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New York Healthcare License Defense Lawyer

New York Healthcare License Defense Lawyer – Protecting Your Career and Reputation

Having your healthcare license investigated or facing potential disciplinary action can be an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. Your reputation, livelihood, and career are on the line. But with an experienced New York healthcare license defense lawyer on your side, you can rest assured knowing your rights are protected and you have the best chance of a favorable outcome.

Common Reasons Healthcare Licenses Come Under Scrutiny in New York

There are a variety of reasons New York healthcare professionals can face investigations and disciplinary proceedings, including:

  • Negligence or incompetence – Making serious errors in judgment or providing substandard care that harms patients. Even unintentional mistakes can prompt complaints.
  • Inappropriate handling of medications – Improper prescribing, mishandling of controlled substances, or diversion of medications for personal use.
  • Insurance fraud – Upcoding procedures, billing for services not provided, falsifying records, etc. to obtain higher insurance reimbursements.
  • Sexual misconduct – Engaging in sexual relationships with patients, sexual harassment, inappropriate touching during exams, etc.
  • Substance abuseAlcohol or drug addiction that impacts your ability to properly treat patients.
  • Criminal convictions – Any type of criminal offense, even a misdemeanor, can trigger disciplinary action against your license.
  • Unethical conduct – Breaches of ethics, such as violating patient confidentiality, fraudulent billing, discrimination, etc.

Even if you believe you are innocent or that the allegations are exaggerated, you should never ignore an investigation by your licensing board or criminal charges. The consequences are too severe. You need an experienced NY healthcare license defense attorney to protect your interests.

New York Healthcare License Defense Lawyers Defend Your Livelihood

We routinely handle investigations, disciplinary hearings, appeals, and criminal charges on behalf of healthcare professionals. Our goal is to resolve the matter favorably so you can move forward with your career and avoid long-term damage to your practice.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
RajRaj
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.
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Specific ways we defend medical licenses in NY include:

  • Reviewing the complaint – Assessing the allegations to determine the best defense strategy.
  • Gathering evidence – Obtaining documentation and witness statements to refute the charges.
  • Negotiating with the licensing board – Trying to get complaints dismissed or penalties reduced.
  • Representing you at hearings – Defending you before the licensing board and presenting counter evidence.
  • Filing appeals – Challenging adverse rulings to overturn penalties against your license.
  • Avoiding criminal charges – If the case involves potential criminal prosecution, negotiating with prosecutors for amnesty.
  • Reinstating licenses – Assisting with the process to regain your license if it has already been revoked.

With so much at stake, you need an attorney who knows how to navigate the New York healthcare disciplinary system and how to build the strongest case for your defense.

Responding to Investigations of Medical Misconduct

If you receive notice that a complaint has been filed against your New York medical license, it is absolutely essential that you engage a healthcare license defense lawyer immediately. Never attempt to respond to an investigation or interact with investigators on your own without legal representation. Anything you say or do could ultimately be used against you.

As soon as we are retained, we will contact the New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) on your behalf. We will act as your legal representative in all further interactions with the OPMC and licensing board. Our first priority is making sure your rights are protected from the outset.

We will then thoroughly review the complaint filed against you to gain a full understanding of the charges and penalties you may face. Next, we will discuss with you the best strategy for responding to the investigation and building your defense case. With your input, we will begin gathering supportive evidence and identifying witnesses who can testify on your behalf.

If possible, we will seek to negotiate a dismissal of the complaint or a consent agreement for a lesser penalty. If the case does proceed to a formal hearing, you can have full confidence knowing you have an experienced NY healthcare license defense lawyer fighting for you every step of the way.

How Criminal Charges Can Impact Your Medical License

One of the quickest ways for a healthcare professional to lose their medical license is to face criminal prosecution. In New York, a criminal conviction – even for a misdemeanor offense – can prompt disciplinary action and lead to the suspension or revocation of your license.

Some examples of criminal charges that can affect your medical license include:

  • Drug-related offenses (drug diversion, illegal prescribing, possession, etc.)
  • Sex crimes
  • DUI/DWI
  • Domestic violence
  • Insurance fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Assault

To avoid catastrophic damage to your career, the criminal charges must be defeated. Our healthcare license defense lawyers routinely represent medical professionals facing criminal prosecution. We work closely with our network of criminal defense attorneys to build the strongest case possible to avoid a conviction. This is the surest way to prevent collateral damage to your healthcare license.

If you do end up with a criminal record, we can advise you on the appropriate time and process for disclosing it to your licensing board. We may be able to minimize the impact on your license by arguing mitigating circumstances. Having an advocate who understands both criminal and healthcare license defense is crucial.

You deserve the strongest legal defense for your reputation, career, and livelihood. Don’t leave anything to chance. Call us today!

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