Physician Discipline / Health Care Litigation
Ramey & Hailey has represented medical healthcare professionals on an assortment of legal challenges for almost three decades. The majority of their representation has centered on physician discipline, credentialing issues and disputes that arise from the new corporate medicine model.
Whether fighting the unlawful withholding of compensation upon contract termination or avoiding implementation of unlawful and overly restrictive covenants not to compete, Ramey & Hailey is the national go-to law firm when your dispute really matters.
While our goal is to always seek an amicable and informal resolution of the dispute and discipline involving healthcare providers, we stand ready to aggressively defend your professional and constitutional rights in American courts of law in Indiana and the nation. Call us today and have one of our partners explain to you our flexible contingent-hourly fee arrangements which are designed to save the healthcare professional transactional costs.
As licensed professionals, physicians are held to a high standard of conduct, not only in the quality of medical care they deliver but in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Allegations of inappropriate conduct can lead to disciplinary hearings where the physician’s professional license and ability to practice medicine is on the line. With a professional career and livelihood at stake, it is important to consult with an experienced trial attorney and be represented by effective legal counsel at every stage of a disciplinary proceeding.
Physicians can be subject to discipline under the Indiana Medical Practice Act in any number of ways. Below are just some examples of conduct which can bring a doctor before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board for discipline, including suspension or revocation of a license to practice medicine:
- Criminal conviction
- Nonpayment of personal property taxes
- Nonpayment of child support
- Breach of patient confidentiality
- Failure to use reasonable care and diligence in treatment
- Charging unreasonable fees
- Prescribing medications to persons the physician has not personally seen
Indiana attorneys Mary Beth Ramey and Richard Hailey are experienced in the representation of physicians charged with substance abuse and misusing prescriptions, such as over-prescribing medications to family members, as well as inappropriate conduct in the doctor-patient relationship or otherwise failing to meet practice standards. If you are a licensed physician under investigation for violating standards of conduct, or if a complaint has been lodged against you, contact Ramey & Hailey for advice and representation throughout all phases of the disciplinary process.