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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.

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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.

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Illinois doctor has license suspended due to sex charges

An Illinois doctor is facing another license suspension after he was charged again of sexually assaulting his patients, a report from the Chicago Tribune stated on Monday, October 7.

Reports said a license suspension for White County Doctor Jogendra S. Chhabra had been recently lifted when state regulators filed another suspension on charges that the doctor hugged, kissed, and inappropriately touched his female patients. Dr. Chhabra will allegedly pose a threat to the public if he is allowed to continue his practice, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said.

Legal counsel for Chhabra said the allegations against his client were untrue and the recent suspension “is simply retribution” for the lawsuit.

Facing suspension of a medical license due to sexual charges can drastically affect any medical professional’s career. If you are facing the suspension of your license in Ausitn, enlist the help of a lawyer from the Leichter Law Firm. Find out how we can help you defend your career by calling 512-495-9995 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.

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Patients’ deaths lead to doctor’s suspension

A doctor in Plano was temporarily suspended by the Texas Medical Board after two of his patients died, a report stated on July 22.

According to the board, Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon, made significant violations in the standard of care while treating his patients. The board found that one patient of Dr. Duntsch died after an artery was injured during an unnecessary surgery, while another patient died of abdominal hemorrhage under Dr. Duntsch’s treatment. The neurosurgeon was also found to have put the patients at risk by failing to follow preoperative planning standard, among other regulations, potentially leading to the death of the two patients.

Facing the suspension of your license to practice medicine as a medical practitioner can be extremely stressful. At the Leichter Law Firm, our lawyers help medical professionals in Austin facing this situation to defend their license. Call 512-495-9995 today to discuss your situation with us.


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.