Chris is an experienced attorney in Michigan who practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and health law, as well as specializing in professional licensing issues.
For over 32 years, he has successfully represented healthcare professionals of all types to resolve alleged malpractice claims. Chris conducts case assessments and advises on claims, prepares matters for trial, and determines as appropriate for each situation and case, whether settlement or trial will most likely attain the most favorable outcome for the client. Chris defends hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, dentists and other healthcare entities in medical malpractice cases involving all areas of medicine – including but not limited to representing physicians practicing in emergency medicine, family practice, radiology, obstetrics, neurosurgery, general surgery, oncology, orthopedics, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neonatology, orthopedics, pathology, and internal medicine. While Chris practices out of the firm’s Grand Rapids office, he has represented healthcare professionals and entities in courtrooms throughout the state of Michigan.
Chris serves as a general health law counselor to many clients. He regularly advises on such issues as regulatory compliance, interpreting, Stark, anti-kickback and false claims regulations. Chris also regularly advises healthcare entities on day-to-day issues, including consent, electronic medical records, HIPAA, treatment of minors, EMTALA, termination of life support and other guardianship/probate issues.
When faced with state or federal licensing investigations and/or complaints and other disciplinary actions, physicians and other healthcare professionals have relied upon Chris’ expertise to represent them. Chris has successfully represented numerous healthcare professionals, including physicians specializing in family practice, internal medicine, psychology and general surgery, as well as licensed therapists, physician assistants, social workers and nurses.
Chris is frequently called upon to lecture on topics relating to healthcare and risk management issues.
Chris is married to his wife, Kimberly, and has three children: Ryan, Connor, and Kara.