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How Can A Professional Practitioner Defend Against False Allegations?

 Posted on December 02, 2022 in Medical License Defense

IL defense lawyerStudies estimate that more than 40 percent of doctors will be sued during their careers. As America becomes increasingly litigious, doctors can expect that rate to go up - and so can other healthcare professionals. Nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, and any other healthcare worker is at risk of any number of accusations - many of which may be partly false, unfounded, or stem from the accuser’s own mental unwellness.

Even in cases involving obviously false allegations, healthcare practitioners can find themselves defending their cause in front of their regulating board, to say nothing of the impact such allegations can have on the professional’s standing in their family and community. If you have been accused of any wrongdoing, it is crucial to retain experienced legal representation right away.

What Kind of False Accusations Can Healthcare Workers Face?

Medicine is a complex area of employment that involves interactions with patients, coworkers, financial processors, and more. Healthcare employees may face false accusations for a virtually limitless number of reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Inappropriate practitioner-patient relationships
  • Improperly terminating patient relationships
  • Financial fraud, including Medicare/Medicaid and insurance fraud
  • Claims of medical malpractice
  • Drug or alcohol use or abuse
  • Improper treatment of coworkers
  • Abuse of hospital admission privileges

Healthcare practitioners are especially vulnerable to anonymous complaints from dissatisfied ex-spouses, colleagues, and patients. Even after a full investigation proves the practitioner innocent of the charges against them, the practitioner may have spent significant amounts of time and many thousands of dollars to clear their name.

What Should A Healthcare Provider Facing False Allegations Do?

If you are facing false allegations, it is essential to cooperate with the board and any other investigating parties, including police. The temptation to defend yourself may be strong, and you may want to reach out to your accuser or defend yourself publicly. Unfortunately, while understandable, these actions can backfire. A professional license defense attorney can help you protect your license, while ensuring you do not make statements that could open you up to potential criminal investigation.

Contact an Illinois Professional License Defense Lawyer

No matter how outraged you may feel, it is essential to take accusations of malpractice of any kind seriously. Even the most patently false allegations may take a serious toll on your ability to practice. Whether you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, or any other healthcare professional, for help defending against false accusations, contact an Illinois professional license defense attorney with The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, Inc.. We offer free consultations. Call 630-310-1267 today.



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