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William Edward Bourgeois

  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Asbestos & Mesothelioma ...
  • Louisiana
Claimed Lawyer Profile

-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

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. | General Studies
Bachelor of General Studies - Political Science Concentration
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Tulane University
J.D. | Law
Certificate in European Legal Practice
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
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Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar
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Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys
State Secretary
- Current
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16th JDC Inn on the Teche
- Current
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U.S. District Court Middle & Western District
Admitted to Practice
- Current
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U.S. District Court Eastern District
Admitted to Practice
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Additional Practice Area
  • Complex Litigation
Contact & Map
1025 Victor II Boulevard
Morgan City, LA 70380
Telephone: (985) 384-2055
Fax: (985) 384-2455