Health Care & Medical Peer Review

KRCL was lead counsel to Dr. Larry Poliner in Poliner vs. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, et. al, a landmark case that resulted in a substantial jury verdict in favor of Dr. Poliner. The verdict was the ninth largest jury verdict in the United States in 2004.  KRCL also filed a Petition for Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Poliner.

KRCL represents a number of physicians in multiple states in connection with various aspects of the medical peer review process, credentialing disputes, recruitment agreements, "sham peer review" disputes, administrative hearings, and hospital administrative appeals.  KRCL attorneys concentrate their medical peer review practice in defending the rights and interests of physicians, working to improve the peer review system, and discouraging the misuse of the peer review process in "sham peer review" actions.

KRCL represents medical professionals who are confronted with the risk of losing their privileges, their license to practice, or who are accused of wrongdoing in "sham" peer review proceedings, thus putting their professional reputation at risk.  KRCL has a strong reputation of aggressive representation in this area.


Our expertise includes:

  • Advice and counsel regarding credentialing process and procedures
  • Advice and counsel regarding peer review issues
  • Advice and counsel regarding medical staff appointment and clinical privileges
  • Advice and counsel regarding the National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Advice and counsel regarding rights and duties under bylaws, rules, and regulations
  • Advice and counsel regarding the Health Care Quality Improvement Act
  • Assistance with Texas Medical Board Disciplinary Procedures
  • Representation in Fair Hearing Process
  • Representation in administrative appeals
  • Representation in state and federal court litigation relating to peer review issues
  • Litigation involving "sham peer review"
  • Litigation involving physician recruitment agreements

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