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Why Medical Professionals Can Lose Their License?

Doctors are issued their license in order that they can practice their profession. In addition, they are also issued their license after meeting certain standards and expectations. When they break the required standards of the medical profession, doctors stands to lose their professional license. A professional license defense attorney can help you prevent the suspension of your license.

There are several reasons the medical board will revoke a doctor’s professional license. Just as there are several ways they can obtain a license, there are also several ways they can lose it. Here are some reasons license revocation can happen:

  1. Medical Malpractice
    Dr. Lawrence Egbert, MD, was officially stripped of his medical license by the Maryland Board of Physicians in December 2014 for taking part in the illegal practice of physician-assisted suicide. The suspension process began in 2012 when the board charged him with unprofessional conduct in 2012.
  2. Out-of-bounds Prescribing
    Keng-cheng Leong, M.D. a gynecologist from Lewiston, Maine was stripped of his medical license, which he obtained in 1973. In 2011, he was reprimanded for prescribing medical marijuana and oxycontin to male patients. Aside from that, it was also discovered that Leong showed negligence in conducting and reporting proper medical histories and examinations.
  3. Rules of impairment
    64-year old William James Platt, DO, surrendered his medical license to the State Medical Board of Ohio after the board determined that “he was impaired in his ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care” due to practicing under the influence.
  4. Professional misconduct and negligence
    John Stover had his license revoked in May 2014 after receiving as many as 27 complaints, six of which accused Stover of professional misconduct and negligence. The case began during an incident that caused a patient to get into coma after removing her wisdom tooth.
  5. Impersonating A Doctor
    Timothy Iliff Sr. and David Pavlakovic were stripped of their medical license by the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners for various offenses. From impersonating another doctor, to filling up a fake prescription at a pharmacy, to soliciting sex from patients in exchange of painkillers, the doctors were barred from practicing medicine in 2009.

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