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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri, 1996, Phi Delta Phi
    • B.A., Indiana University, 1993, with honors

Maureen Vogel has a real appreciation for the complex business and regulatory issues that must be factored into legal strategy and decision making for health care clients.  She has spent more than 15 years representing health care organizations in litigation, internal investigations, peer review, and physician fair hearing matters.  Maureen's understanding of the health care industry and the issues currently facing health care organizations is a great benefit to clients and Polsinelli’s health care litigation practice.

Before joining the firm, Maureen served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Harold L. Lowenstein at the Missouri Court of Appeals–Western District.  At Polsinelli, she has represented health care organizations and individual providers in professional liability litigation, winning verdicts for her clients in jury trials. In recent years, Maureen’s practice has also focused on advising health care organizations regarding medical staff credentialing, peer review, antitrust, and other provider relationship matters. She advises health care providers on legal issues concerning risk management, informed consent, patient confidentiality, HIPAA privacy and security rules, EMTALA, and other patient care related matters.

Maureen works in partnership with clients to provide thoughtful, strategic legal advice and counsel to help ensure outcomes that meet their goals and expectations.

  • Obtained one of the top defense verdicts of the year for our Hospital client.  Plaintiff alleged the hospital and other health care providers failed to appropriately diagnose and treat her for intracranial bleed resulting in motor and cognitive deficits. Jury found in favor of the hospital client.
  • Plaintiffs alleged negligence and wrongful death against our Hospital client and other health care providers based on administration of narcoleptic medications and failure to appropriately monitor the plaintiffs’ adult son during psychiatric admission for bipolar disorder. Jury found in favor of the hospital client.
  • Physician client granted a summary judgment after the court found that the case was time-barred based on application of Kansas discovery rule.
  • Motion to dismiss granted on behalf of a hospital client based on assertion that the plaintiff’s cause of action was time-barred. Affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals – Western District. Plaintiff’s Application for Transfer to the Missouri Supreme Court was denied.
  • Assisted hospitals in handling physician professional review activities in compliance with hospital bylaws and federal law and regulations.  Represented hospitals in the fair hearing process.
  • Drafted a National Labor Relations Board Amicus Brief on behalf of American Hospital Association, Kansas Hospital Association, Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Nurses Association on the issue of peer review, confidentiality and clarification that peer review is not employment discipline. 
  • Drafted and revised medical staff bylaws for acute care and ambulatory care facilities.
  • Conducted HIPAA investigations and training for Hospital clients. 
  • Represented hospital clients in Health and Human Services reviews of National Practitioner Data Bank adverse action reports.
  • Advised hospital clients about National Practitioner Data Bank and State Reporting requirements.
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