As you know, if you are a medical professional, you are held to a high standard, and rightfully so–in many cases, people’s lives are in your hands. For this very reason, medical professionals have to attend medical school for years, and they have to truly prove their abilities before receiving their license to practice medicine. That being said, there are times where doctors make mistakes, and there are other times where patients wrongly accuse doctors of making mistakes. Regardless of your circumstances, if you are accused of medical malpractice or misconduct, there is a very good chance that you will be investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). That being said, if an investigation by the OPMC is launched, there is a very good chance that the doctor under investigation will lose his or her medical license as a result. Fortunately, if you are found guilty of misconduct, you still have a right to appeal the decision. Please continue reading and speak with our NYC OPMC defense attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you appeal an OPMC decision.
What happens during an OPMC investigation?
When a medical professional comes under investigation by the OPMC, he or she will first receive a letter informing them that an investigation has been launched. From here, the medical professional will have to participate in one or more interviews. The OPMC may also interview co-workers, past employees, and other individuals associated with the doctor. Once interviews are done, the board will review the case and determine whether the medical professional is guilty. If they determine you are guilty, you may either face a letter of reprimend, a censure letter of reprimant, probation, or a revocation of your medical license.
How can I appeal an OPMC decision?
To start, appealing an OPMC decision is never easy, however, it can be done with the assistance of an experienced New York City OPMC defense attorney. First, we will file an appeal with the board. We will then receive the date of your appeal hearing. When we attend the hearing, your case will be reviewed and we will attempt to present new information proving that you are not guilty of what you are being accused of. After the hearing, the board will decide whether you are guilty within 45 days of the appeal filing. The director of the OPMC also has a right to appeal certain decisions. If you have any additional questions, give us a call today.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, they must retain strong legal representation. 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.