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What a Medical License Defense Lawyer Can Help With

If you are a medical professional facing charges that could make you lose your medical license, you need to understand the importance of having an experienced medical license defense lawyer by your side.

Medical professionals like surgeons, physicians, pharmacists, among many others, face serious risks at work. Innocent actions at work on a day to day basis can mean huge fines, license revocation, and jail time in some cases.

While medical professionals are held at a higher standard than other professionals for obvious reasons, they operate with the fear of stringent disciplinary actions that may even be linked to mere allegations. Honest mistakes and mere allegations that aren’t dealt with properly can mean the end of a medical career that takes years of training and significant financial resources.

You can’t afford to hire a novice medical license defense attorney when your freedom and medical career is on the line. You need a seasoned medical license defense lawyer with experience on matters before the Board of Nursing, Board of Medicine, administrative courts, and nationwide medical licensing divisions, to have a decent chance of saving your medical license.

Who Can We Help?

We help physicians, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, uninsured healthcare providers, mental health professionals, and any other medical health professionals that face medical license issues.

If you are facing charges that can make you lose your medical license or have your license suspended, Oberheiden P.C. can help you.

Our Lawyers Can Help With The Following Medical License-Related Issues:


Our medical defense attorneys can help you if you are facing negligence complaints. If a patient complains because you have misdiagnosed them, delayed to treat them, prescribed unnecessary medication, etc., we can help you fight any resulting charges.

Medical professionals usually face three common violations in regard to negligent quality of care. The violations include; gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, and incompetence. Gross negligence includes actions like failing to perform basic diagnosis, failing to recognize a patient’s symptoms, failing to administer effective treatments, and failing to direct a patient to a specialist/s when needed.

You could also be accused of repeated negligent acts, which include repeating gross negligence acts. Incompetence complaints include performing procedures that go beyond your training/expertise, using obsolete procedures, or failing to recognize/act appropriately on symptoms.

Oberheiden P.C. can represent you on all the above negligence claims and more that take place across the U.S.

Drug Diversion

We can also help medical professionals facing drug diversion charges/allegations – accusations of transferring legally prescribed controlled substances/medicine from persons whom the medicine was prescribed to other persons for illicit/illegal use.

Medical professionals can have their licenses suspended or revoked because of drug diversion charges. Drug diversion charges can also land medical professionals in jail, yet the charges could occur because of third parties i.e., other hospital employees stealing drugs or failures in waste disposal systems.

We have helped many pharmacists, physicians and nurses nationwide fight drug diversion allegations leading to consequences such as minor license infractions to serious consequences like multiple-count federal indictment.

If you are facing drug diversion allegations, talk to a Oberheiden P.C. medical license defense lawyer IMMEDIATELY. We can solve most cases before formal disciplinary actions are taken.


DUIs can be career-ending events for medical professionals if they aren’t handled properly. Many physicians have lost their medical licenses in the U.S. because of driving under the influence. Others have endured long, invasive, and costly monitoring requirements by State Physical Health Programs or Professional Recovery Programs.

We can help you deal with disciplinary actions resulting from prior DUIs. We can also fight for your right to practice unrestricted without being monitored.

Positive Drug Test

Most medical professionals in the U.S. are subjected to regular impromptu drug tests by their employers. A positive result can trigger disciplinary actions that include immediate license suspension or revocation by the medical board or state. If you believe your drug test may come out positive, you need our expert medical license defense lawyers to help you safeguard your medical license.

You should not surrender your license without talking to an experienced medical license defense attorney first.

Impairment Matters

We can also help you challenge mandatory referrals to any impairment program. If you are contemplating entering an impairment program, we can discuss your options and help you safeguard your medical license in the process. Our help also extends to medical professionals who are already under monitoring agreements. We can help you adjust such agreements.

Medical License Suspension

Your medical license could already be suspended because of probation violations, positive drug tests, drug convictions, fraud convictions, failure to pay a student loan, among many other reasons.

Oberheiden P.C. has seasoned attorneys nationwide who have helped many physicians restore their licenses after suspension. You can challenge medical license suspension orders successfully if you act swiftly and choose seasoned lawyers like us.

Criminal Convictions

We’ve also helped countless physicians across the U.S. facing criminal charges as well as those with prior criminal convictions in need of assistance when reporting the convictions. Our clients also include individuals with criminal histories attempting to get medical licenses and physicians facing disciplinary actions for failing to report criminal convictions in a timely manner.

Oberheiden P.C. is composed of experienced medical license defense attorneys and other experts (including former law enforcement agents and former Department of Justice workers) who offer firsthand information and support when handling medical license issues related to criminal convictions.

Difficulties Getting a Medical License

We’ve also assisted many medical students with prior disciplinary matters, and criminal records obtain licenses. While a criminal background can complicate your dreams to work in the U.S. healthcare industry, you can still get a license. The process can be longer. However, it is possible since most prior convictions or sanction issues don’t automatically mean you are prohibited from getting a license. Our lawyers have advised many on application processes and medical board hearings.

Discuss your medical license related issue with an experienced medical license defense lawyer at Oberheiden P.C. now. Call 888-680-1745 for a free, non-obligatory consultation. Alternatively, you can get in touch online.

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