TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that a team of Shumaker attorneys were invited to speak to medical residents/fellows at the University of South Florida to prepare physicians for practice. Malinda Lugo spoke on “Avoiding a Malpractice Lawsuit;” Ed McGinty spoke on “Contract Negotiation;” and Erin Aebel’s topic was “Health Law 101: How to Spot Issues to Protect Your License and Your Liberty.”
Ms. Lugo has extensive experience in defending medical malpractice cases. She has defended nursing homes, hospitals and physicians in negligence cases. Ms. Lugo has been involved with several multimillion dollar cases involving complex medical issues ranging from birth related neurological injuries, misdiagnosis of strokes and improper management of postoperative patients. She has litigated legal issues such as spoliation of evidence involving a healthcare provider’s failure to preserve electronic data regarding a patient and juror misconduct. Ms. Lugo received her J.D., cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law and her B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University.
Mr. McGinty has extensive experience in corporate, LLC and partnership, real estate, complex business and medical practice transactions, contracts, tax and estate planning and asset protection, including mergers and acquisitions, business and medical practice transfers, ownership structure, succession planning and transfer restriction agreements, corporate and real estate finance and development, construction and project insurance, professional and executive compensation planning, employment agreements and termination. Mr. McGinty received his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University, and his B.A. from Louisiana State University.
Ms. Aebel is certified as a health law specialist by the Florida Bar. Her clients include physicians, physician group practices, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, clinical laboratories and medical spas. She regularly advises clients on Stark and fraud and abuse, HIPAA and licensure issues arising from joint ventures, acquisitions and changes of ownership. She regularly prepares and negotiates physician employment agreements, physician recruitment agreements and medical director agreements. She is frequently involved in licensure and scope of practice issues for her clients, including weight loss clinics, medical spas and other aesthetic medicine ventures. Ms. Aebel received her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Loyola University.
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