Board Licensure Defense
Our attorneys have represented dentists, doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other members of the healthcare profession in the defense of licensure cases brought by the Attorney General’s office on behalf of the California Licensing Boards. The firm has been very successful in its defense of dentists, doctors, and health care providers and has a strong reputation with the Attorney General’s office.
The defense of cases on behalf of the firm’s clients brought against them by the Licensing Boards of California include, but are not limited to, gross negligence as a result of wrongful death, repeated acts of negligence, and incompetence arising from the performance of specific patient procedures. These actions have also included informed consent issues, performing treatment beyond the practitioner’s area of expertise, and numerous other areas where the Board is attempting to either revoke, suspend, or place the practitioner’s license on probation. Specific examples of the types of cases in which our firm has defended dentists and specialists with the Dental Board of California include, but is not limited to, cases involving full mouth reconstructions, failure of implants, sinus perforations, lingual nerve paresthesias from lower wisdom tooth extractions, wrongful death from anesthesia, and failing to refer to a specialist after performing treatment beyond the area of expertise of the practitioner or discovering a postoperative complication.
Specific cases involving medical doctors, therapists, and pharmacists include, but are not limited to the defense of license from paraplegia following surgery, failure to provide proper postoperative care, informed consent issues, self-medication, paraplegia following surgery, and standard of care issues involved in the performance of the surgery.
Our experience in the repeated successful defense of health care providers in the defense of licensure actions has been a strong pillar upon which the firm’s reputation has been built over the years.