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Texas medical license defense attorneySanitary practices that meet the standard of care can help to reduce the risk of transmission of communicable diseases and development of procedure-related infections. Yet, because physicians and their staff are only human, errors in sanitary practices can and do occur. Should the Texas Medical Board (TMB) catch wind, your medical license could be at risk. Learn how to protect your right to practice in the face of an investigation, and discover what an experienced attorney can do to help improve the outcome of your case.

Physician Experiences Emergency Medical License Suspension

A real-life example of the potential consequences that a physician may face for alleged unsanitary practices, one New Jersey physician is currently fighting an emergency suspension of his medical license. He had been accused of reusing single-use anal probes on his patients, and without having so much as a chance to defend himself against the allegations, the state board has suspended his license. To get it back, he must provide proof that he ordered enough probes to treat the patients he had billed for in-office rectal procedures.

Fighting an Unsanitary Practice Allegation

Since their licenses are already suspended, physicians like the one in New Jersey are at a distinct disadvantage against their state’s medical board. Thankfully, you can do things differently. Rather than wait for the board to take investigative action against your practice, you can seek assistance from an attorney the moment you learn that a complaint has been made against you or your office. Not only does this ensure you have protection every step of the way, but it also increases the chances of a favorable outcome in your case. An experienced attorney can also field all investigation questions, ensure that all responses to the board are made in a timely manner, and they can reduce the stress you experience while navigating your investigation.

If you have already had your license suspended, perhaps under an emergency order, it is even more crucial that you reach out to an experienced attorney. Able to examine your case for any potential defenses against the allegations, and committed to ensuring you receive the fair treatment you deserve during a TMB hearing or investigation, Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, is the firm to trust. Our seasoned Texas medical license defense lawyer has nearly 30 years of experience in the legal-medical arena, and we will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible for your situation. Learn more by scheduling a free and personalized consultation. Call 512-228-7946 today.

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https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/new-jersey-physician-s-license-suspended-after-accusations-of-reusing-anal-catheters.html

Texas medical license defense attorneyWhile most people know that intentional or willful tax evasion is illegal, there are some who fail to weigh the consequences before trying to outsmart the government. Yet, in most instances, tax evasion stems not from intention, but from poor record keeping, procrastination, accidental oversight, or failure to seek competent assistance. Sadly, the reasons or factors of your tax evasion case may be irrelevant when it comes to your medical license – at least as far as the Texas Medical Board is concerned.

Tax Evasion and the Texas Medical Board

Although tax evasion is typically thought of as a criminal offense, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) may also consider it to be moral turpitude. What is more, the Board may suspend your license, without a hearing, while your criminal charges are pending. If that happened, you would be unable to practice medicine until your license was restored. Sadly, restoration of your license could be difficult to achieve if you are ultimately convicted of the charges or another infraction is discovered during the criminal or investigative process.

Protecting Your Medical License While Fighting Criminal Charges

Protecting your license while dealing with criminal charges is no easy task. In fact, you may barely have a chance to contact an attorney before the TMB is notified of your arrest. However, this is not always the case, which is why physicians are advised to not contact the TMB without first consulting an attorney. Do not notify them of your arrest or charges. Do not speak with them if they call. Instead, refer them to your counsel.

Managing your investigation with the TMB in this way offers several benefits. First, it can reduce your risk of having your license suspended or revoked in situations of innocence. Secondly, it can give your attorney time to mitigate against any potential damage that may result from a conviction (even if it is a wrongful one). Lastly, an attorney can manage the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus your time and energy on the criminal aspect of your situation. Just be sure to employ the aid of one sooner, rather than later, as every passing moment increases the chance of you experiencing disciplinary action.

Contact Our Texas Medical License Defense Lawyer

If you believe you could be at risk for criminal charges, or if you have already been arrested and charged, contact Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, for assistance with protecting your medical license. Backed by almost 30 years of experience, our seasoned Texas medical license defense lawyer can protect your rights and your license throughout the entire process. No matter what the circumstance, we will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Call 512-228-7946 and schedule your personalized consultation today.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2642016/

Texas medical license defense attorneyAlthough most patients are unaware and oblivious to the workings of a state medical board, physicians understand that each one is self-governed. There is no external entity, no standard guidelines, no real consistency – and that includes the way it handles disciplinary actions. However, one study, recently published in the online version of BMJ Quality and Safety, revealed that the issue is far more confusing and unnerving than most doctors realize.

Severe Consequences Range from One State to Another

Out of 21,647 unique physician misconduct disciplinary actions taken in the United States between January 2010 and December 2014, over 5,000 involved the revocation or suspension of a physician’s license. Overall, this is not an alarming rate (it is, however, a 17 percent increase from 2008), but the rate from one state to the next certainly garnered attention from the study authors. They found that, while one state might only fine a physician for an action, another might completely revoke a physician’s license. Worse yet, their only real recourse is to appeal the decision; there is no governing entity for them to contact.

Disciplinary Action in One State Can Affect You in Others

Despite the lack of a governing entity or any real connection from one state’s medical board to the next, licensing issues and disciplinary actions taken in one state can affect a physician in others. As a result, out-of-state practices and privileges may be suspended or revoked. Alternatively, if a physician attempts to move to another state, they may be unable to obtain a license to practice within that state.

Texas Has a Historically Heavy-Handed Approach

While the study did not find Texas to be on one side of the extreme or another, the state board does have a history of heavy-handed disciplinary actions against physicians. As such, any Texas doctor should be fully prepared and protected, the moment they learn of an investigation. The matter should be handled seriously, and with great care. Also, instead of facing it alone, it is highly recommended that doctors seek assistance from an experienced license defense lawyer – one with working knowledge of the Texas Medical Board and its laws.

Contact Our Texas Medical License Defense Lawyer

Are you facing disciplinary action or an investigation with the Texas Medical Board? Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, is the firm to call. Backed by nearly 30 years of experience in the medical-legal arena, our Texas medical license defense lawyer will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome in your case. Learn more about how we can assist with your case by scheduling a free and personalized consultation. Call 512-228-7946 today.

Source:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/861028?pa=Va95OrJ6anBDfCIBoFF8hP0rXOlfoy4ObhtGvvj%2Bm8vaQ8mdf7QZNSsaXUep39EPJyGvMX%2Fu%2BWdIXoARf%2FT0zw%3D%3D#vp_1

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