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Protecting Professional Licenses And Your Career

Attorneys Protecting Your Healthcare Licenses

A healthcare license is the key to maintaining the career in the health services or medical field that you have worked so hard for. When unforeseen circumstances arise, or you are accused of negligent or criminal conduct, and your healthcare license is threatened, you need to take immediate action to protect your license, career, livelihood and future. Securing the representation of a skilled and experienced attorney who has a record of successful defense of healthcare professionals is the key to ensuring your ability to practice within your chosen field.

We defend all healthcare licenses, including:

  • Medical Doctors (M.D.)
  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Naturopathic Physician (N.D.)
  • Homeopathic Doctors (M.D. DHt)
  • Podiatrists (D.P.M.)
  • Chiropractors (D.C.)
  • Physician’s Assistants (P.A.)
  • Medical Assistants (M.A.)
  • Registered Nurses (R.N.)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N.)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.)
  • Nurse’s Aid (C.N.A.)
  • Nurse-Midwife (Midwife)
  • Psychologists (PsyD)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (R.C.P.)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (L.M.F.T.)
  • Professional Counselors (P.C.)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (L.C.S.W.)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (L.A.D.C.)
  • Occupational Therapists (O.T.)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistances (O.T.A.)
  • Physical Therapist (P.T.)
  • Physical Therapist Assistants (P.T.A.)
  • Opticians (L.D.O.)
  • Optometrists (O.D.)
  • Phlebotomists (P.B.T.)
  • Dentists (D.D.S. and D.M.D.)
  • Dental Hygienist (R.D.H or L.D.H)
  • Dietician (R.D.)
  • Dietician Technician (D.T.R.)

Protecting Your Healthcare Licenses No Matter the Allegations

We are living in stressful and uncertain times. With the impact of the opioid epidemic, global pandemic, the advent of the telehealth era and the nationwide consolidation of care providers, healthcare professionals are faced with new challenges and pressures. The result is that providers have faced both novel and familiar allegations.

The fundamental question underlying an allegation by the State of Connecticut against a healthcare provider is whether he or she is capable of providing competent and safe healthcare services to the public. The events the trigger this concern, and the corresponding investigation by the Department of Public Health or Department or Consumer Protection are numerous. We have handled them numerous investigations and contested administrative matters before the various Boards and Departments of the State of Connecticut. We have found that some of the more common reasons that healthcare providers may find themselves being investigated, or action being taken against their license, include:

  • Substance abuse and dependency issues that have not been appropriately addressed;
  • Patient abuse;
  • Patient neglect;
  • Boundary issues with patients;
  • Poor record keeping;
  • Negligence;
  • Criminal conduct, whether or not involving the healthcare practice;
  • False or wrongful allegations;

Decades Of Experience Defending Healthcare Licenses

At Brown Paindiris & Scott, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the legal issues and circumstances that surround defending your license and professional reputation before the agencies of the State of Connecticut. Attorney Richard R. Brown is a former assistant attorney general for the state of Connecticut, where his career in administrative law began over 40 years ago. Additionally, his extensive experience in white collar defense and as a former prosecutor creates real advantages for his clients who are seeking the strongest possible defense of their professional licenses.

Attorney Cody N. Guarnieri has devoted his professional career to representing individuals before various state agencies, boards and departments. He has handled contested licensure matters at every stage of the administrative process, as well as in appeals to the Superior Court. He is also highly experienced in defending individuals accused of criminal conduct. He has represented criminal defendants in nearly every court of the State of Connecticut and has handled law enforcement investigations, pretrial processes and jury trials to verdict.

Brown Paindiris & Scott is AV* Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating.