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License of Montana physician suspended indefinitely

The medical license of a physician in Libby, Montana was suspended indefinitely after he was accused and found guilty of committing professional negligence, an article of The Western News reported on December 24.

The Montana Board of Medical Examiners ordered the immediate suspension of Doctor Clyde Knecht’s license on December 21 pending further investigation into the claims against him. Dr. Knecht is accused by a second medical professional, an addiction specialist, of over-prescribing narcotics. The board also discovered that Knecht negligently failing to properly document the medical histories of his patients and his procedures. Knecht may be ordered to pay hefty fines or have his license revoked if his case is taken to a hearing.

The lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin know how heavily medical providers rely on their professional reputations and licenses in order to practice medicine and provide for themselves and their families. Our legal team works with licensed professionals as they fight undue or exceedingly harsh disciplinary actions following alleged misconduct. If your license is being threatened, please call our offices at (512) 495-9995 to learn how we may be able to help you.


Doctor’s license suspended following criminal conviction

An internal medicine doctor in Livonia who was convicted of a crime is likely to have his medical license suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

According to reports, Dr. Keith Pierce was sentenced to five years probation in November after giving fraudulent information to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. During the probation Dr. Keith will have to pay around $395,000 worth of damages, undergo GPS monitoring program, and will no longer be able to participate in clinical trials.

The state’s licensing spokeswoman Jeannine Vogel said Dr. Pierce has 30 days to file an appeal to counter the suspension of his license.

Our legal team at the Leichter Law Firm fights for doctors in Austin who are facing the loss of their medical license. Find out how we may be able to defend your license today by calling 512-495-9995.


Foley physician’s license temporarily suspended

The license of a physician in Foley was temporarily suspended by the State of Alabama Medical Licensure Commission in connection with an arrest in Florida, according to a news report published on January 24.

The commission ordered Dr. Thomas Syverson to surrender his license due to being arrested in Florida last June 2012 for charges of DUI, illegal possession of controlled drugs and drug paraphernalia, and other charges. Though records of the doctor’s arrest were unavailable, a report by the commission found that the doctor was positive in two separate testing done to him.

Dr. Syverson is scheduled for a court hearing in Montgomery in April.

As a physician, having your license suspended can have substantial repercussions of your profession and livelihood. As such, when you are facing this situation in Austin, enlist the support of a skilled attorney at the Leichter Law Firm. Find out how our lawyers can help you defend your license and career by calling 512-495-9995.


West Island doctor suspended and fined for negligence

After being charged with medical negligence, Dr. Gilles Bourdon of the Southwest One Medical Clinic was suspended from practicing medicine for eight months. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $4,000.

He was suspended for a second time by the College of Physicians after reportedly recommending chemo and radiotherapy to a cancer patient who explicitly expressed preference for surgical tumor removal.

Patients’ rights advocate, Paul Brunet, mentioned that suspending a medical license indefinitely is incredibly difficult and the pursuit of indefinite suspension would certainly tarnish the doctor’s reputation to the point of ruining it.

Medical license suspension usually affects a doctor’s career negatively. If you are in need of defense from allegations of medical malpractice or negligence in the Austin area, contact the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 to find out how we can help you.


Stafford County doctor’s license suspended

The medical license of a doctor in Stafford County was suspended after she received 95 criminal charges, according to a report released on October 15.

According to the Board of Medicine in Virginia, the medical license of Doctor Nibedita Mohanty was suspended for three years. The 54-year-old doctor accepted the suspension but had denied any allegations of wrongdoing.

Last May, Dr. Mohanty was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter after the death of her patient two years ago. The patient died from an overdose on pills prescribed by Mohanty. She is also currently facing at least 72 counts of felony for illegal narcotics distribution and 22 counts of insurance fraud.

Having your license suspended due to criminal charges can be detrimental to your medical career. If you are facing such consequences in Austin, a lawyer from the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to help you defend your license. Please call (512) 495-9995 today to learn more about how we may be able to protect you and your reputation.


Michigan neurosurgeon accused of negligence

Dr. Aria Sabit, a Michigan neurosurgeon who practiced in California in 2009 and 2010, was accused of gross negligence, multiple negligent acts, and fraudulent activities in a public accusation posted on the Medical Board of California’s website.

Dr. Sabit was also accused of making false representations in five of his patients’ charts in Ventura, California. The administration of Detroit Medical Center is currently reviewing allegations against the neurosurgeon.

Being accused of negligence and fraud can ruin a medical professional’s career. If you or a loved is facing such accusations, you need an experienced physician license defense attorney on your side. Please call the Leichter Law Firm PC at (512) 495-9995 to speak with an Austin attorney today.


Pennsylvania doctor’s license suspended, office closed

A doctor’s license was temporarily suspended in Ford City after he was discovered ordering large amounts of prescription pain medication for his own consumption, according to a report published on September 23.

According to reports doctor Terence E. Moore’s office at 710 Fourth Ave. was ordered to be closed on Thursday, September 19 by the screening committee of the state medical board after he came under investigation. Moore was reportedly ordering large amounts of prescription drugs, like morphine sulfate, Ultram, Xanax, hydrocodone, and Oxycontin, for 18 months for his own use. Moore was also allegedly taking the drugs in front of students.

Dr. Moore has not been arrested and his legal counsel said probable cause was cited for the suspension of the license.

The legal team at Leichter Law Firm helps medical professionals in Texas are facing the possibility of losing their license. Find out how we can fight for your professional career by calling 512-495-9995 today.


Physician suspended for failing alcohol and drug tests

A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) temporarily suspended the license of a doctor after he failed alcohol and drug tests, a report said on July 18.

Dr. William Edward Brown’s medical license was suspended without notice on July 12 after he was referred to the Texas Physician Health Program for abusing drugs and alcohol. According to the disciplinary panel, Dr. Brown is still a threat to the public health, safet, and welfare, as TMB learned on June 27 that he did not submit to his medical tests initially and, when he did, tested positive for alcohol and prohibited substances.

Brown is suspended temporarily until after a hearing.

Having your medical license suspended can create repercussions for your career as a medical practitioner. If you are facing the suspension of your license in Austin, make sure to get the legal defense that you need by talking with the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995. We may be able to help you retain your license.


Odessa doctor sentenced for illegal sale of medication

A doctor was recently sentenced to seven years of imprisonment after pleading guilty to selling painkillers without examining patients.

Doctor Barrett Whitefield was sentenced on the morning of May 2 after pleading guilty to selling Hydrocodone to patients without cause. Doctor Whitefield, in addition to seven others, has been found guilty of selling meth and Hydrocodone painkillers throughout the Midland and Odessa area.

Doctor Whitefield apologized to his patients, saying he is extremely sorry for his actions, as according to him “things got out of control.” His medical license was suspended by the Texas Medical Board last year, but it is not indicated if the board will revoke it. Whitefield will be on probation for five years after serving jail time.

Facing a threat to your medical license can dramatically affect your future career endeavors. As such, do your utmost to protect your livelihood by speaking with the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm about how you can defend your license. Call 512-495-9995 today.