Ann M. Halphen has extensive experience handling professional liability, general insurance, and health care-related matters. In addition, Ms. Halphen has had significant successes in defending hospitals in medical staff privilege, qui tam and peer review disputes, including HCQIA defenses and EMTALA claims. Ms. Halphen has tried successfully multiple medical malpractice cases, involving various specialties, as lead trial counsel. Ms. Halphen also has particular experience with arbitrating contracts through the American Health Lawyers Association including physician recruitment and employment agreements.
Ms. Halphen represents several homeowner insurance companies on coverage issues, and defends on liability and property damage disputes.
Ms. Halphen currently represents large multi-specialty clinics and their affiliates and employees, including physicians, hospitals, and emergency room physicians throughout the state. In addition, Ms. Halphen has appeared before professional licensing boards including the Board of Pharmacy, the Registered Nursing Board, the Licensed Practical Nursing Board, and the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners.
Ms. Halphen has been a guest speaker at several seminars and presents updates every year on recent law changes and significant case law at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the field of Health Care Law.