Being accused of sexual misconduct may result in a medical professional facing a wide array of serious consequences if they are found to be guilty. Being convicted of sexual misconduct or inappropriate sexual contact with a patient could risk their medical license being revoked as well as criminal prosecution if a civil lawsuit is opened. This may even result in incarceration.
If you have been accused of misconduct, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced medical misconduct defense attorney who will work to disprove these allegations to retain your medical career and livelihood.
I have been charged with sexual misconduct as a medical professional, what now?
If you have been charged with sexual misconduct as a medical professional, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced medical misconduct attorney who will help you to visualize your options moving forward. Pleading guilty to these charges will result in you no longer having a viable offense and will likely result in the loss of your medical license. You will also likely be charged with a misdemeanor or felony and will face overwhelming legal fees if a civil suit follows your plea. To prevent this from occurring, our experienced attorney will take all of the precautions to move forward to work to avoid these daunting repercussions.
How can I know if a patient has reported me for sexual misconduct?
The first step to expect if a patient has reported you of sexual misconduct is that you will receive a phone call from the patient where they will refer to the sexual event and state how it was wrong. At this point, you should not acknowledge that the event took place. These calls are typically taped by the District Attorney’s office. Confessing to being involved in this event will likely result in you being indicted for assault. You may have to plead guilty simply to stay out of jail in this instance. If the OPMC is notified of this incident, you may be sued for damages and your medical license may be revoked immediately.
If you have been accused of sexual misconduct as a medical professional and your career and livelihood are at risk, our firm is here to walk you through the steps ahead. You do not need to proceed with this legal process alone. Contact our firm today to discuss your circumstances and to learn how we can assist you.
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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.