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William Edward Bourgeois

Contact: 985.384.2055
Experience:
Law School: Tulane University
Jurisdiction: Louisiana

OVERVIEW

About William Edward Bourgeois
-Martindale-Hubbell AV (reg) Preeminent (TM) Peer Review Rated
-Eighteen years of experience in litigation defense and healthcare law
-Successful track record with 500+ medical malpractice claims for St. Paul, Travelers, Med Pro & others
-Efficiently litigates or mediates complex matters for insured's and self-insured's
-Conducts oral argument before Supreme Court and appellate courts
-Coordinates EMTALA, incident, and corporate compliance investigations
-Possesses good working relationships with CMS, DEA, DHH, FDA, FTC, LHA, OIG, PCF, USDA, state boards and other regulatory agencies and contractors
-Takes calls 24/7 from physicians, administrators, risk managers, corporate compliance officers and department heads in need of urgent medical-legal advice
-Conducts lectures and medical-legal in-services for medical staff, nursing staff and allied professional staffs on a broad range of topics including advance directives, credentialing and privileging, privacy, ADA, NPDB, HQIA, HIPAA, EMTALA, CLIA, PECs, malpractice defense, charting, informed consent, medical records, policies and procedures, Medicare, Medicaid, risk management, pharmaceutical laws and regulatory compliance, including Stark, Anti-Kickback and other fraud and abuse issues
-Directs internal and external peer review, quality, medical staff, credentialing and licensure issues
-Handles complex projects, including a $12.5 million USDA Rural Development funded hospital project
-Assists with grant applications and obtained $266,000 hospital fetal monitor acquisition by grant writing
-Handles Medicaid, Medicare and MAC appeals, with recent success in securing over $100,000 in Medicare reimbursement for a CAH previously denied due to deactivation
-Drafts and reviews hospital, physician, PHO, managed care and other contracts for clinical, COP, FMV, regulatory and risk management concerns
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Business Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Education
Louisiana State University - Baton RougeB.A.General Studies
Details: Bachelor of General Studies - Political Science Concentration
Tulane UniversityJ.D.Law
Honors: Honors in Trial Advocacy
Activities: Treasurer of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and Moot Court Junior Trial and Senior Trial Competitions
Details: Certificate in European Legal Practice
Professional Activities
Member 16th JDC Inn on the Teche 2012-Current
State Secretary Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys 2012-Current
Professional Associations
Member, Louisiana State Bar
Current
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court Middle & Western District
-Current
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court Eastern District
-Current

CONTACT & MAP

BOURGEOIS THORGUSON, LLC
1025 Victor II Boulevard
Morgan City, LA 70380
USA
Telephone: 985.384.2055
Fax: 985.384.2455