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Avoiding Social Media During Your OPMC Investigation in New York

Being under investigation by the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) or Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) can be a painful and alienating experience. Like people all over the world and in every possible occupation, you may be drawn to social media. However, you place yourself, your medical career […]

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Dentist Medical Malpractice in New York | What You Should Know

The public might not realize, or appreciate it, but the work performed by dentists is every bit as important as brain surgery, heart bypasses and other serious medical procedures. Without regular visits to the dentist and adherence to proper oral health regimens, individuals might find it difficult or even impossible to eat, talk or work. […]

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What To Do If You’re Accused of Medical Malpractice in New York

If you face accusations of medical malpractice in New York, please read on, then contact an experienced OPMC/OPD misconduct defense attorney to learn what you should do. You have been accused of medical malpractice in New York – now what? As you may know, accusations of medical malpractice can be detrimental to your reputation and […]

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Avoiding a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York | What To Know

Thousands of the most passionate and dedicated medical professionals in the world call New York City home. Many of these professionals chose this field in order to help others. Unfortunately, medical professionals can face charges of medical malpractice if they are not careful, potentially risking their careers. But there are actions you can take to […]

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Defending An Uninsured New York Psychologist From Medical Malpractice

Working in the health care field can be a thankless job. Patients generally do not come to you when they are feeling their best. However, you take pride in your work. If you face charges of medical malpractice and do not have insurance, please read on, then contact one of our experienced New York City […]

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Defending Physicians From a Billing Audit in New York

If you face accusations of billing fraud, please read on, then contact an experienced New York billing fraud attorney to learn more about defending physicians from a billing audit in New York. What happens in a New York billing audit? Physician billing is one of the most common targets of auditing companies, who seek to […]

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What are the Consequences When a Mental Health Provider Takes Advantage of a Patient in a Sexual Manner?

Mental health providers in New York State have an absolute duty to avoid any type of sexual advances or experiences with their patients. The word “providers” includes psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. When there is sexual contact, it is usually begun with subtle grooming of the patient by the provider. Words with double meanings are […]

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AN INTERESTING INSIGHT INTO CONSENT AGREEMENTS WRITTEN BY OPMC–WATCH OUT WHAT YOU AGREE TO

When a physician does not practice medicine in New York, but still has an inactive New York license, is disciplined by another state or pleads guilty to a crime, in another state, New York retains the ability to publicly discipline the physician. This is so because, in my view, New York wants to increase its […]

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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 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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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 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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