A medical license is a significant achievement. You’ve dedicated years of your life to accomplish this dream. Just because you have earned your license, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be challenges. Many doctors have to deal with things throughout their career that jeopardize their medical licenses. If you are facing complaints or criminal allegations, what do you do next? Many doctors don’t know the right steps to take in the process, which is why you need legal representation. An experienced doctor license defense attorney can go over your options and guide you throughout the process.
Remington & Dixon, PLLC is a law firm that focuses on the practice area of doctor license defense. We know how important your license is for your future and your career. It is also easy to have your reputation tarnished because of these complaints. Thankfully, a lawyer can help to reduce the amount of potential fallout you face because of these allegations. If you are at risk of losing your license, you have no time to lose. Contact our offices today to schedule your consultation. You don’t want to gamble with your future by handling your case on your own.
What types of medical professionals can we represent?
We have handled cases of many different types of healthcare professionals. It doesn’t matter what area of medicine you practice; we can help. Some of the doctors we can represent include:
– Family doctors
– Physical therapists
– Pain management specialists
– Medical Residents
How could I lose my license?
Many things could cause the loss of your medical license. A complaint is the most common way that you could lose your license. Once a claim is filed, the board will need to investigate your case. An investigator will thoroughly research every aspect of your case and present these findings to the board. Then, the board will make a decision. You could face disciplinary action, which could be public or private. They could also take away your medical license. You can appeal to this process, but it is difficult without a lawyer.
You could also lose your medical license because of a criminal conviction. If you have gotten into legal trouble, you need to speak to a lawyer immediately. A criminal conviction could result in the revocation of your license, so you need to fight it. Even pleading to a reduced charge could save your license. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you of your rights and go over your options.
What are everyday disciplinary actions?
Every case is different, but the board has similarities in its decisions. Some of the more common issues physicians face are drug diversion and DWIs. A drug diversion allegation means that the doctor is accused of mishandling narcotics. Even if there is no truth to this complaint, the board still needs to investigate your case thoroughly. We have represented physicians in these types of cases. In some instances, we could resolve the issue before any disciplinary action was taken.
A DWI can end your career. There are many instances of doctors that lose their license over a DWI because they don’t take their conviction seriously. There is generally a substance abuse program that is offered to these physicians. Doctors will enter these programs without even consulting a legal professional. You should know all your rights before you agree to any substance abuse program. We have successfully handled cases of physicians that have been convicted of one or more DWIs.
Hire an experienced medical license attorney
Whatever allegations you’re facing, we can help. We have experience handling doctor license defense cases. If you are at risk of losing your license, contact a professional license defense attorney today. Call us to schedule an appointment.