Medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists study for years to become qualified for their jobs. However, due to a simple misunderstanding or a blatant disregard for ethics, a medical license can be attacked and revoked and a career can be ruined. Some of the most commonly seen legal issues that healthcare professionals are faced with include accusations of fraudulent billing, insurance company fraud, inappropriate sexual relations, and alcohol or drug abuse. When these issues occur, medical professionals may not only be facing fines and license loss, but also criminal charges, depending on the situation.
When someone wishes to file a complaint regarding the actions of a medical professional, they will do so with the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. The Board will conduct a thorough investigation of the complaint to determine whether or not the accusations hold any weight. If the Board finds evidence suggesting the complaint is accurate, the medical professional in question may have his or her license suspended for a certain period of time or revoked completely, bringing an end to a career.
It is crucial that you obtain strong legal representation if someone files a complaint against you with the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. You should have legal representation. Even if you do not lose your license to practice, any reports of misconduct can follow you throughout your career and may prohibit you from obtaining some jobs. An experienced medical defense attorney can help fight these accusations to protect your future in the medical field. Contact Cohn Lifland to discuss your options if you find yourself in legal trouble.