Joseph A. Bubba

Joseph A. Bubba

Chair - Healthcare Group

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Joseph A. Bubba
Apr. 26, 2021

The Uncertain Future of Physician Non-Competes

It is now well beyond standard practice for independent professional practices and healthcare systems to require their employed physicians to execute non-competition provisions as part of their employment relationship.  Enforceability of the “non-competes” has been somewhat of a “mixed bag” and is often very fact specific. There have been a few cases in Pennsylvania that […]

Joseph A. Bubba
May. 23, 2018

Can a Medical Staff or Medical Executive Committee be Sued?

We addressed a similar question in an earlier article.  At that time, we discussed the issue of whether a Medical Staff can have standing to sue its own hospital.  We cautioned in that article to “be careful what you ask for.”  If a Medical Staff asserts autonomy and wishes to sue on its on behalf, […]

Joseph A. Bubba
Feb. 24, 2016

Punitive Damages – Disturbing News For Medical Device Companies

The award of punitive damages is a troubling and unpredictable part of the American judicial process. The term “punitive damages” refers to the award of monetary compensation to an injured party that goes beyond what is necessary to compensate the injured party for their actual loss (in other words, these are non-compensatory damages that are […]

Joseph A. Bubba
Feb. 17, 2015

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital?

Can a Medical Staff sue its own Hospital? Apparently so. In Medical Staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center v. Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that the Medical Staff had standing to sue the Hospital and that the Medical Staff Bylaws constituted an “enforceable contract” between the Medical Staff and […]