Frier Levitt was recently successful in representing two New Jersey-based physicians facing separate disciplinary actions before the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.
In one case, a physician was accused of patient abandonment for allegedly failing to provide adequate post-surgical care, including the failure to prescribe pain medication requested by the patient. After submitting a formal document that explained the patient care provided, Frier Levitt clarified misinterpretations of the patient’s account and provided documentation in support of the physician’s medical decision-making. Frier Levitt was able to secure the closure of this case before the Board of Medical Examiners without the filing of disciplinary action and the matter will continue to be kept confidential by the Board.
In another matter, Frier Levitt represented a physician facing patient allegations of physician misconduct, including failure to obtain consent and battery. After review, Frier Levitt found evidence of inaccuracies of the patient’s account which were presented to the Board, including references in the medical record noting the express authority to treat the patient in a manner consistent with the treatment rendered. The Board ultimately sided with the physician, clearing the physician of any alleged wrongdoing and closed the matter without disciplinary action. This case remains confidential.
If you are a healthcare professional currently facing a patient complaint before a licensing board, contact Frier Levitt to speak to an attorney.