Texas Peer Review Defense Lawyers

Hospital peer reviews can doubly affect the licensing privileges of a medical professional. First, a hospital peer review could result in disciplinary action against a doctor at his or her place of work. Secondly, when a hospital conducts an investigative review of a physician on its staff, the committee must report any negative findings to the Texas Medical Board. A negative review could prompt the licensing board to open its own investigation, which could have consequences that affect the physician’s licensure.

If you are facing a hospital peer review, our Texas peer review defense lawyers are prepared to represent your case. To learn more about how our experienced legal team can assist you with all aspects of your peer review and license defense, contact the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995.

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

Each hospital has a set of by-laws that detail the standards and procedures to be followed at that hospital. In addition, the by-laws list any grounds for discipline that could lead to a physician’s practicing privileges being suspended or revoked. In addition to these procedural rules, there may be many complex laws involved in a peer review case that require the knowledge and experience of a medical license attorney.

Our Texas peer review defense lawyers understand the complicated nature of hospital peer reviews and we are prepared to represent your case from start to finish. We have experience assisting hundreds of physicians with peer review cases that involve a combination of health law, administrative law, criminal law, and /or hospital by-laws. A successful defense in a hospital peer review case can stop further inquiry by the hospital as well as halt an investigation by the Texas Medical Board, thereby protecting you and your practice from disciplinary action and possible sanctions.

The Importance of Having Legal Representation during the Review Process

If you are a licensed professional and you are going through the review process that could potentially end in the revocation of your license and your inability to practice your chosen profession, you may be wondering if you need to engage the services of an attorney. At the Leichter Law Firm, we understand the confusion and frustration you may be feeling, and we may be able to help you. To discuss your case with one of our experienced Texas professional license lawyers, please contact us today by calling 512-495-9995.

How Representation Can Help

Typically, most license-holding professionals charged with some form of misconduct will face a board review. While many professionals facing a board review believe that they can effectively represent themselves and answer the charges they face, an experienced attorney may be able to more effectively represent your needs and take advantage of the nuances of the law.

Even informal settlement conferences can be difficult for inexperienced professionals, and can result in unacceptable disciplinary actions. Potential punishments may include:

  • Public reprimands
  • License restriction
  • License revocation
  • Fines

An experienced Texas professional license defense attorney may be able to help you secure a decreased punishment, or even overcome the allegations entirely.

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.

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With so much on the line, don’t enter into a hospital peer review without the backing of an experienced Texas peer review defense attorney. To speak with one of our lawyers about your case and how we can help you with all aspects of your license defense, don’t hesitate to contact the Texas Peer Review Defense Lawyers at Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.

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