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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.
The Kansas Bar Association named F. James Robinson the 2017 recipient of the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction. He was also presented with the 2017 Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel presented F. James Robinson with the Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the KADC’s highest honor, given only to those individuals with a distinguished legal and public service career. Aside from being a highly regarded attorney, Jim serves as a leader in the educating others of the role of an independent judiciary. The award was presented during the KADC's annual conference in December 2017.
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers in America
Linda Parks was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency and Gaye Tibbets was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of employment and labor litigation, by Best Lawyers in America. The following lawyers from Hite, Fanning & Honeyman have also been recognized as Best Lawyers in America 2018: Other HFH attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition. The attorneys selected were Art Chalmers (insurance law), Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Jim Robinson (commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, banking & finance litigation), Jon Newman (workers’ compensation-employers), Randy Troutt (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense) and Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation-defense). 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. For more information, https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=hite%2C%20fanning%20%26%20honeyman
Kelly Rundell leads Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Kelly Rundell has been elected president of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. The Inn’s 100 members are selected through an application process. The membership is made up of Masters, Barristers and Associates, depending on the attorney’s experience. Kelly is a Master and has been a member of the Inn since its formation in 2008.