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Allegations of sexual misconduct and one’s medical license

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2020 | Medical Licensing

In terms of one’s career, allegations of sexual misconduct are very powerful and often have the potential to completely derail a career that one has worked so hard to build. This is especially true for those whose job responsibilities put them in potentially sensitive situations from time to time, such as medical professionals who have to provide patients with various forms of care. Unfortunately, some medical professionals have been falsely accused of sexual misconduct and other forms of mistreatment, which has cost them their medical license and completely jeopardized their career. At the Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn, we know how tough this is for medical professionals in Pennsylvania and we strive to provide people in this position with helpful information.

When these allegations arise, people often take the word of the person who is filing a complaint over the word of those who are accused. Medical professionals who are accused of mistreating a patient, especially if the accusations are sexual in nature, often have a very hard time defending themselves and a very harsh stigma surrounds these allegations. Not only could such a case cause a medical professional to lose his or her license, but it often spells disaster in terms of their ability to work in this field ever again.

There are various reasons why people falsely accuse medical professionals of sexual misconduct. Sometimes, a patient may simply want to get revenge or bring down a successful person, while in other cases patients may have false memories or confusion. Browse our site to read more about medical license defense.