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Healthcare Litigation

Richard Goldstein has litigated many different types of health care cases, many of which involved claims by or against the federal and state governments.  He has represented health care providers in commercial litigation, regulatory matters, government enforcement proceedings and fraud investigations, federal false claims acts investigations, employment and non-compete cases, medical staff and licensing cases, and patient (non)-payment cases.

Critical Successes

Obtained dismissal of all claims against Anna Jaques Hospital after it had been sued by a physician network for allegedly interfering in network's contract with an independent physician organization. 

Persuaded the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to license a physician after the Board’s staff rejected the application.

Persuaded the Board of Registration's Complaint Committee to dismiss charges of physician misconduct.


Successfully defended a major North Shore community hospital in commercial litigation by a physician practice, resulting in a dismissal of the lawsuit prior to discovery on terms very favorable to the hospital.


Obtained a substantial settlement for a major Boston hospital from primary care providers who moved to a competing facility.


Obtained substantial settlements for several non-profit health care clients involving claims of securities fraud against investment advisors and managers.


Obtained substantial settlement for physician who had been illegally terminated by a large Boston area practice group.


Prosecuted numerous physician discipline cases before internal hospital peer review and disciplinary panels.  In each case, they resulted in upholding the medical staff’s discipline or the removal of a physician from a hospital’s medical staff. 


Obtained summary judgment for Norwood Hospital and its medical staff president dismissing a lawsuit brought by a primary care physician after the doctor was terminated for disruptive behavior.


Successfully represented hospitals, physician groups, hospices, and other health care providers in government fraud and false claims act cases. 


Persuaded government prosecutors on several occasions not to bring civil and/or criminal charges against client physicians and providers.


Oversaw and/or conducted internal investigations for health care providers.

Represented owners and providers in numerous employment disputes with present or former employees.

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