When can I have my medical license restored?

It is possible for medical professionals to lose their medical licenses due to being convicted of medical malpractice or misconduct. If you have had your medical license revoked, you might be curious about the timeline ahead and when you may be able to apply for the restoration of your license. Continue reading to discover the […]

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I’m a Physician’s Assistant Being Charged With Malpractice | What Do I Do?

As a physician’s assistant, you know how much work it took to get where you are today. Unfortunately, years of medical school and real-world experience in the field can all be in vain when a claim of malpractice or misconduct is brought against you, as your future practicing medicine may be on the line. Whether […]

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What Should I Do if I am a Pharmacist Being Accused of Malpractice?

As you know, after seeing a doctor, the doctor will then fill out a prescription and send it over to a pharmacy for the patient to pick it up. Of course, the pharmacist is not the one who diagnoses the patient, but the pharmacist still has a wide array of responsibilities towards the patient, as […]

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What Are the Best Defenses Against Medical Malpractice Claims?

As a medical professional, you most likely dedicate your entire life to helping those who need it most. Unfortunately, everyone makes mistakes, and at times, patients can wrongfully accuse doctors of committing an act of medical malpractice when the expected results are not achieved. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City medical […]

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What is Medical Malpractice Insurance | What All Physicians Should Know

As you know, everybody makes mistakes. Unfortunately, when a medical professional makes a mistake, the ramifications he or she may face as a result are far greater than individuals in other professions who’ve made mistakes. To start, a mistake often results in serious harm done to a patient, which no doctor wants to see. However, […]

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What Should a Doctor in NYC Who’s Received a Complaint Do?

If you are a doctor here in New York City, there is a very good chance that you depend on your reputation. As a doctor, it is your objective to provide your patients with the best possible medical care, and as long as you do, in most cases, you will develop a stellar reputation as […]

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What You Need to Know About Appealing OPMC Decisions

If you are a medical professional in New York State, you most likely understand the fact that you are held to a very high standard. When a medical professional is accused of breaching his or her duty of care towards his or her patients, the ramifications that doctor may face can be serious. In fact, […]

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What to Look for in an NYC Medical Defense Attorney

As a medical professional, if you face allegations of misconduct or malpractice, there is a very good chance that your career is on the line. This is why you must hire an experienced New York City medical defense attorney who is qualified to fight for your right to practice. Before hiring an attorney to represent […]

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What Happens When a Physician is Found Guilty of Violating HIPAA?

As you know, if you are a medical professional, you are responsible for treating your patients to the best of your ability, and you are also responsible for ensuring a level of confidentiality. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, took effect in 1996, and it prohibits all medical professionals from disclosing […]

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How to Help Ensure You Never Face a Medical Malpractice Claim

When someone hires a medical professional to assist them regarding a health concern, they expect that medical professional to give it their best shot and to treat them as if they were treating themselves. New York City is home to some of the most talented and dedicated medical professionals in the world, however, even they […]

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I Am a Pharmacist Who’s Been Charged With Malpractice. What Do I Do?

Pharmacists have a huge responsibility. When a doctor fills out someone’s prescription, pharmacists are in charge of ensuring these prescriptions are distributed properly. That being said, though you may not think it, pharmacists have a great deal of responsibility, as any mistake could result in a detrimental outcome for a patient. For example, if a […]

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What NYC Nurses Facing Accusations of Medical Misconduct Must Know

If you are a nurse in New York State, it most likely means that you are a highly-qualified, educated, and experienced medical professional. Nurses hold the responsibility of working closely with physicians with the best interests of their patients in mind. Unfortunately, in certain cases, where treatments do not go as planned, or when certain […]

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IF YOU ARE A PHYSICIAN WHO IS SIGNING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH A HOSPITAL OR OTHER MEDICAL FACILITY, MAKE SURE YOU READ THE FINE PRINT

When a physician is going about looking to move to a new hospital or other medical organization, there is a period of good feeling when the doctor knows that he/she is wanted by the facility. This usually occurs during a series of meetings with people at the facility and everyone is polite, charming and, all […]

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What to do if You Are a Nurse Being Accused of Medical Misconduct

Nurses are trusted to work carefully alongside physicians to ensure the health of their patients. Fortunately, our nation has some of the most dedicated, intelligent nurses in the world. However, if you are a nurse who is facing a medical misconduct or malpractice complaint, you must continue reading to learn more about how our firm […]

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How to Defend Yourself Against a Medical Malpractice Claim

If you are a physician and are being charged with medical malpractice, you most likely know that a guilty conviction could cost you millions and terminate your right to practice medicine. This is why it is so important you hire an experienced medical defense attorney who has what it takes to fight a medical malpractice […]

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What You Need to Know About HIPAA

As a physician, you come in contact with a very large amount of sensitive and private information on a daily basis. To protect this information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires all physicians to keep patient information confidential without specific patient permission to disclose health records or medical conditions with additional parties. If […]

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What to do if You Are a Physician Being Sued For Medical Malpractice

As a physician, it is your job to look after your patients’ best interests at all times. Your patients’ health and safety is your number one concern, so when a patient is harmed under your care, they very often feel betrayed and will, therefore, file a medical malpractice claim against you. However, you can fight […]

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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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Why is it important to update my physician profile?

In New York State’s Public Health law, physicians are required to have a profile that provides the general public and current/future patients with information regarding their history as a practicing physician. Section 2995-a of the Public Health Law requires that any physician updates their profile at least six months before their registration period expires. If […]

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What Happens When a Doctor is Physically Unable to Practice Medicine in New York?

When a doctor is physically incapable of practicing medicine, he can lose his license temporarily. I’ve had cases where the doctor lost his license in a state because he really was sick. He was sick for a long period of time and sick in such a way that he really was not capable of treating […]

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What Kinds of Sanctions can the OPMC Hearing Committee Hand Down?

The sanctions range in severity including administrative warnings, censure, reprimand, suspension of license,probation, retraining or even revocation of the license. Please note that all of the above sanctions with the exception of an administrative warning will be posted under your name on the Department’s website. This is public information and, obviously, this posting might serious […]

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