Kansas Professionals – What You Should Know About Misrepresentation

Most businesses have turned to the internet for advertising, as people often search google to find a doctor, pharmacist, attorney, or other Kansas professional. While the internet has proved to be useful for businesses and has helped professionals grow, there are also downsides that can lead to the detriment of Kansas professionals. Any information that you advertise to patients or clients on your website must be accurate. Individuals looking at your website may believe you are an expert in a particular field because of the way you advertise your services.

For example, if you are looking for a doctor who alleges to specialize in treating migraines, but that doctor does not have any special training or degree to substantiate the specialty, that doctor may be accused of misrepresentation. While this doctor may have extensive experience with treating migraines, and has done endless research, without a degree or certificate relating to the specialty, that doctor may be representing to potential patients that he or she is an expert or specialist in the area of migraine headaches, and that such a specialty typically requires a degree or certificate. Because most people receive information from the internet, wording is very important. A few words could change the meaning or interpretation of the description of a professional’s specialty. Therefore, in order to avoid accusations of misrepresentation, it is essential that all information communicated through the internet is valid.

Consequences of Misrepresentation

Whether intended or not, if a professional misrepresents his or her qualifications to a potential patient or client, and that person is injured or harmed in some way, the professional may be held responsible for any injuries or monetary harm suffered by the individual. Using the example above regarding the migraine specialist, if this specialist used manual techniques to relieve migraines, such as massaging or pushing on the head or neck in some way, and the patient is injured, that doctor may be liable for those injuries if he or she has no degree or certification authorizing the use of manual treatment for migraines.

If accused of misrepresentation and the Kansas professional board wishes to bring disciplinary action against you, it is important that you have a skilled Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney by your side to defend your rights and help you keep your professional license. Your version of the facts must be presented for you to have a fair proceeding, and your attorney will ensure that you have a well-prepared case to help reach a positive result.

More often than not, Kansas professionals have no intention of misrepresenting themselves, but because of how information is communicated through the internet, and other media outlets, it is understandable how prospective patients or clients could misinterpret what is being represented to them. As such, it is important to speak with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney who can explain what steps you should take to avoid being subject to disciplinary proceedings.

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

If you are a Kansas professional, whether a physician, attorney, pharmacist, veterinarian, or any other professional, and your professional license is at risk, you should consult with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney right away. Being accused of misrepresentation creates feelings of stress, anxiety, and a feeling of helplessness. Simply being accused of misconduct does not prove anything. You have an opportunity to present your own version of the facts to your professional disciplinary board. In order to understand what misrepresentation means, and what you can do to avoid being accused of misrepresentation, contact Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office to discuss your situation. Danielle Sanger is a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas and devotes her law practice to helping Kansas professionals keep their licenses and fight disciplinary charges or complaints. To schedule your free consultation with Danielle Sanger, contact us today by calling (785) 979-4353.