reimbursement and insurance-related issues. These include coverage questions and usual, customary and reasonable rate issues.
  • Medical Malpractice Defense – Health care professionals who find themselves to be the subject of litigation need attorneys who understand the challenges faced by this unique profession. We realize a lawsuit by a patient takes its toll on your time, your family and your reputation. We defend hospitals, physicians, allied health practitioners, management companies, and drug and medical device manufacturers.  in the defense of personal injury cases involving a wide range of medical specialties.  Our wealth of courtroom experience over the years and our thorough well thought out trial strategies, and pretrial dispute resolution where appropriate, sets us apart from our peers.
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
HFH Attorneys Named in 2020 Best Lawyers
Eight lawyers of the Wichita law firm of Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP are recognized in the Best Lawyers of America 2020. Additionally, Lawyer of the Year awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. HFH’s F. James Robinson was named the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Wichita in Bet-the Company litigation; Jim was also recognized for commercial litigation, and banking & finance litigation. Other HFH attorneys recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition are Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, mediation and personal injury litigation-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense), Jon Newman (employment law-individuals, employment law-management./insurance and workers’ compensation-employers), Linda Parks (bankruptcy creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law and commercial litigation), Gaye Tibbets (employment law-individuals, employment law management and labor and employment litigation), and Randy Troutt has been ( medical malpractice defense litigation). , Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.