More than 150 physicians were disciplined by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) last year. Over a dozen of those doctors had their licenses revoked. Yet the disciplinary actions are only a fraction of the cases taken on by the TMB each year. There are others who are investigated and eventually released from any allegations made against them.
What makes the difference between the two outcomes? In all truth, one can only guess why some physicians faced negative actions while others did not. Yet there is one factor that can make all the difference in an investigation case - the assistance of an attorney. Learn how to protect your Texas medical license, and how an attorney can help.
Communicating Directly with the Board
One of the biggest mistakes that physicians make is they react to an investigation, rather than handling it in a calm and professional manner. Some even go so far as to send an angry and poorly written response to the initial query letter. Others simply suffer from a slip of the tongue while speaking with the investigator, or they divulge information that is incriminating but unrelated to the case. In either situation, the consequences can be grim. License suspensions, fines, administrative fees, and even public scrutiny are a possibility. Reduce your risk of experiencing these issues with legal protection.
How an Attorney Can Help
Although each case is unique, and no definitive outcome can be given, those who seek assistance from an experienced license defense lawyer often have more favorable outcomes than those who attempt to handle the complaint on their own. This is because an attorney brings an array of benefits; from heading off questions to ensuring all requests for information are submitted in a timely manner, they can expedite the process, ensure you avoid the most common mistakes, and defend you when it counts.
If, for example, your case is referred for a hearing, your attorney can help you prepare for the process. They can also fight in your defense, ensuring your rights are protected during the hearing and investigation process. Not many physicians know this (not until they experience it), but the Board can be rather unforgiving, and they are often relentless in their search for any wrongdoing. Your attorney can work as a buffer, protecting you from wrongful actions and over-sharing of information.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Medical License Defense Lawyer
If you are facing an investigation from the Texas Medical Board, Oscar San Miguel, Attorney at Law, can help. Dedicated and experienced, our Texas medical license defense attorney will fight for the most favorable outcome possible for your situation. Call 512-228-7946 to schedule your personalized consultation with us today.