Can a Physician’s Assistant be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is the most serious charge that can be brought upon anyone in the medical profession. This is why those being accused of malpractice will generally hire a knowledgeable attorney who knows how to defend medical professionals from untrue accusations. If you are a physician’s assistant and are being charged with medical malpractice, here […]

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What to do if you are a Psychologist Being Accused of Medical Malpractice

When people see a psychologist, it means they need somebody to talk to–somebody they can trust. As a psychologist, it is your duty to ensure you do all you can to help patients get to a place mentally where they no longer need your assistance to be a happy, productive member of society. Fortunately, most […]

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Can a Dentist be Charged With Medical Malpractice?

Dentists are trusted medical professionals, and when we visit them, we expect they will hold our dental health to the same standard as they would if they were treating a family member, or were themselves being treated. Fortunately, this is generally the case, and dentists are responsible for keeping patients healthy and their smiles clean […]

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Can a Physical Therapist be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

If you are a physical therapist, your clients trust you understand they are already severely injured, and will, therefore, take all the necessary precautions to ensure you do not hurt them further. If you are now facing a claim of medical malpractice, time is of the essence. Here are some of the questions you may […]

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What to do if you are a Pharmacist Being Charged With Medical Malpractice

Pharmacists make a living handling patient’s prescriptions. If you are a pharmacist, it is your job to ensure all medicine is being administered safely and appropriately. This is not an easy practice, and if you are facing a wrongful or unwarranted medical malpractice claim, it can put your life in shambles. If you are under […]

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Can a Nurse be Charged With Medical Malpractice?

Nurses are a necessary component of our healthcare system as a whole. They go through years of medical training, learning the most effective, practical, and sensitive means to treat their patients. While they generally operate under the discretion of a doctor, nurses sometimes deviate from the standard method of care. If someone is injured as […]

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What is Medical Malpractice?

As a medical professional, the last thing you want is to face a medical malpractice claim. Doctors are trustworthy figures, so when they break that trust, it’s a big deal. Whether you made a simple mistake, or you are wrongly accused, your specific case may not qualify for malpractice. However, you must hire an experienced […]

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What Happens if I am an Uninsured Physician and am Under Investigation?

If you are a physician who did not buy the “tail” of your Claims Made Medical Malpractice Insurance Policy, you may be panicking if you have received a letter stating that you are under investigation. Physicians deserve the freedom and respect to do their jobs to the utmost of their ability, so if you are […]

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What is HIPAA law?

If you are a medical professional, people trust that you will do your best to treat their illnesses and take proper care. They tell you about personal issues that they would not necessarily tell anyone else. This is very sensitive information, and thanks to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you are required […]

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Defenses Against Medical Malpractice Claims

If you are a medical professional facing accusations of medical malpractice, you probably understand the severity of your situation. When your career is at stake, it is important you hire an experienced attorney who will fight tooth-and-nail for your livelihood. We know the potentially detrimental effect an accusation of medical malpractice may have on your […]

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What Does the OPMC Do?

Medical professionals are generally trusted individuals within their field. They go through extensive training to be able to do their job. However, throughout their career, they are subject to make mistakes. Depending on the severity of the mistake, it has the potential to affect their career. It a medical professional violates their moral code, a […]

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Restoring a Medical License in New York

A medical professional is allowed a license to practice medicine ethically and to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are times in which professionals fail to do so. When a medical professional acts unethically or is negligent in practicing medicine, they can have their license revoked. This can be a frightening time, as they […]

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Appealing an OPMC Decision in New York

Medical professionals have an important obligation to provide the best care possible for many people. However, they are only human and are subject to human error. When a medical professional acts negligently or makes a mistake on the job, they may be investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) for violating that standard […]

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Physician Audits in New York

Medical professionals work hard to ensure patients are treated properly. Because of this, they are compensated in return for their work. When patients are billed, it is required to be the proper amount for the care they received. However, sometimes bills are out of the ordinary. If a physician overcharges a patient, they may be […]

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Defending Uninsured Physicians in New York

Medical professionals are required by law to practice medicine to the best of their ability and provide a certain standard of care for their patients. In the event that this does not happen and a physician participates in misconduct, they may be held liable for their actions. This can be done through a complaint to […]

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What is the Difference Between OPMC Complaints and Civil Complaints?

Medical professionals are very trusted individuals within their field. Not only are they trusted by patients, but their peers and superiors as well. However, these professionals are humans, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, they are subject to making mistakes. Sometimes, doctors and physicians can be accused of medical malpractice. This is a […]

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What is HIPAA?

There are patients treated by medical professionals every single day. These professionals are trusted with very private information about their patients. When healthcare professionals are allowed access to this information, they are obligated to keep it private and not reveal it to anyone else. This law was enacted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Healthcare professionals are required to take care of their patients with a certain standard of care. This standard of care that must be lived up to is based upon the standard practice of their peers and their institution. Patients trust in their physicians to put in their best efforts to ensure they receive good healthcare. […]

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What is the OPMC?

Medical professionals are trained for a long time to be able to practice their profession. Usually, they are well trusted by the medical community and their patients. However, they are humans just like anyone else and are susceptible to making poor decisions. These decisions sometimes have the possibility to affect their career. When this happens, […]

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Medical License Defense in New York

There are many reasons a medical professional may lose their license to practice. Some issues may include substance abuse, malpractice, sexual misconduct, billing fraud, felony convictions, and more. When a license is revoked, there is a procedure set in place for a physician to attempt to have it reinstated. It is important that a physician […]

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Defending Health Care Professionals in New York

Medical professionals are very intelligent people with whom patients put a great amount of trust in. However, these professionals are susceptible to making mistakes just like any other person. While some mistakes result in lower level consequences, others have the potential to end careers and seriously affect lives. Healthcare professionals may face investigations to determine […]

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When you renew your hospital privileges, be certain to read the questions carefully. A mistake might be viewed as a lie.

When the Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) sends a physician a letter about an issue, that letter usually states that the medical practice of the physician is being “investigated”.  That word, “investigated”, is extremely significant because it can lead to some very unpleasant consequences. The problem starts when the physician is […]

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Can billing fraud affect a doctor?

When patients are charged with medical bills, they usually can expect a certain price. Sometimes they may see that their prices are higher than normal. A third party may also notice this as well. Some doctors can be audited for billing fraud. This can cause them to get into some trouble. If they are found […]

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