Imagine how confusing, chaotic, and even downright dangerous our society would be without any oversight of medical professionals. The value of professional licensure for health care practitioners is evident in the word itself: it helps ensure that people who need care can trust the people whose job it is to provide care.
The benefits work both ways, as well. Licensure can also be seen as something of a shortcut for healthcare providers to communicate to patients that they are skilled, experienced, and trustworthy. That's why the loss of a medical license, temporarily or permanently, is a devastating experience for practitioners of all types.
Are you being investigated for writing medically unnecessary prescriptions or a similar charge? Facing revocation or even suspension of the license you worked so hard, for so long, to earn? Read on to learn about the possible consequences of this catastrophic loss and how to combat it.
So Your Professional License Has Been Suspended—Now What?
You've been notified that the licensing board is investigating you for prescription-related misconduct. What does that mean in terms of your career and future, and what do you stand to lose?
- Loss of income. You can't continue practicing, so you'll lose revenue right away. Less-established professionals might not have the necessary financial cushion to survive this blow.
- Patients' continued care. The people who rely on you to monitor and minister to their medical needs will be scrambling to find another provider and fill their prescriptions.
- Your good name. It will likely be very difficult to woo those patients back once you sort out this situation. Your reputation is bound to suffer; you'll have lost the trust of patients and colleagues alike.
Unfortunately, broken trust can continue to cause harm even once the suspension has been lifted or your license has been reinstated. While licensure requirements may vary state-to-state, know that your reputation will precede you. That will make it difficult, if not impossible, to get licensed elsewhere if you are found culpable in writing or filling prescriptions that aren't medically warranted.
How a License Reinstatement Defense Lawyer Can Help
Although you are an established, expert practitioner in your field or specialty, you probably don't have the legal education or experience to successfully argue your case before a disciplinary board. That's why a license defense attorney is the best ally you can have when facing potential suspension. They will investigate the complaint, mount the strongest possible defense, and represent you before the regulatory board.
Joseph D. Lento and his team, however, have the skill and background to do just that. Evidence gathering, negotiations, investigations, hearings, appeals, paperwork, fines, follow-up: you can rest assured that the Lento Law Firm will handle it all with professionalism and compassion.
Serious Accusations Require Exemplary Legal Representation
Your career, livelihood, well-being, and the security of your family are all at stake. Having your license revoked or suspended is going to be a big black mark on your resume and reputation—no matter how many years you've practiced, how good you are at your job, or what level of professional success you've achieved. The assistance of an experienced license defense attorney is crucial.
Don't delay; contact the Lento Law Firm to learn how attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team can put their expertise to work for you. Tell us about your case or call 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation to discuss the situation, your concerns, and the steps we'll help you take to regain your professional credibility.