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Possible situations that may lead to professional license revocation

Professionals such as physicians, teachers, attorneys and nurses obtain their professional licenses after several years of study and hard work. However, there are some situations that could result in the possible revocation of such licenses, which prevents license holders from earning a sustainable income.

  • Committing any malpractice while working in the profession.
  • Getting involved in fraudulent activities
  • Getting convicted of any crime.

Any of these situations can be considered a violation of the ethical rules and laws that are set for professionals. Mistakes can put their career at risk if their license is threatened with suspension or revocation. Those who have their license revoked often find themselves struggling to provide for the financial needs of their family.

Professionals, however, should know that there are some legal means available to protect their livelihood if they think their license is being threatened with revocation. Find out how the license defense attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin can help defend your license by calling (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Pediatrician faces suspension after unsanitary office conditions

After an investigation revealed unsanitary conditions in his office, a pediatrician in New Jersey was suspended.

Reports show that the doctor, Dr. Emmanuel J. Francois, was so disorganized that vials containing blood samples were improperly labeled and a stool sample was stored inside of a fridge. Investigators also found out that Francois used neither protective gloves nor hand sanitizer while taking care of his patients, who ranged in age from infancy to 18. According to the Attorney General’s Office, children’s safety was compromised under Francois’ unsanitary practices. Francois, who is currently placed in temporary suspension, is expected to appear in a court hearing.

The suspension of a medical license can have devastating consequences. If your license is being unfairly threatened, enlisting a skilled attorney is important to your defense. Speak with license defense lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm, PC today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Spanish teacher in Webster Groves suspended after criminal charges

A teacher at a middle school in Webster Groves was indefinitely suspended after police suspected he was encouraging prostitution on the side, an article of komov.com reported on August 11.

Reports said the school district decided to indefinitely suspend Hixson Middle School teacher Robert Wilson after he was charged with facilitating prostitution activity in January. The woman Wilson allegedly assisted was identified as Stephanie Emery. Wilson provided Emery with security in exchange for a cut of the money coming from her work. He also helped her look for new clients through advertisements. Wilson, who was a Spanish language teacher at Hixson for 17 years, was replaced by a new teacher recently hired by the district.

Unfortunately, financial problems often follow when a teacher’s license is suspended. The punishment is usually much worst if the suspension is indefinite. However, if you think that your teacher’s license is being threatened with suspension, seeking legal help is critical for you to possibly prevent it from happening. Call an Austin license defense attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Minnesota lawyer’s license suspended over stabbing incident

A Minnesota attorney who handles personal injury cases had his professional license suspended after he was involved in a stabbing incident at a hotel bar, an article of Star Tribune reported on July 28.

According to reports, a suspension order was imposed on 42-year-old Michael Riehm’s attorney license after he stabbed a man in 2014 at Manny’s bar. The victim, identified as Daniel Kerkinni, sustained a stab wound and punctured lung after he made an offensive joke about the attorney’s spouse. The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility prevented Riehm from appealing the suspension for five years. Riehm was also ordered to settle $200,000 worth of damage to Kerkinni.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many legal professionals in Austin struggle with a serious financial and emotional loss after having their license suspended. However, if you are threatened with suspension, we may be able to help you prevent it. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Suspended Memphis dentist known for attaching “grills”

Updates are in about the Memphis dentist whose professional license was suspended following allegations that he risked the lives of his patients due to poor sanitary practices at his clinic, an article of News Channel 3 reported on July 26.

Reports revealed that Alfred Brown’s dental license was suspended due to possibilities that his patients might contract HIV or hepatitis after investigators found that his clinic was poorly kept. Brown, who was known for installing gold tooth accessories called “grills,” was also alleged of recycling dental crowns on his patients. Brown’s clinic on Lamar Avenue is now closed for further investigations.

Many dental practitioners are left struggling to support their family when their professional licenses are suspended. If you are in the difficult situation that your license is being threatened with suspension, working with a qualified license defense attorney is a viable option. Call an attorney of the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your options.


4 Colorado doctors’ licenses suspended for marijuana approvals

At least four doctors’ licenses in Colorado were suspended by the state’s Medical Board after they allegedly authorized patients to grow marijuana plants in excess of the legal limit, an article of The Gazette reported on July 19.

According to reports, the licenses of doctors William Tyler Stone, Gentry Dunlop, Deborah Parr, and Robert Maiocco were suspended after they authorized an estimated 1,600 people to plant over 75 marijuana plants each. Patients in Colorado who have medical conditions such as cancer, seizures, glaucoma, severe pain, or severe nausea can get a doctor’s authorization to plant more than six marijuana plants. Doctor Stone reportedly gave authorization to 400 people to plant over 75 marijuana plants. The Medical Board said that is already considered unacceptable by medical standards to allow people to grow excessive numbers of marijuana plants. Dr. Stone, however, claims he will appeal the suspension.

Doctors, unfortunately, suffer a great loss when their professional licenses are suspended. If you think that your doctor’s license is being threatened in Austin, the attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to defend it. Learn more about your options today by calling (512) 495-9995 to find out how we can work on your behalf.


Dentist’s license suspended in Memphis over unsanitary practices

The State of Tennessee Department of Health recently suspended the professional license of a dentist in Memphis, an article of Fox 13 reported on July 7. The dentist was also ordered to close his office after complaints of unsanitary conditions were filed against him.

The Department of Health began investigating Alfred Brown after receiving a complaint about the unsanitary practices he used at his office on the 2600 block of Lamar Avenue. The board discovered that Brown did not consistently change gloves between patients and that he recycled dental crowns between patients. On May 26, health investigators made a surprise visit to Brown’s clinic to confirm that his clinic was indeed severely unsanitary. The dentist refused to provide further information to investigators. Brown had his license suspended due to other violations in the 1990’s as well.

Having your dental license suspended is frustrating, especially if your income supports a family who is depending on you. If your professional license is at risk of getting suspended in Austin, an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to work for you. Find out how we can prevent your license from suspension by calling (512) 495-9995.


NJ teacher accused of child abuse

A preschool teacher in Wayne, New Jersey was recently suspended for punishing students by locking them in a bathroom, an article of CBS New York reported on June 28.

Reports claim that at least two Packanack Elementary School preschool students were locked inside the bathroom by their teacher as a disciplinary measure. The children were only 3 or 4 years old. The preschool teacher, whose name was withheld, stopped attending the classroom on June 8. Parents and students were told the teacher was sick, but parents later learned the teacher was suspended while being investigated by state authorities. Parents were appalled that it took so long before the incident was discovered. Packanack principal Roger Rogalin did not issue a statement regarding the matter.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand that many teachers in Austin must deal with financial loss as a result of professional license suspension. However, if your license is facing suspension, our license defense attorneys may be able to help you prevent it. Call us today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your legal options.


Paterson doctor’s license suspended over sexual abuse charges

A doctor in Paterson, New Jersey recently had his professional license suspended after he was charged with sexually assaulting female patients and office staffers over the past three years, an article of nj.com reported on June 13.

Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy said Dr. Alex Sarkodie’s “sexually abusive” actions started in May 2013 and lasted until March of this year. New Jersey authorities claim Sarkodie sexually assaulted female patients during medical exams. In one incident, Sarkodie allegedly fondled and licked the breast of his patient. Though Sarkodie agreed to have his professional license suspended, his legal counsel told reports that his client denied the allegations. Sarkodie is expected to contest the sexual misconduct charges filed against him.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC know that many doctors struggle to provide for their families after facing a professional license suspension. If you think that you are liable to be suspended from practicing your profession, we may be able to offer you legal defense. Call us today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more about your options and discuss your situation.


Registered nurse in Indiana suspended due to illegal drug use

A registered nurse in Rushville, Indiana recently faced a license suspension following allegations that she was using methamphetamine, an article of The Star Press reported on June 7.

The Indiana State Board of Nursing stated that former Reid Health nurse Kasey Barnard tested positive for amphetamines and meth. Barnard reportedly confessed to buying and using the illegal drugs. The nursing board unanimously voted to suspend Barnard after she was considered to be a public threat. Reports revealed that approximately 13,000 Indiana nurses are dealing with substance addiction.

Having a professional license suspended as a nurse is often a stressful situation, as you have to handle the income lost that would otherwise support your family. If your nursing license is being threatened with suspension in Austin, an attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to represent you. Find out how we may defend your license by calling (512) 495-9995.