What Does a Physician Malpractice Defense Attorney Do?

To learn what a physician malpractice defense attorney does, continue reading and reach out to our firm. What does a physician malpractice defense attorney do? If you have received a letter from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) stating allegations of misconduct, you will want to turn to a physician malpractice defense attorney. The […]

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How Can I Defend Myself Against a Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you have been accused of medical malpractice as a medical professional, you may be wondering what options you and your attorney may have for defense. Our experienced medical malpractice defense firm understands the weight that these accusations may have on a medical professional’s livelihood. We will work to fight these charges by exploring many […]

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Can I Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice as a Pharmacist?

Pharmacists can be held liable for medical malpractice if they act negligently in their practice. A pharmacist has a wide array of responsibilities to their patients and any type of negligence when handling medication can result in serious harm. If you are a pharmacist who is facing an allegation of malpractice, it is important to […]

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What to Know About Billing Audits

If you are being accused of overbilling your patients, it is important to reach out to an experienced New York medical defense attorney who will walk you through the steps ahead. Continue reading to learn what to know about billing audits. What do I need to know about billing audits? The Health Maintenance Organization or […]

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What Happens at an OPMC Hearing?

If you have received a complaint letter from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct as a medical professional in New York City, it is important that you reach out to an experienced New York OPMC defense attorney who will prepare you for an OPMC hearing. Gaining legal guidance during this period is essential. Being accused […]

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Disciplined by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct? Learn What Information Is Publicly Available

If you have been disciplined by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, you may be wondering what information about this discipline will be made public. Continue reading to discover the answer to this question and more. If you have been disciplined by the OPMC, it is best that you retain the services of an experienced […]

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OPMC Complaint & Civil Complaint, What is the Difference?

If you are facing a complaint as a medical professional, you will require the assistance of a medical defense attorney. Receiving medical malpractice allegations can risk your career. Our New York medical defense attorney will work to defend the future of your career. Continue reading to discover the difference between an OPMC complaint and a […]

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Uninsured Physician Facing an OPMC Investigation? What to Do Next

Medical professionals will receive a letter from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) that will state their plan to investigate their behavior regarding accusations. Receiving a notice from the OPMC regarding your investigation can be extremely worrying and stressful. You might be wondering what happens next and if your career is on the line. […]

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Can I Appeal an OPMC Decision in New York?

Medical professionals are held to a high standard as they care for their patients. However, it is important to understand that they are still human and can make mistakes. When a medical professional acts negligently, they may be investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) for misconduct. The OPMC oversees physicians, nurses, and […]

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What are the Consequences of a Physician Violating HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, was created in 1996 to prohibit medical professionals from disclosing patient information. Medical professionals are responsible for ensuring a level of confidentiality. This is why HIPAA violations are not taken lightly. Continue reading to discover the details of HIPAA, what is considered a HIPAA […]

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Can I Lose My Medical Career Due to Alcoholism?

Medical professionals are just like anyone else and may face hardship in their lives. This may include alcoholism. In this case, they may be concerned about the ability to maintain their medical career while battling their addiction. It is important that medical professionals who have an addiction problem do not allow it to impact their […]

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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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What Should I Know About the OPMC?

There are strict standards all physicians must meet throughout their practice. These requirements have no room for mistakes that may harm a patient. Any mistakes made due to negligence during a physician’s practice will lead to serious consequences. When doctors are charged with medical misconduct, an investigation will begin by the Office of Professional Medical […]

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What to Know About Psychologists Facing an OPMC Investigation

Psychologists play a critical role in our society by working to improve the mental health of their clients. Unfortunately, there are instances where psychologists might not choose the best option for treatment during their practice. This could lead to an investigation being opened by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. It is also possible for […]

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What to Know About Being Charged with Malpractice as a Physical Therapist

If you are facing a medical malpractice claim, it is important to understand the details of a claim as heavy as this. Continue reading to understand how a physical therapist can act negligently, what the most common injuries sustained due to physical therapy malpractice are, and what the legal process for a malpractice claim might […]

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What to Know About Being Charged with Malpractice as a Dentist

Dentists are trusted by their patients. In some circumstances in which dentists act negligently, they may harm their patients. If a patient is injured as a direct result of a dentist’s negligence, they may pursue legal action to hold them liable and to ensure this does not happen to future patients of this dentist. Being […]

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What Should I Do if I am a Physician’s Assistant Being Charged With Medical Malpractice?

If you have been charged with malpractice as a physician’s assistant, your professional career may be at stake. Many medical professionals are wrongly charged with malpractice at an alarming rate. Read more to learn about how our firm can help you fight these charges after being wrongly charged with medical malpractice.  What constitutes an act […]

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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 Should a Nurse Facing Malpractice or Misconduct Allegations Do?

New York State is home to countless talented and dedicated nurses. As you know, becoming a nurse isn’t easy; it requires years of schooling, training, and hard work. For this very reason, we as New Yorkers are extremely fortunate to have some of the most talented nurses in the country working right here in our […]

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What is the Difference Between an OPMC Complaint & a Civil Complaint?

If you are a medical professional, the last thing you’d ever want is to receive a complaint, either a civil complaint or one from the OPMC. That being said, everyone makes mistakes, and if you are someone who recently received a complaint from the OMPC or a civil complaint, meaning from a patient or another […]

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Can I Get My Medical License Restored in New York City?

If you are a medical professional, there is a very good chance that there are few things more important to you than helping people in their time of need. Unfortunately, there are times where even the best medical professionals make mistakes, and when this happens, there is a strong chance that they will lose their […]

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What to Know About Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Medical Professionals

As you know, whenever anyone is accused of sexual misconduct, they can bet that they will face a wide array of very serious consequences if they are found guilty of such misconduct. That being said, this is all the more true for medical professionals, for if they are convicted of sexual misconduct or inappropriate sexual […]

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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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What Happens if I Am Accused of Billing Fraud as a Doctor?

Doctors have a lot on their plates. Rather obviously, their primary concern is the well-being of their patients. Fortunately, most doctors in New York City and throughout the country are dedicated to ensuring their patients are provided with only the best care possible. However, once a doctor is done treating a patient, his job is […]

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What Happens if I am a Physician Accused of Insurance Fraud?

As you know, if you are a medical professional, you most likely went through years of schooling, training, and perhaps you’ve even practiced medicine as a physician for decades now. Here at Walker Medical Law, we understand all medical professionals have to go through to obtain their medical license and build their practice, which is […]

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