The Rare Moment As A Medical Professional Where You’re The One Who Feels Under A Microscope
Imagine serving in a medical profession where you’ve just been notified or suspect that you are being or will be investigated or suspended. The circumstance may stem from a complaint of alleged misconduct in patient treatment, inappropriate prescribing, billing, staff interactions, or even purely personal matters, such as criminal arrests or convictions, or alcohol or substance use. Don’t assume you can “explain away” the situation to an employer or investigator. Medical professionals should take this seriously, because they certainly will. Remember: it is always ok to ask for time to speak to an attorney to discover your options. You may have quite the legal battle ahead of you – and even while the case proceeds, you may lose hospital privileges, Medicare provider status, your DEA registration or even your license.
These are just some examples of the challenges medical practitioners can encounter. Whether the matter involves an investigation or a formal hearing, medical professionals still have other forms of adverse consequences they may have to overcome as a result of the cascading effects of an investigation or disciplinary action.
Crick Walanka Law Group has experience representing many professions in the healthcare field, such as:
- M.D.s and D.O.s
- Physician Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
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Crick Walanka Law Group has represented professionals who are facing:
- Notice or complaint from a regulatory agency
- Termination from employment
- DEA or State investigation of Controlled Substance prescribing
- Discipline from another state with repercussions in Illinois
- Criminal arrest or conviction
- Drug / alcohol treatment
- Allegations of sexual misconduct
- Claims of improper billing for treatment
- Accusations of kickbacks and violations of Medicare statutes
- Charges of use of prohibited advertising
- Loss of hospital privileges
- Among many others
Of course, some cases are less adversarial too.
We welcome healthcare professionals who are applying for licensure or require our help to prepare an application or complete continuing medical education hours. In this sense, Crick Walanka Law Group can become a much-needed consultant to you in addition to serving a role as your attorney. Let us navigate the road ahead with you to make the process of application a smooth one.
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