Doctors and surgeons must adhere to rigorous professional standards in Texas. As a highly skilled medical professional, we know you have spent years training in your field and devoted time and resources to becoming the best physician you can be. The fact is, even a single complaint against your medical license can put all that you have worked for in jeopardy. But you do not have to allow a complaint filed by a patient or colleague tarnish your good name.
The Texas Medical Board (TMB) Rules exist to protect the well-being of patients. The Rules also protect the rights of doctors, including due process and opportunities to defend against allegations.
Texas Medical Board Defense Lawyer
If you are a Texas doctor facing a complaint, BERTOLINO LLP can help. When you contact us, an experienced medical license defense lawyer at our firm can meet with you and discuss the details of your case.
We urge you to consult with us as soon as you are notified of a TMB complaint. Once an investigation is opened against you, things begin to move quickly. At the start of the case, you must furnish the TMB with initial responses to the allegations. You want to use this as your opportunity to mount a strong defense from the very start of the investigation.
Our expert administrative law attorneys can work with you to respond to the allegations, prepare a defense on your behalf, and collect the evidence that may help to clear your name. The assistance of an experienced medical license defense lawyer in crafting your initial responses helps ensure the best possible result in your case.
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Some cases can be dismissed outright with well-crafted and strategic initial responses to the allegations. In instances when a case is not dismissed outright, we advocate for our clients throughout the investigation process and, if case-appropriate, help negotiate a settlement agreement with the TMB. If a case is not dismissed or resolved through settlement, then it proceeds to a formal hearing at the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearing (SOAH).
The experienced medical board defense lawyers of BERTOLINO LLP advocate for our clients throughout the entire TMB enforcement process, through to the SOAH hearing, and even through appeal if necessary.
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The number of complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board has been on the rise over the past several years. The TMB received 8,955 complaints in FY 2018, 8,114 in TY 2017, and 7,821 in FY 2016.
Do not face the TMB alone. It is critical you have someone on your side you trust. You need someone who thoroughly understands the Texas legal system and is experienced navigating the Texas Medical Board regulations. BERTOLINO LLP will fight aggressively for your rights and your medical license.