In the early half of the 20th century, law suits were rare matters reserved for civil fallout stemming from criminal wrongdoing. Sure the most cut-throat corporate titans were no strangers to the court room when battling anti-trust laws and fledgling copyright standards of the day but nothing like the legal power-lifting of the 21st century. Increased incidence of malpractice lead to greater oversight in the medical field which is a natural progressive step in the industry. The issue however, arises from the oversight that paints targets on the backs of the literal ‘first-line-of-defense’ that is the medical industry. Without question, insurance companies duck, dip, and dive around the bullets that fly at their professional constituents. When the days end and doors close (except those of the ER of course) the lawyers and claims adjusters are typically the only ones with smiles on their faces.
There is one sect of the legal field however that steps aside from the cesspool of garbage that is consuming the very people that save more lives than most every first responder combined. The top causes of death all combined are primarily combated by medical professionals. While oversight is important, medical licensing is highly problematic these days. Nurses, physicians, surgeons etc are constantly watching their back. The one band of brothers available to these life-guards are professional license attorneys. License attorneys keep medical professionals in practice help doctors keep the hospital rolling. Not all professional license lawyers are created equal when representing clients in front of medical boards and regulatory bureaus.
License lawyers have a broad scope of ability for defending medical licenses including:
- helping license applicants to disclose and explain adverse background informationon an application
- responding to licensing agency investigation letters
- handling board investigations that become criminal investigations
- addressing licensed business state law compliance issues
- appealing the denial of any California professional license
- preventing immediate suspension of a license in criminal court under Penal Code section 23
- defending against interim suspension orders (ISOs)
- filing a Notice of Defense in response to an Accusation
- negotiations with the Attorney General or Department Counsel
- representation at administrative hearings
- reconsideration after an adverse decision
- writs and appeals after an adverse decision
- petition for reinstatement after the loss of a license
- handling problems that arise during license probation
- early termination of probation
- modification of the terms of probation
- defending criminal charges in court that arise from a license discipline investigation
Think of licensing attorneys as a defensive line holding back the blitz of aggression coming down from sue-happy patients and malpractice insurance agents. Bottom feeders exist everywhere but with impending administration boards they tend to teem together in higher numbers and it takes a strong defense force to keep them at bay. Where doctors and lawyers are typically pitted against eachother like cats and dogs everywhere including the golf course, license defense is one of few areas of professional handshake.
With a tremendous record of success appealing licenses, defending licenses, and board hearing defense, Ray and Bishop Professional Law Corporation is the support licensed professionals need. Check them out and remember to be grateful for the system that keeps us safe but more so the people that dedicate themselves to saving lives and the ones keeping them working.