When a medical professional receives allegations against them, they will receive a letter from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) stating their plan to investigate their behavior. If this has happened to you, our legal team at Walker Medical Law understands how worrying and stressful this may be, especially if you are an uninsured physician. If you believe that you have been wrongly or unfairly accused of medical misconduct, continue reading and contact our OPMC/OPD misconduct defense attorney. Here are some questions you may pave about proceeding as an uninsured physical facing an OPMC investigation:
What is considered medical misconduct?
There are various complaints that an individual can make that will prompt an OPMC investigation. When a third party files a complaint, the physician will typically receive a letter from the OPMC. The most common allegations to prompt an OPMC investigation are as follows:
- Inappropriate sexual relations
- Substance abuse
- Insurance fraud
- Billing fraud
- Medical malpractice
What should I do if I’m an uninsured physician facing an OPMC investigation?
As a physician, if you did not buy the “tail” of your Claims Made Medical Malpractice Insurance Policy, you would be considered an uninsured physician. Uninsured physicians may have to pay out of pocket for any legal bills and expert’s expenses, as well as expenses of deposition, and more. It is important for these individuals to retain the services of experienced legal counsel to defend them against these claims.
What should I do if I’m a retired physician facing an OPMC Investigation?
Retired physicians can be held liable in a medical misconduct claim. If you are facing an OPMC investigation as a retired physician, you will have to send papers to your former insurance carrier so that they may provide defense, even if you haven’t purchased the tail of your insurance. If your insurance company does not settle the case on your behalf, you will then be held liable to repay the insurance company for any coverage they provided you.
Retired physicians facing medical misconduct investigations are recommended to seek legal assistance to achieve the best-case scenario. To gain the assistance of our experienced firm, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our firm is confident in our ability to represent our clients and fight their charges. To learn more, give our firm 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.