One of the most stressful things for a medical professional to face is when they learn they are being investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Sometimes, medical professionals may be questioned about the reasons they performed certain surgeries. If a complaint is filed that accuses a doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries or procedures for financial gain, the doctor is in serious trouble.
If you are accused of suggesting that your clients undergo unnecessary or extraneous procedures, your first and foremost step is to retain the services of an experienced medical defense attorney who can assist you in preparing for your hearing. An investigation will be conducted into whether you did or did not try to make additional money by convincing your patients it was imperative to have certain tests, procedures, or surgeries. If you are found to have been guilty of requesting unnecessary surgeries, your career is in serious jeopardy. This may result in license revocation or suspension.
The OPMC will collect evidence by assessing medical records, conducting interviews with coworkers and patients, and other means to determine whether you may be guilty. There will be a hearing where evidence is presented to a committee who holds your fate in their hands. They will determine whether the initial complaint held any truth and what your penalties should be.
An experienced medical defense attorney can stand by your side and help guide you through these difficult times, fighting for your future every step of the way.
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.