Philadelphia Healthcare peer review defense attorneys
Pennsylvania Doctors License Defense Lawyers
The 1986 Healthcare Improvement Act set federal standards that became applicable to peer review proceedings of physicians, and for the examination of allegations of negligence, ineptitude, or unethical behavior by physicians. The purpose of a medical peer review is to gain unbiased, objective information about a healthcare professionals conduct and competency. Unfortunately, peer review board members often act out of self interest or a lack of understanding of the legal and evidentiary rules which should guide them. It may lead to a finding that a physician has acted improperly when that is not the case. Once this occurs, the physician may ultimately be reported to the National Practitioner Databank, set up under the HealthCare Quality Improvement Act.
Once the physician finds him/herself reported to the databank, their reputation may be irretrievably harmed and their only redress may be through a defamation lawsuit.
You deserve serious defense representation to protect your future.
If you are a physician, surgeon, or other healthcare professional who has been directed to appear before a peer review board, you need experienced representation on your side. Fell & Spalding provides quality representation for medical professionals who face the consequences of an unsatisfactory peer review finding. We have experience evaluating the reasons for the peer review, assessing the possible damage to your career, and making intelligent, sophisticated presentations on behalf of our clients.