Counsel For Physicians And Medical Professionals Facing Disciplinary Proceedings
Years of medical school, residency and fellowships can be undone in an instant when a formal complaint is filed against you. If you are just starting out or have enjoyed several years of experience and success, questions about your performance or ethics can impact a career and result in your termination. At Logan & Logan, we aggressively protect the rights and reputations of our clients.
Allegheny County Disciplinary Actions Lawyer
Complaints against medical professionals can take many forms. Inappropriate comments to nurses and hospital staff can lead to sexual harassment claims. Patients who feel mistreated or believe that their needs are being ignored can claim rudeness and unprofessionalism. Accusations of drug or alcohol use while working can interrupt or end careers.
A report of disrespect, inappropriateness or ongoing conflict may lead to a report to the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB). An investigator from the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs will open an investigation and speak to all witnesses. Orders can be issued for a physician to submit to drug testing or a mental or physical examination by a board-selected psychiatrist.
Without a lawyer, anything you say can be used against you in a disciplinary proceeding. In fact, there are occasions when you should not make any statements to an investigator. Proactive steps are paramount to protect your rights, reputation and career. Before you speak to an investigator, contact Logan & Logan.
Call for a Free Consultation With an Allegheny County Physician Termination Attorney
You can take control of a disciplinary situation that is beyond your control. Contact our Pittsburgh no compete agreement lawyers online or call 412-765-0983 for your free initial telephone consultation.