There are so many different reasons that a medical professional may be investigated by the Office of Medical Professional Conduct in New York State. Many people have a tendency to believe that they are only investigated for instances of fraud, drug or alcohol abuse, or medical malpractice. However, there are a number of other reasons that victims of medical misconduct may not even realize are legitimate enough to file a complaint about.
For example, if a physician guarantees a cure to a terminally ill patient that they know has no chance of survival, they can be charged with misconduct. If a physician refuses to treat a patient because of their race, nationality, religion, or color, they can be charged as well. If a doctor participates in sexual misconduct with a patient, it may be considered immoral and result in a license suspension or revocation. These situations may be simply deemed immoral but are still grounds enough to charge a physician for misconduct and lead to them losing their medical license.
Some people wonder whether a medical professional who is simply being rude or doesn’t have kind enough bedside manner is considered immoral. Although you can file a complaint, it is likely not enough to result in a suspension or revocation of a license. If you have questions about a complaint against a medical professional with the OPMC, contact an experienced medical defense attorney today who can provide you with assistance.
If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.