What Happens If I Am Accused of Insurance Fraud as a Physician?

When an HMO accuses a physician of insurance fraud for overcharging for their services, the physician can be reported to the Department of Health with fraudulent billing charges. It is also possible for an OPMC investigation to be prompted by these accusations. It is common for a physician accused of insurance fraud to negotiate a settlement […]

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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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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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How Long Will I Have to Wait to Have My Medical License Restored?

Medical doctors go through years of education and training before they are allowed to practice medicine with the general public. Because of this, most doctors are incredibly serious about their practice and will consistently serve the public to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are times where medical professionals make mistakes or are accused […]

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Can a Physician Lose His Job Over an Allegation of Alcoholism?

As you know, alcoholism is an addiction, and many people are alcoholics who you may never expect to be. Unfortunately, if you are a physician and you are an alcoholic, there is a very good chance that this may affect your ability to practice medicine, and if you are accused of alcoholism in the context […]

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How Can I Appeal an OPMC Decision as a Physician in NYC?

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. […]

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What Psychologists Facing OPMC Investigations Must Know

Psychologists are among the most compassionate, caring, and intelligent members of our society, and they work to improve the mental health of all those who seek their help. They play a critical role in today’s day and age, and more people see psychologists than you might imagine. Unfortunately, nobody is perfect, and so there are […]

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What to do if You are a Physical Therapist Being Charged With Malpractice

Most people do not feel they are putting themselves at risk when going to see a physical therapist. In most cases, they are on the upswing and recovering from a serious injury or illness, and they are ready to have their physical therapist get them back to normal once again. If you are a physical […]

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Are You a Dentist Being Charged With Malpractice? Here is What You Should Know.

As you know, it is not easy to become a dentist. Dentists spend years refining their practice until they are more than capable of taking care of the general public. Dental health is critical to overall health, which is why dentists are held to the same standard as all other medical professionals. Unfortunately, there are […]

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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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Can a Nurse Face Legal Action for Negligence?

All individuals in the healthcare field are intelligent and highly educated in order to have and maintain the job they do. This holds them to high standards, as they are responsible for taking care of other people’s lives. When a medical professional does not live up to this standard and commits malpractice, they can be […]

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What Can a Medical Defense Attorney do For me?

Medical professionals are highly trusted individuals. It is because of this that when they make a mistake or engage in misconduct, they can be held responsible for their actions with serious consequences. These are determined and imposed after the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) conducts an investigation. While some consequences may be minor, others […]

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Who Investigates Physicians Accused of Committing Medical Misconduct?

Everyone makes mistakes, even medical professionals. However, as they are held to such a high professional standard, even mistakes can result in certain consequences for a physician. These can vary depending on the misconduct that was committed. When a complaint about misconduct is filed against a medical professional, they will be under investigation in order […]

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What Happens if I am Being Unfairly Audited and How Do I Defend Myself?

When a medical professional finds out that they are being audited, it can be a burdensome time in their life. This may happen if they are accused of overbilling their patients. In these situations, it is important to retain the services of a New York medical defense attorney who can guide you through the process […]

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What do I Have to do to Get my Medical License Restored in New York?

Patients trust their doctors to be upstanding doctors and citizens who do everything they can to treat them. However, these individuals are also human and are subject to making mistakes. When a mistake is severe, doctors may lose their medical license as a result. In the event of this, it is important to know that […]

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Can a Pharmacist be Liable for Medical Malpractice?

The job of a pharmacist is to take care of people’s prescriptions from their doctors. This involves making sure all medicine is being administered properly and safely. While this seems simple enough, these individuals are trained for their job because any mistakes that are made can cause harm to the patient receiving the medication. In […]

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