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August 14, 2019

Client Maintains Critical Business Component After Nelson Hardiman Steps In

Our client, a medical dermatology practice, received a notice of termination from a pharmacy network due to allegedly (1) filling and dispensing prescriptions against the requests or desire of patients, and (2) inventory shortages and discrepancies. Nelson Hardiman partners John Mills and Salvatore Zimmitti denied the allegations in a letter of appeal which explained the discrepancies and provided supporting evidence and documentation.

This was followed by a telephonic appeal hearing, after which, the network rescinded the termination. As a result, our client can continue to dispense medicine to its patients, a critical component of its operations.


John Mills

As Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, John represents and advises healthcare providers on managed care and reimbursement litigation, commercial business litigation, healthcare fraud lawsuits and investigations, peer review hearings and licensing board proceedings. John has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the last four consecutive years (2015-2019) for expertise and knowledge in Health Care Law, Administrative and Regulatory Law.

Salvatore Zimmitti

A key member of Nelson Hardiman’s Litigation and Compliance Practice groups, Sal Zimmitti represents healthcare professionals, facilities and organizations in state and federal courts on issues ranging from complex civil litigation, white-collar fraud and provider reimbursement issues, FDA and digital health regulation, licensing board accusations, medical marijuana defense, and general business disputes. Sal draws from his background as a biologist and his Masters of Science from the University of Connecticut as an active leader within the Life Science, FDA, and Health Technology Practice Group.

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