Allegations of misconduct filed with the Texas Medical Board (TMB) are serious. Even if you believe the allegations to be baseless, it is important to address the complaint head-on and immediately. The TMB has the power to revoke or suspend your license.
You may feel equipped to respond to the complaint on your own. However, the initial responses given to the TMB are critical. Properly responding to and defending against a TMB complaint is time consuming and requires knowledge of the complaint process and your legal rights. A professional license defense attorney can help you defend your medical license.
Properly Respond to Allegations
When the TMB notifies you of a complaint filed against you, it gives you the opportunity to first send written response. As noted above, these initial responses are critical. A medical license defense attorney can help you properly respond to the allegations against you. In fact, our firm is known for shutting down frivolous complaints at the earliest available opportunity, sparing our clients unnecessary emotional toll and legal expense, while protecting their licenses.
Protect Your Rights
You are great at providing medical services, we are great at protecting your rights. While you are highly trained in your field, we are highly trained in ours. You may irretrievably forfeit important legal rights by making mistakes or not fully understanding the complain process.
You have many rights during an investigation by the TMB. The TMB complaint process may include any of the following:
- Temporary Suspension Hearings
- Informal Settlement Conferences (ISC)
- Show Compliance Proceedings
- State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) Proceedings
You have the right to an attorney during all stages of the TMB complaint process and at any of the above listed legal proceedings. To understand, assert, and protect your rights, hire a medical license defense attorney as soon as you're notified by the TMB of a complaint.
Mount A Strong Defense
It is never too early to mount a strong defense against allegations of misconduct. The attorneys at BERTOLINO LLP know how to build a compelling case to protect your license - and your livelihood. We know how to navigate the complaint process, gather evidence, question witnesses, and prepare powerful defenses against allegations of misconduct.
Avoid Costly and Difficult Appeals
The truth is that appealing a decision of the TMB that did not go your way is difficult and expensive. It is important to properly defend yourself from the start, so that you can avoid the appeals process entirely.
Hire an Experienced Medical License Defense Attorney
If you have been notified of a complaint filed against you with the Texas Medical Board, BERTOLINO LLP can help. We are experienced TMB license defense attorneys and we know how to navigate the TMB's complaint process. We are prepared to represent you at any legal hearing or proceeding regarding your professional license.
Our Firm believes that immediately consulting an experienced Texas Medical Board license defense attorney to review allegations of misconduct helps ensure the most favorable outcome in your case. Our results speak for themselves.
Our law firm helps professionals, like you, keep their licenses when those licenses are under attack by a state agency or board.
BERTOLINO LLP represents licensed professionals across the entire State of Texas. Our honest, experienced attorneys will fight aggressively on behalf of your license and reputation. Contact us today or call (512) 717-5432 and schedule a case evaluation.