Healthcare EDUCATION and  RISK MANAGEMENT

 ENVIRONMENTAL

Litigation and Regulatory DEFENSE

WHAT WE DO

We assist our clients in making legally sound clinical and business decisions.

BalBrenner is a law firm with extensive experience in health care education and risk management, environmental law, ligitation and regulatory defense.

At the meeting point of law, medicine, and research, BalBrenner brings differentiated value to clients, including other law firms that can benefit from our expertise.

facilitate

We facilitate the delivery of quality healthcare by enlightening and empowering our clients, rather than fostering dependence on lawyers.

enhance

By enhancing the therapeutic alliance between patient and provider,  we improve clinical practice, minimize risk, and promote professional satisfaction.

invest

We are invested in helping healthcare professionals understand the relationship between law, risk, and medical quality.

WHO WE ARE

Founded by an orthopedic surgeon and experienced litigation counsel,

BalBrenner includes lawyers, clinicians, and investigators who understand the needs of health care clients and other law firms. We bridge the gap between the operating room and clinical practice on one side, and the courtroom on the other.

B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, and Lawrence H. Brenner, JD, are recognized experts in health care and legal education. Their extensive portfolio of published scholarly work targets the intricacies of law and medicine. BalBrenner’s emphasis on education is unique among law firms.

THE BALBRENNER TEAM

The BalBrenner lead team works with a variety of personnel on projects and cases, including case managers, investigators, researchers, and other medical and legal professionals.

SALLY GREENE, PhD, JD

Associate Counsel

  • ABOUT

    Sally is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the Fourth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Sally graduated from George Washington University School of Law and holds a PhD in English from The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

LAWRENCE H. BRENNER, JD

B. SONNY BAL, MD, JD, MBA

JASON A. BRENNER, JD

ALISON T. BRENNER, PhD

Co-Founder and Principal

Managing Attorney

Co-Founder and Principal

Research Director

In addition to the lead team, BalBrenner Associate Counsel Sally Greene works in many phases of the firm’s practice, including on complex litigation and appellate matters.

SERVICES

  • ABOUT

    Sonny is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and attorney; an internationally acclaimed educator; and a widely published author in the field of law and medicine. He is licensed to practice in Missouri.

  • ABOUT

    Larry is an experienced litigator, a professional liability consultant, a widely published author and a nationally acclaimed lecturer on healthcare quality and malpractice loss prevention. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina.

  • ABOUT

    Jason leads the firm’s environmental law practice. He has extensive experience dealing with federal agencies in a variety of settings. He is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts and in the states of Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Massachusetts.

  • ABOUT

    Alison is trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods, with expertise in patient-reported outcome measurement and patient decision aid development, as well as the design and implementation of patient decision support systems.

In addition to traditional law firm work,
we publish regularly* in several medical peer-reviewed journals and professional forums on law and medicine. We design custom risk prevention programs for healthcare clients, through education and onsite organizational assistance. BalBrenner can develop practical solutions that work for our client — that improve quality, enhance communications, and promote patient safety.

  • LITIGATION

    Our attorneys have over 55 years experience as active, successful trial and appellate attorneys. We have successfully litigated health law cases in the areas of professional liability, product failure, hospital privilege disputes, medical licensure, health care fraud and wrongful termination of residents and fellows terminated from their residency and fellowship programs.

    BalBrenner attorneys regularly litigate civil and criminal cases against The United States Justice Department.

    Our attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent clients in civil, criminal and appellate litigation.

  • INFORMED CONSENT/PATIENT EDUCATION

    Through consultation and onsite assistance, BalBrenner enhances client ability to ensure proper informed consent decision-making by patients.  BalBrenner views informed consent as mutual discovery based on exchanging meaningful and understandable information, as opposed to signing incomprehensible consent forms that some may erroneously view as a waiver of liability. An informed patient who is satisfied with information exchange can more easily establish a therapeutic bond with the provider, ensuring fewer lawsuits, and more favorable outcomes.

  • PATIENT SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT

    BalBrenner assists its clients in establishing patient safety, risk management and patient quality control systems. These systems are designed to continuously monitor, assess and improve the delivery of health care services.

    BalBrenner works with each client to establish monitoring criteria unique to each clients health care delivery environment. The BalBrenner team also assists in the "assessment " phase by implementing data systems. These systems are designed to provide the client with profile analysis of high risk areas that could lead to patient injuries or poor outcomes. These efforts will facilitate early intervention when potential problems arise and  recognition of patterns of risk that have the potential to lead to malpractice litigation.

  • REGULATORY AND WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE

*See the Experience page for a selection of BalBrenner publications.

CONTACT

East 54, 1340 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

919.408.7323 P
919.525.1829 F

info@balbrenner.com

 

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