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New Jersey Medical License Defense Attorneys

NEW JERSEY MEDICAL LICENSE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

If you are a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and you receive a communication from the Board regarding any alleged violation or find yourself under criminal investigation, you need an experienced New Jersey medical license defense attorney to represent you. Before you discuss your case with investigators, call our office to schedule a consultation. We will explain your options, advise you on the correct course of action, and in most cases dramatically minimize damages.

We can help have represent New Jersey physicians before the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners in all types of licensure matters stemming from administrative and criminal violations, applications for license reinstatement, and appeals.

N.J. Stat. 45:1-21 provides grounds upon which the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners may discipline a New Jersey physician. These grounds include:

  • Obtaining a license by fraud, deception, or misrepresentation;
  • Dishonesty and fraud
  • Gross negligence, gross malpractice or gross incompetence which damaged or endangered the life, health, welfare, safety or property of any person;
  • Repeated acts of negligence, malpractice or incompetence;
  • Engaged in professional or occupational misconduct as may be determined by the Board;
  • Being convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude. That includes entering a guilty plea.
  • Having a license in another state revoked or suspended;
  • Violating or failure to comply with the provisions of any Board act regulation
  • Being incapable, for medical or any other good cause, of discharging the functions of a licensee in a manner consistent with the public’s health, safety and welfare;
  • Engaging in insurance fraud
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Prescribing or dispensing controlled dangerous substances illegally or without good cause
  • Allowing an unlicensed person or entity to perform an act for which a license or certificate of ? registration or certification is required by the Board, or aiding an unlicensed person or ???entity in performing such an act;
  • Advertising fraudulently in any manner.

While many factors may trigger a professional misconduct investigation and subsequent disciplinary action by the Board, some areas are among the most common reasons for discipline. These include:

  • Criminal Convictions (including entering a guilty plea)
  • Liabilities for Documentation, Coding, and billing Deficiencies
  • Filing False Claims
  • Making False Statements
  • Conspiracy
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Anti-Kickback Laws Violations
  • The Stark Law (Self-Referral Prohibition) Violation
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicare and medicaid Fraud
  • Illegal Fee Splitting

If the Board makes findings of misconduct at the administrative hearings or the matter is resolved by a Consent Order where the physician admits misconduct, the Board may take any of the following disciplinary actions. Penalties may range from issuing a public letter of warning, reprimand, or censure, levying hefty monetary fines, orders of restitution or placing restrictions on license. The Board may demand that the licensee seek professional treatment, including physical and psychiatric evaluations, or complete additional educational training. Of the most drastic disciplinary measures are license suspensions and revocations.

In case involving criminal charges against physicians and any other licensed professional, it is crucial to retain not just any criminal defense attorney but a criminal defense attorney who understands the potential effect of various criminal case dispositions on client?s licensure. In addition to handling professional license defense cases, we are skilled criminal trial attorneys and we will not advise you to enter a plea bargain unless absolutely dictated by your best interests.

When a physician is under investigation for professional misconduct, the stakes are high. More than just your license is in jeopardy. We understand the risks involved and we take every case extremely seriously.

NEW JERSEY MEDICAID AND MEDICARE EXCLUSION ATTORNEYS

Our New Jersey Medicaid and Medicare exclusion attorneys represent Medicaid and Medicare providers that have been excluded from participation in the program as the result of criminal conviction or a disciplinary action.

When it comes to participation in some insurance programs such as Medicaid and Medicare and to being granted hospital privileges, physicians have fewer rights that most of them might think. A criminal indictment for activity that would be a crime in New Jersey and that relates to the practice of medicine, may and often does result in automatic suspension from participating in the Medicaid program, for example, although the physician is innocent until proven guilty.

A criminal conviction or a disciplinary action may adversely affect a physician’s panel membership or hospital privileges. Entities such as insurance companies, hospitals, and HMOs have implemented procedures to determine their member’s fitness and have their own standards for accepting and dismissing physicians. When filing out the review form, you should when unsure, feel free to consult with our attorneys.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
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Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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