Dental License Defense
All Texas dentists rely on good standing with the state licensing board in order to keep their practices open. If this relationship sours because of suspected malpractice, fraud, drug use, or other illegal or negligent practices, a dentist could have his or her license suspended or revoked permanently. Obtaining a strong legal defense is key if you are facing a license investigation by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Having a good lawyer represent your case could mean the difference between having an investigation dropped and being heavily penalized by the state board.
Defending Against a Board Investigation
The state board is responsible for licensing qualified dentists and upholding a high standard of care for all practicing professionals. If a dentist is suspected of violating that standard, he or she could be investigated and penalties may be issued. Unfortunately, sometimes the board prematurely initiates a case when there is little evidence against a practicing dentist. A dentist may be wrongly punished in a case in which there is only tenuous evidence against him or her.
Fortunately, you can take legal action to avoid the risk of being wrongly penalized for a licensing violation. An experienced Texas dental license defense lawyer can help you by:
- Fielding all communications between you and the licensing board
- Gathering evidence to support your case
- Scrutinizing the validity and legality of evidence or testimony brought against you
- Negotiating less severe penalties or having penalties dropped
- Negotiating alternatives to license suspension or revocation
If you are a practicing dental professional and you are concerned about your standing because you have been accused of a licensing violation, contact the Texas dental license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.