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Our medical license defense law firm is 100% focused on serving the unique challenges facing California healthcare professionals.
 
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CALIFORNIA MEDICAL LICENSE DEFENSE LAWYERS

Aggressively Defending Healthcare Professionals and Their Life’s Work for Over 33 Years

medical-license-defence-lawyers-californiaIs your professional license at risk?  Have you been accused of professional misconduct or are being investigated for a quality of care issue?  You need an experienced healthcare license defense attorney on your side to aggressively defend your reputation and your career.  At the Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD & Associates, we have over 33 years experience defending physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals before the various California licensing boards and before hospitals regarding medical staff privilege disputes, during investigations, peer review hearings and appeals.

We offer a FREE and confidential initial phone consultation with our California Medical License Defense Lawyers. Contact us by filling out our online form, or call us at 800-LAW-MDJD (800-529-6353) now.

Experienced Attorney + Physician = a Competitive Advantage

Our law firm has the resources, knowledge and experienced lawyers to provide a strong medical and healthcare professional license defense. With over 33 years experience, Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, is both an attorney and a licensed physician who understands the serious challenges you face, giving you a competitive advantage in the pursuit of a successful outcome.

If you are facing medical or other healthcare licensure or other threats to your career, including healthcare employment contract disputes, managed care contract disputes, or medical business transactions, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer who is focused on protecting healthcare professionals like you.

Licensure Defense for Doctors, Nurses, & Other California Healthcare Professionals

At the Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD & Associates, our lawyers are equipped to handle professional licensure issues and related matters such as licensing board investigations, license reinstatements & probation modifications, appeals of licensing board decisions, peer review & medical staff privileges, for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals throughout California, including:

  • Physicians
  • Optometrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Pharmacists

Protect Your Career Prophylactically, Contact Our California Physician Professional License Defense Attorneys Today

It is critical to not let time go by. Our medical-legal experience may mean the difference in a professional’s career. By getting involved early, even before or immediately after the physician or healthcare practitioner knows of an investigation, we can help to decrease your risk and/or control the investigative and formal hearing process, develop the evidence needed to defend the action, and uncover the true facts.  If you are the target of an investigation or Medical Board Accusation, don’t delay seeking the advice and counsel of a professional.  To schedule a FREE initial phone consultation with our California professional license defence law firm, fill out our online form or call us at 800-LAW-MDJD (800-529-6353). Subscribe to our Blog here.

We serve clients throughout California from convenient locations in San Mateo, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Healthcare License Defense Quick Facts:

  • California State Medical Board Powers
  • The Accusation
  • The Hearing
  • How We Can Help
The practice of medicine and other healing arts is closely regulated in the United States. In recent years, this regulation has increased at both the state and federal levels. Licensed physicians and other health care providers face potential disciplinary actions from multitude of public and privately operated agencies and other entities, including federal entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid, DEA, and managed care organizations quality assurance boards. However, the one agency which usually maintains the power to terminate a health care professional’s license to practice remains the state medical licensing board.
If a formal accusation has been filed, one must act decisively to mount a defense to the charges. Failure to act quickly may result in forfeiture of important legal rights. Legal rights which apply in malpractice suits may not be available, or may be strictly limited, in defending one’s license to practice. For example, in most states, including California, the provider’s right to obtain discovery of the evidence against him or her is much more limited in the administrative hearing than in civil court suits; written interrogatories and oral depositions are usually not allowed.
A health care provider is entitled to a formal hearing before his or her license may be restricted or revoked, but the nature and extent of the hearing may vary depending upon the state law, as well as how one responds to the accusation in the first instance. Agencies are granted a great deal of leeway in prosecuting licensees and are accorded wide deference by the courts when their final decisions are challenged as improper or unfair. A lawyer defending a license disciplinary action on behalf of a professional health care provider must be vigilant in protecting the professional’s constitutional rights of due process and preserving all objections for purposes of appeal. A provider who defends himself throughout the formal hearing process, and then comes to the lawyer when disciplinary sanctions have been imposed and the time for appeal is already running, stands less chance in reversing the agency’s order.
The Law Firm of Marvin Firestone, MD•JD & Associates has been helping doctors, nurses, psychologists and other healthcare professionals protect and defend their professional licenses for over 33 years. Our medical-legal experience may mean the difference in a professional’s career. By getting involved immediately after the physician or healthcare professional knows of an investigation of care, we can help to control the investigative and formal hearing process, develop the evidence needed to defend allegations, and uncover the true facts. If you are the target of an investigation or Board Accusation, don’t delay seeking the advice and counsel of a health or medical lawyer. To schedule a FREE initial phone consultation, fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-LAW-MDJD (1-800-529-6353). We serve clients throughout California.

A STRONG DEFENSE

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    Our professional license defense lawyers focus exclusively on physicians and healthcare professionals like you.
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    Our firm’s founder, Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, is also a physician who understands the unique challenges you face.
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    Our firm has over 33 years experience aggressively fighting to protect the rights of doctors and healthcare professionals like you.
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