The Leichter Law Firm represents physicians and other health care professionals and organizations in administrative / professional licensing matters, quality assurance and peer review proceedings and regulatory cases before and against both state and federal agencies. The firm also handles the criminal defense of crimes that occur within or relate to a medical professionals practice and license. We are a small firm so we can be selective as to the cases that we choose thereby ensuring our continued commitment to be a results oriented firm. From our inception we have tried to look at the bigger picture in an effort to assist our client’s long-term objectives. Our continued reinvestment into the firm’s resources and technology have allowed us to compete against bigger firms while still providing the personalized and effective service and fees unique to a boutique law practice.
Over the last five years the firm’s attorneys have handled over five-hundred (500) professional licensing cases against the Texas Medical Board, The Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE), the State Board of Dental Examiners, The State Board of Pharmacy etc., in a wide range of disputes. Oftentimes these cases involve a multitude of issues such as:
- Deviations in the standard of care
- Intemperate Use of Alcohol or Drugs
- Criminal / Unprofessional Conduct
- Disruptive / Abusive Behavior
- Non-Therapeutic Prescribing
- Inappropriate Billing Practices
- Inadequate Documentation
- Self Treating and Prescribing
- Patient Abandonment
- Reciprocal Discipline
- Discipline by Peers
Unfortunately, the receipt of a disciplinary order from a state licensing agency is often preceded or followed by other regulatory action by entities such as the Drug Enforcement Administration or the Office of the Inspector General. Additionally, quality assurance investigations by hospital medical staffs may result in adverse action being taken against a physician or other health care provider with respect to their privileges. Because our firm is experienced and takes a holistic approach to our client’s situations we are well equipped to handle or alleviate oftentimes overlooked consequences that might otherwise go unnoticed.