An aggrieved patient or employee’s allegation of a doctor’s misconduct can lead to criminal, civil and administrative complaints. Any one of these complaints can damage a physician’s career and professional status; together, they can take your freedom, ruin your long-term livelihood and decimate your assets.
If you have been accused or suspect you will be accused of sexual misconduct, you need a defense attorney experienced in helping healthcare professionals protect their medical licenses and careers. Attorney Jonathan Rose is an experienced, skilled Florida healthcare defense attorney. He has twenty-one years of experience in healthcare and criminal defense law and the record of success you need to protect your career and your rights.
Complaints of Sexual Misconduct against Doctors
A small number of doctors might intentionally abuse patients, but often complaints of sexual misconduct occur because patients do not understand a procedure or examination or are angry at the doctor. When there is no impartial witness to the alleged misconduct, the case depends on the doctor’s word and explanation versus the patient’s perception and claim.
Typically, these claims involve:
- Inappropriate touching
- Violations of personal boundaries
- Improper conduct during a physical examination
- Sexual relations with a patient
- Sexual assault
- Other similar charges
Whether the allegations are true or not, physicians administratively accused of sexual misconduct can face license suspension or revocation and stiff fines. Therefore, it is essential to be proactive in getting legal help. A strong, early defense prepared with the help of a qualified healthcare defense attorney can make the difference between being charged with a crime and losing your medical license and no charges being filed and no action against your license taken.
Why Florida Doctors Need a Healthcare Defense Attorney to Fight Sexual Misconduct Allegations
If you think a sexual misconduct complaint could be filed against you, it is important to get advice and help as soon as possible from a defense lawyer with experience in professional misconduct cases. Complaints against doctors are multi-faceted, so your attorney needs to understand Florida’s criminal and civil court proceedings as well as the Department of Health’s administrative processes.
Other defense attorneys may be able to represent you in court, but handling administrative issues with the Department of Health requires experience and knowledge that only attorneys who specialize in healthcare defense possess. Their contextual knowledge gives you a distinct advantage when it comes to preventing suspension or revocation of your medical license.
As your attorney, Jonathan Rose will work proactively to protect your rights and your license. He will lay the groundwork for getting the complaint dismissed and charges dropped, working diligently to protect your reputation, career, income and freedom. This may include:
- Challenging the validity of allegations
- Examining the complainant’s credibility
- Challenging the admissibility of evidence
- Finding flaws in the Department and/or prosecutor’s case
- Preparing powerful testimony and evidence for you
- Negotiating relentlessly to have the complaint sealed and charges dismissed
Get the Specialized Legal Help You Need to Defend Your Florida Medical License, Career and Future
When your medical license and your future are at stake, you need an attorney who will fight aggressively to protect your rights and your future. You need an attorney who has successful experience in defense and healthcare law in state, federal, and administrative courts.
Jonathan Rose has close to twenty-one years’ experience in state and federal court. He has helped many doctors challenge administrative complaints, license suspensions, and criminal charges and has the expertise in defense and healthcare law to help protect your medical license, career and future.