Medical License Defense Lawyers Working With Clients Nationally

Medical License Defense Lawyers

Many medical professionals spend nearly a decade (or even longer) in the classroom before they earn a license. Then, once in practice, professionals engage in a continual learning process that spans their entire career due to the ever evolving and continually advancing nature of medicine, science, and technology. Medical professionals are highly invested in their respective career fields, which can make it all the more devastating when legal troubles arise.

An investigation can arise as the result of spurious accusations and personal conflicts. In many cases, these conflicts can evolve into false peer reviews or illegitimate complaints that are filed with the state medical boards. These unfounded allegations may threaten the career of a hardworking professional who has dedicated their time to helping and healing others.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our medical license defense lawyers are committed to meeting the needs of medical professionals in a range of different practice areas, including:

  • physicians;
  • surgeons;
  • nurses;
  • anesthesiologists;
  • internists;
  • optometrists;
  • psychiatrists;
  • mental health professionals;
  • dentists; and
  • pharmacists.

Unfortunately, even the best, most experienced medical professionals may be the victim of false allegations or an unfounded investigation, leaving your medical license at risk. And in cases where the claims are deemed to be sufficient to justify further action, our legal team will leverage our many years of trial and negotiation experience to craft a defense strategy that will maximize the client’s chances of seeing a positive outcome.

If you’re a medical professional who has been accused of wrongdoing, contact the experienced medical license defense attorneys with the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass. Our legal team is ready to learn more about your case in a free, confidential consultation session. Call (469) 291-0940.

Our Defense Lawyers Represent Medical Professionals Throughout The United States

Even the top medical professionals can face legal troubles, administrative hearings and even threats to your medical license. From proving that the allegations are unfounded or false to leveraging trial and negotiation experience to help you retain your license and even your freedom, our elite team of Texas medical lawyers know what it takes to maximize your chances of a positive outcome. We have compiled an overview of a few common questions that we encounter in the course of our practice.

What Happens if a Complaint is Filed with the Texas Medical Board?

Medical License Defense LawyersThe Texas Medical Board (TMB) reviews over 7,000 reports annually. The first step is to determine whether the case is within the TMB’s jurisdiction. If so, the allegations are reviewed to determine if there is evidence of a Medical Practice Act violation, such as an incorrect prescription, an incorrect diagnosis or another medical error that may have resulted in harm to a patient.

A Texas Medical Board physician investigator typically performs the investigation, contacting the complainant and the medical professional, in addition to researching medical records and other relevant evidence.

Some cases may be referred to the Texas Physician Health Program, while others may be referred to the Quality Assurance (QA) Panel. Some cases are referred to the TMB’s Litigation Department for an Informal Settlement Conference or ISC. At the ISC hearing, you will have an opportunity to offer evidence that you were in compliance with the Medical Practice Act.

If there is no evidence to support claims of a Medical Practice Act violation, the case may go before the disciplinary process review committee which can formally dismiss the case.

What Happens if a Medical Practice Act Violation is Found?

At ISC proceedings, the board may find evidence that a medical professional has violated the Medical Practice Act. In this case, the panel may offer what’s known as an “agreed order,” which outlines any sanctions and penalties.

In the case of a more minor offense, the ISC may result in the establishment of a remedial plan – non-disciplinary corrective actions.

According to the TMB, 9 in 10 cases are resolved using this informal process. If a resolution cannot be found, the case will be referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).

What Happens if My Case is Referred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)?

If your case is referred to the SOAH, a formal complaint will be filed, and your case will go before an Administrative Law Judge for a hearing. The judge will present a proposal for decision to the TMB.

The TMB, in turn, can issue an order with sanctions or they may opt to dismiss the case. This is considered a final order.

Once this order is entered by the board, the medical professional has an opportunity to appeal if they choose to take this approach.

You could permanently lose your medical license if the Texas Medical Board files a case with the SOAH. The medical professional could also be required to sign an “agreed order of surrender” for their medical license. Due to the seriousness of this type of case, it’s important to consult an experienced medical license defense lawyer with the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass.

How are Texas Medical Board Disciplinary Actions Recorded?

The TMB reports all disciplinary actions, including suspensions, revocations, and public reprimands, to the National Practitioner Data Bank.

The information includes the name of the medical professional and the type of order, such as an agreed order or a temporary suspension order.

Our Defense Lawyers Represent Medical Professionals Throughout The Nation

Medical License Defense LawyersIf you’re facing the loss of your medical license or other negative repercussions, it’s essential that you contact a lawyer who has lots of experience working with medical professionals. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our objective is to protect the accused, whether it’s at an administrative hearing, a hospital hearing or a hearing in a courtroom. Our goal is to protect you, your career, your reputation, and your future.

Attorney Jeffrey C. Grass has more than 20 years of experience, with a wonderful track record of success in the legal arena. Attorney Grass is a member of the Health Law Section of the Texas State Bar, which means he is well-equipped to assist medical professionals with any legal troubles that may arise.

Medical cases can be amongst the most complex in the legal system, but Attorney Grass relies upon his extensive experience and knowledge to assist medical professionals, developing a personalized legal strategy to resolve even the most pressing legal needs.

A former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate (JAG), Attorney Grass received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our medical license defense attorneys are ready to learn more about your case in a free, confidential consultation session. Please call (469) 291-0940.

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Testimonials

Olivia

My name is Olivia. I am an African American, military trained, Licensed Practical Nurse. I have been employed, as an L.P.N. over 18 years, in the Critical and Acute Care Environment(s). As all nurses know, at times, we can be put in precarious situations. I live in Arizona and hold a license from another Compact State. I was put in one of those situations. It was imperative that I obtain sound and competent Legal Counsel. I found all that, and more, in Mr. Jeffery Grass! His contact information was obtained via his website. I emailed him about my problem and he immediately contacted me. Mr. Grass listened to my situation and immediately took action. He was VERY knowledgeable, straightforward, honest, aggressive and ENCOURAGING. If you are a practicing medical professional in need of aggressive, knowledgeable and honest legal representation, I HIGHLY recommend Attorney Jeffery C. Grass. Mr. Grass, words cannot even begin to express my appreciation for all that you have done and are doing.

Olivia

Deborah

As my attorney Jeff Grass literally turned the light back on in my career! I can still scarcely believe how Jeff Grass were able to cancel the NPDB report and change my reference at the job of my incident into a favorable comment. I would highly recommend Jeff Grass to any of my colleagues out there that have also experienced serious ramifications to their career as the result of a publicized report written and reported through an employer, co-worker, peer and so on. I have been looking for an attorney for years that handles these matters. Jeff Grass was and is the first and only attorney I found specializing in this field. During those years I was not too hopeful as the NPDB ?rules? of reporting and removing reports is ?grim.? They would have you believe it will never come off.

Deborah

M. Hyder

I highly recommend Jeffrey Grass if you are dealing with Texas Medical Board. Initially I was very worried and confused with language used by the TMB. However, once I contacted Mr Grass, he guided me through the whole process. I did not have to contact TMB anymore as he took care of everything. He periodically kept me informed about the investigation during the long tedious process of TMB and always provided me very valuable advice of what to expect. Before the ISC meeting in Austin, I was so nervous. Jeffrey Grass met me early in the morning of ISC meeting and went over the process again and calmed my nerves. During the ISC meeting I was very confident and the meeting went well. I received a better result than I expected. From what I learned that when it comes to TMB you need a lawyer on you side and there no one better than J. Grass. Mr. Grass has experience with TMB which was very much evident during my whole process. Everybody seemed to know Mr Grass at TMB. Lastly Mr. Grass also helped me with other State Licensees also. Thank You J. Grass!

M. Hyder

S. Zamora

I want to share my nightmare with you. I was wrongfully accused of disruptive behavior and that my behavior may cause a patient harm. The only thing I was guilty of was concern for my patient. The argument is that I disagreed with the medical advice of a podiatrist. I stated that the patient would loose his leg if he did not get cardiovascular consult and i did request a CV consultation.The podiatrist got upset because she was going to loose performing surgery on the patient. She then took the case to the executive committee where she has friends and coworkers their to defend her. She then reported me to the Texas State Board. The state board did not find ANY wrong doing with my medical management.The medical executive committee and the hospital both ignored the state board and proceeded to and outside source for review. They decided I needed to have a psychological evaluation. I constantly received letters making me aware that they would be interrupting my work schedule. Ridiculous meetings that could not be postponed but administration did nothing except to advise me to do what they requested. After sharing this with you, it's ridiculous and scary to know that the MEC can even ignore the state board and proceed as far as they want to take each case. So we are at their mercy. If it had not been for Mr. Grass I don't know where I would be now, probably tarred and feathered. If you are experiencing any issues please seek the professional advice of Mr. Grass. After speaking with him you feel confident that you can continue working and he will take care of the rest. He is always accessible and returns calls.

S. Zamora

Ukana B.

The Texas Medical Board could very well pass as the most unfriendly Physician board in the US. So when you have a case with the board it is always advisable to go with an attorney who knows not just the rudiments of the Law but also the way the TMB works. In handling my problem with the Licensing Committee of the TMB, Mr Grass not only foretold the probable outcome of the case, he also built confidence in me as well as guided my defense professionally. I am happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend the Law Office of Mr Jeffery Grass to anyone in trouble especially with the Texas Medical Board.

Ukana B.

Michael A.

There once was a time when it was considered human to make a mistake. Even doctors made mistakes and could admit it, without fear of losing their patients or their often lifelong dedication and devotion to the practice of medicine. Mr. Grass understands what we in the medical profession go through to earn our licenses to practice; his father was a physician. Perhaps even more important though, Mr. Grass understands that anyone who is human can, and will at some point, make a mistake. I did, and fortunately for me Jeffrey Grass was there to literally lift me up to the realization that I can go on and continue with my lifelong dream. I would not trust anyone else to represent me.

Michael A.

Robert W.

Life is struggle. Medical boards can be draconian - unfeeling, uncaring, unknowing, ensconced in ivory towers with their ideas of "the way things ought to be". Bureaucrats and technocrats in all those acronymic agencies or hospitals LIKE having power over our lives. Sometimes "stuff happens", somebody has a bad outcome, and their families feel the need to blame someone else. Clerks can make simple mistakes that have profound implications on our lives. Some people are just greedy, and vicious as well. Life may be struggle. Life may be difficult, especially for those of us who are actually out there in the trenches, doing our best to help others, not realizing that there are snakes and ditches out there just waiting for us to wander by, especially those of us who have no idea of what to do after we fall in one of those ditches or get bitten by the snakes. Jeff Grass DOES know what to do. He has helped me immeasurably with my struggles and difficulties. He has helped both my wife and me not just with our legal problems but with our fears and anxieties with good advice, good direction, and good actions. He is not just a Marine, he is more like a Marine sniper who knows just where to place his shots to work miracles. Not only that, he is available. And you get his attention when you need it, not when it's merely convenient. Got a problem with, well, just about anything? Why go anywhere else? Call Jeff Grass - he will "git 'er done".

Robert W.

Mauricio G.

There are multiple reasons to count on a good lawyer during our lifetime. For physicians this principle applies not only professionally but also personally. I want to mention your eventual experience with Mr. Jeff Grass, attorney at law. He is quick in revising your concerns regarding hospital administration abuse of physicians, tyranny of peer review committees, frivolity of malpractice law suits and frequent violation of our constitutional rights, not only as doctors but also as citizens. He is a well informed counsel who has a strong military education and experience which helps a great deal to avoid distractions or manipulations of your attackers. He is assertive and brilliant regarding his responses to your detractors. Mr. Grass will give you a straight answer. I highly recommend his law office to defend your constitutional rights that so frequently are violated by patients, lawyers, hospitals, medical boards and the government. Yes, doctors need a good lawyer at their side.

Mauricio G.

Miranda R.

Jeffrey Grass provided great insight into legal matters that physicians encounter regarding hospital politics and patient care. He was essential in protecting my interests as a new physician starting a practice in a high risk environment. I am grateful to him for protecting me and everything I worked so hard to achieve.

Miranda R.

Murthy B.

Mr. Jeffrey Grass represented a large group of physicians in South Texas. I commend him for being on the side of the physicians and the community. He was able to get us support from various medical societies and others. He was very thorough and communicated the progress well to us. I highly recommend him as an attorney of integrity.

Murthy B.

Testimonials

There once was a time when it was considered human to make a mistake. Even doctors made mistakes and could admit it, without fear of losing their patients or their often lifelong dedication and devotion to the practice of medicine. Mr. Grass understands what we in the medical profession go through to earn our licenses to practice; his father was a physician. Perhaps even more important though, Mr. Grass understands that anyone who is human can, and will at some point, make a mistake. I did, and fortunately for me Jeffrey Grass was there to literally lift me up to the realization that I can go on and continue with my lifelong dream. I would not trust anyone else to represent me.

- Michael A.

Plano, TX