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Physician license defense: Conflicting testimonies

| Apr 12, 2019 | Medical Licensing

Any Pennsylvania physician accused of unprofessional conduct on the job is guaranteed an opportunity to deny the allegations. Successful physician license defense often helps resolve such issues. Some situations are more complex than others, as made evident by a case in another state where conflicting testimonies have been given to the court.

On one side is a woman who claims that a doctor sexually assaulted her during a medical procedure. Investigators say the woman agreed to wear a wire to help gather evidence in her case. On the other side, however, is a medical assistant who was nearby when the supposed abuse took place. The assistant says the patient never complained about any misconduct; in fact, she scheduled a routine follow-up appointment.

It would be logical to assume that a patient who had been physically or sexually assaulted by a licensed physician would not want to return to his or her office for care in the future. Witness testimony in this case appears to lean in the doctor’s favor. However, it is not the first time his professionalism has been called into question.

There are several other past instances where the doctor was blamed for disregarding protocol and accepted safety standards in the medical industry, in particular those pertaining to opioid prescriptions. A defense attorney advocating on the doctor’s behalf said the medical board is attempting to make current methods of care applicable to cases that occurred years ago. He also explained that this is unfair, as such methods have greatly changed, especially concerning opioid prescriptions. Anyone in Pennsylvania in need of physician license defense regarding similar issues may request a consultation with a medical licensing attorney.