Do Allegations of Medical Malpractice Harm My License to Practice Medicine in Kansas?

Medical malpractice is an area of tort law that addresses the alleged negligence of a physician, and how such alleged negligence caused a patient to suffer injuries.  Such cases can be difficult, and the consequences could harm not only a physician’s reputation, but that physician’s ability to practice medicine in the future.  Depending on the severity of the allegedly negligent conduct in question, and evidence that there was in fact medical malpractice that caused a patient to suffer injuries, a Kansas physician may be able to keep his or her license to practice medicine despite a plaintiff’s success at trial.  Even if a plaintiff receives a settlement or jury verdict, this does not necessarily reflect that the physician’s pattern of practice is to act negligently.  Mistakes happen, but if a particular mistake causes serious harm or death to a patient, the physician’s license to practice medicine could be at risk.

No Two Cases Are Alike

There are Kansas physicians who have been sued multiple times but have still been able to retain their licenses to practice medicine in the state of Kansas.  This is good news for Kansas physicians who strongly belief the alleged medical malpractice is unfounded.  The Kansas Board of Healing Arts evaluates each particular case based on its own unique facts.  If a Kansas physician is facing the possible suspension or revocation of his or her license to practice medicine, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts will take a close look at each allegation of medical malpractice to determine if such allegations, if true, would reflect the physician’s inability to fulfill his or her duties to patients.  As such, one physician’s experience when dealing with medical malpractice allegations cannot be used as the standard case when no two cases are guaranteed to have the same result.

Overcoming Allegations of Medical Malpractice

Many Kansas physicians have fallen victim to false allegations of medical malpractice and/or complaints with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts that have absolutely no merit.  Because an allegation alone can be harmful to your representation, and may result in a disciplinary investigation, you should not hesitate to speak with an attorney who can help you fight false allegations and take all steps possible to keep your license to practice medicine.

Explaining your side of the story to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts with the assistance of your attorney will be your opportunity to prove why you deserve to continue practicing medicine lawfully in the state of Kansas.  Most allegations of misconduct or malpractice across most professions turn out to be unfounded.  While the simple act of receiving a complaint is stressful and frightening, having an understanding that many allegations and complaints to the Kansas professional licensing boards will result in no investigation at all will help you get through a very difficult time.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Hundreds of Kansas physicians face medical malpractice lawsuits for a variety of reasons.  While many lawsuits are unfounded, there are those few that are legitimate cases that call into question a physician’s conduct in one particular situation.  If you are a Kansas physician, and you are concerned about how allegations of medical malpractice could negatively impact your license to practice medicine, you should speak with an experienced Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney right away.  As a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office takes pride in applying her former experience to provide her clients with the best legal representation possible.  If you would like to discuss your situation with Danielle Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353 to schedule your free consultation.