Peer Review Actions
The findings of a hospital peer review have the potential to negatively affect a medical professional’s licensure and practice. Peer reviews are conducted by other hospital staff to investigate a physician’s behavior and practice methods. If the investigation yields negative results, the hospital must report these findings to the Texas Medical Board (TMB), which may then initiate its own investigation. Clearly it is in a physician’s best interest to receive a positive peer review and immediately contest any potentially detrimental findings.
Defending Against a Peer Review
All medical staff members are required to follow the by-laws of the hospital at which they work. These rules vary slightly from hospital to hospital, but typically include the definition of a certain standard of care, behavioral requirements, and conditions of malpractice. If a peer review finds that a health practitioner has committed a violation of the by-laws, he or she may be subjected to disciplinary action and reported to the TMB. The complex procedures and laws involved in a license investigation require a well-prepared defense to minimize the chance of disciplinary action.
How We Can Help
At the Leichter Law Firm, we understand the serious consequences that a hospital peer review can have on your professional licensure and practice. We have represented hundreds of medical professionals in peer review defense cases to uphold their licensing privileges. Whether your case involves health law, criminal law, administrative law, and / or hospital by-laws, our experienced legal team may be able to help you. A successful peer review defense can not only stop any disciplinary action against you, but can also halt any further investigation by the hospital or TMB.
When your license and livelihood are at stake, don’t enter into a hospital peer review without the representation of an experienced, knowledgeable Texas peer review defense attorney. Contact the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995 for a confidential case evaluation.