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The Importance of Legal Defense in Medicine

Anyone who is in the law profession knows just how important it is to have a proper defense. There are many people in medicine who believe they will never need the help of a lawyer. However, there are plenty of times when a lawyer’s services are needed. One of the most difficult aspects of medicine to comply with is Medicare. Medicare is a government program that is designed to help people pay for medical costs as they age. Over a long period of time, this has caused many people in medicine to need the help of a lawyer. Although there are times when doctors have tried to game the system, most of the time it is simply a filing or clerical error. If you are in medicine and have to deal with Medicare, there are many reasons to have a lawyer handy. Here are several reasons our services could come in handy.

Medicare Filing Errors

One of the most common reasons that someone will need a lawyer is Medicare filing errors. There are a ton of different regulations that people must comply with in order to pass a Medicare audit. At some point in a doctor’s career, there is going to be a filing error of some sort. Instead of having to go through a long and drawn-out trial, it can be really useful to have a lawyer that is handy and willing to help out in your situation. Getting in trouble for Medicare fraud is something that can result in a fine or jail time, so it is essential to hire someone who has a lot of experience in the field. It is a good idea to spend some time on the front end choosing someone who has a lot of experience and a positive track record with other clients. Many doctors try to save money as much as possible on their legal costs. While this is a good idea, it is never a good idea to hire a lawyer with no experience.

Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is when someone in the medical profession does not tell the truth when filing a claim. This makes them make more money on a procedure than they would have in a normal situation. Over a long period of time, it may be difficult to find out all of these errors at one time. However, many times Medicare will go back and audit doctors to look for any mistakes. When these issues are found, this results in something that is a long investigation into the practice of a doctor. It is essential to have quality legal guidance in this situation. Not only do doctors face the threat of jail time or fines, but the reputation of their practice is also up in the air. Over a long period of time, it could be devastating to the practice of a doctor if they failed a Medicare audit. Having the proper legal defense team to help you avoid any penalties and to restore your reputation is essential. This is an investment that will help to pay dividends down the road for your business.

How to Choose a Lawyer

There are many different things to consider when choosing a lawyer for your needs. One of the most obvious considerations is their track record in helping other people in the medical profession. No one wants to hire a lawyer who has no experience in helping other people. There are many people who simply want to hire a cheap lawyer to get the situation dealt with. However, Medicare fraud is serious and needs to be treated as such. Even if it is for a minor infraction, failing a Medicare audit is something that you need to take seriously. The good news is that with the internet today, it is easier than ever before to try and vet lawyers before hiring them. There should be plenty of online reviews to choose from when hiring someone. Putting in some time to choose a quality lawyer will help you avoid any issues later on.

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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Paying for a Lawyer

Many people in medicine do not want to pay a lot of money for legal services. However, this should be considered more of an investment than an expense to be cut. Over a long period of time, getting quality legal advice is something that every doctor may need. Investing in a high quality lawyer is something that will pay off over the long term. Anyone who wants to find a good lawyer has a variety of sources in doing so. If the legal services are too much for you to pay at one time, there are always payment plans that can be worked out in your situation.

Final Thoughts

There are many reasons that having a strong lawyer in your corner is important. In the medical profession, there are many people who need to have legal help at some point in their career. If you are going to hire a lawyer, it is vital to hire one that has a track record of success in your area. There are a lot of lawyers that can do the work for very little money. However, it will actually save you more time and energy over the long term to go ahead and hire a lawyer who has a good track record of success. Even if you are being investigated, this does not mean you are guilty. There are thousands of people every year that fail Medicare audits. However, it is essential that you treat this situation with the weight it deserves.

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