Texas Medical License Defense
Professional Medical License Defense for Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists in Texas
Medical licenses aren’t obtained easily. You’ve poured years of your very best self into achieving a medical degree, and then a license to practice medicine in Texas.
You’ve invested in extensive and expensive schooling, studied hard, made sacrifices in every area of life, worked endless hours in residency — and now you’ve arrived at what should be the reward for your hard work — a fruitful and respected career.
But while you didn’t earn your medical license overnight, the Texas medical board can take it away almost that quickly. And if you don’t defend yourself, there is a very real chance they will.
If you are currently facing disciplinary action, patient complaints, or criminal allegations in Texas and are concerned about losing your medical license, you should act quickly and decisively to protect your good name and your career.
Too many physicians make the mistake of assuming the state medical board will be on their side and see things their way. Or they may think that a patient’s administrative complaint is so baseless it couldn’t possibly warrant suspension of their license, let alone revocation.
You can’t count on the government to look out for your best interests. Only two people will do that: you and the lawyer you hire.
To that end, be sure you choose an attorney with experience in this highly specific and sophisticated area of law — one who will approach your case with the seriousness, strategic acumen, and passion that it requires.
There is no substitute for experience, passion, or legal command. Hiring the right Texas medical license defense lawyer can mean the difference between keeping your practice and changing careers. It can mean the difference between a righteous victory before the medical board and an embarrassing, reputation-staining sanction.
Oberheiden, P.C. is a national reach health care defense law firm dedicated to protecting doctors’ good standing, medical licenses, and careers. We also represent nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers facing criminal charges and/or the loss of their professional license.
We are proud to have successfully defended numerous doctors and care providers before state medical licensing boards in Texas and across the country. In the overwhelming majority of cases, our clients have kept their licenses and their medical practices. They’ve avoided prison sentences, and in many cases, have had their charges significantly reduced or dismissed altogether.
Our law firm can defend you on all fronts — the criminal trial, the federal red tape involved with agencies like the CMS or DEA, and your TX medical license defense. But time matters. Please contact us right away.
Revoked Medical License in Texas Due to Drug Felony Charges
Ironically, the people responsible for lawfully prescribing medications in this country are also the very people being charged with drug felonies at an alarming rate. That’s because the federal government has issued a number of edicts targeting clinics and pharmacies for investigation, and state governments have generally followed suit. In many of these cases, the charges are exaggerated or altogether inappropriate — the result of sloppy law enforcement work or hasty investigations.
But even if we are able to defeat the criminal charges for our clients (as we often are), the impact on your professional standing and your medical license can linger much longer.
Medical board hearings use different rules and different legal standards, so even if the evidence isn’t enough to uphold charges or convictions in the criminal system, it could still be enough to get your license suspended or revoked.
That’s why it is so important that you work with a medical defense team that can handle not only state and federal criminal cases but also health care license defense.
Criminal drug charges that commonly lead to the loss of a medical license in Texas include:
- Drug diversion
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking / distribution
- Drug conspiracy
Oberheiden, P.C. can help with these and any other state or federal drug crimes in Texas.
The Impact of a Texas DWI or DUI on Your Professional License
Drunk driving is one of the most relentlessly over-pressed criminal charges against white-collar professionals in Texas.
There is a difference between driving drunk and driving after merely having had a drink.
Likewise, as you yourself know as a care provider, there is a difference between having a substance in your system and being under the impairing influence of that substance.
The field sobriety tests, drug screens, and other detection tests used by police in Texas are frequently errant and, in many cases, totally incapable of accurately measuring impairment. For that reason, it is often possible to defeat Texas DWI or DUI charges — but even in that event, you could still be looking at disciplinary action from the Texas Medical Board.
A medical license defense lawyer in Texas can help you address both the DWI charge and any administrative action you might face.
At Oberheiden, P.C., we also help health care providers with a wide range of other legal issues related to substance abuse. We recognize the sensitive nature of these cases, and we pride ourselves on representation that is both aggressive and compassionate.
Medical Malpractice, Ethical Issues, or Other Criminal Charges
Challenges to your health care license can arise from many other legal concerns, including:
- Medical malpractice lawsuits
- Qui tam lawsuits
- Health care fraud investigations
- Alleged ethical violations or breaches of the standard of care
- Formal complaints filed by a former or disgruntled patient
- Non-medical criminal charges in Florida or any other state
- Administrative disciplinary issues
- Any law enforcement or fraud investigation (e.g., DOJ, DEA, DHS, FBI, MAC, RAC, ZIPC, OIG, CMS, HEAT, etc.)
Even relatively minor state-level criminal infractions could endanger your ability to stay in practice. It isn’t uncommon for a minor criminal case to resolve while the ancillary medical board dispute looms larger.
Even though a licensing hearing might come about because of a criminal matter, the two proceed separately and under different sets of rules.
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Our Texas medical license defense lawyers are available seven days a week, even on weekends, to talk about how we might be able to help with your case. Be proactive in your defense. Get a passionate legal team with a record of success on your side. The ending of your story could be different because of it. Contact us today.