Process of Defending Your Medical License
If someone has accused you of wrongdoing as a medical professional, there’s a specific process for defending your actions. But how to go about mounting an effective medical license defense might not be clear.
That’s why it’s important to talk with an attorney familiar with the process. That’s why we want to meet with you at Bertolino LLP. We can walk you through the process for defending your medical license step by step. We know what to do because our attorneys have been successfully defending the rights of medical professionals throughout Texas for years.
Schedule a case evaluation today with one of our experienced Texas medical license defense attorneys. We know what’s at stake and what needs to be done to help you get back to work without worrying about your future.
Step by step guide
Each profession often has its own unique process. In general, it usually involves the following steps:
Evaluate the complaint filed against you – We can help you with this step and offer you advice on what to do based on years of experience handling such complaints.
Acknowledge you received the complaint – You will likely receive a letter from the Texas Medical Board or another oversight organization informing you that a formal complaint has been made against you. You might feel compelled to immediately respond to the letter and deny any wrongdoing. But the reality is anything you say or write could be used against you. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider your response and consult an attorney with experience handling license defense matters.
Start gathering evidence – The formal complaint letter will likely contain details about the allegations made against you. We can investigate such allegations and search for the facts that prove that you behaved in a responsible, ethical manner.
Prepare for a disciplinary hearing – Often, you will need to appear before the Texas Medical Board or another oversight committee responsible for ruling on such complaints. Our attorneys can help you prepare for your hearing. We will effectively respond to your formal complaint and mount a strong defense.
Submit necessary paperwork – Certain boards require physicians to respond in writing to formal complaints made against them. Our attorneys can help you submit any required paperwork and serve as your liaison with the board ruling on your complaint.
Appeal your complaint – If the board ruling on your complaint rules in favor of the person who filed the initial complaint, you may be able to appeal your complaint to the same board or another higher authority, depending on your profession. We can help you with your appeals process every step of the way.
What we can do
People turn to you when they want advice from an experienced medical professional. We can do the same for you when it comes to offering knowledgeable legal advice. We know how the legal system works in Texas and we know what needs to be done to mount a strong legal defense.
Contact us to find out how we can help you. Every specific medical profession has a unique process for handling medical license complaints. Allow us to be your guide through this process. We know what’s at stake and will work hard to defend your license and your reputation.