Chapman Law Group is dedicated to the defense of all nursing professionals: Registered Nurses (RN), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Midwives (CNM), etc. We are the voice of the defense industry, representing the interests of healthcare providers accused of medical malpractice, civil rights violations (42 § USC 1983), administrative hearings and professional licensing matters
Chapman Law Group appreciates the hard work and selfless sacrifices in being a professional medical provider. We fight aggressively to protect the reputation, assets and careers of our clients, and help alleviate the stress involved in defending nurse licensing claims that are often unfounded.
The complaint process starts with the filing of a complaint by a former patient, colleague or other interested person with the Department of Health (DOH) for Florida licensing issues or the Department of Community Health (MDCH) for Michigan related licensing issues. The agency assigns an investigator. The investigator usually has nothing more than the complaint to go on. He/she will call or write attempting to set up a meeting. Caution, before you meet with anyone, consult a nurse licensing attorney at Chapman Law Group for proper legal representation. There is often a very short time frame for the nursing professional to obtain legal counsel to evaluate the issues before the investigator seeks authority to file a complaint or an administrative hearing is scheduled. Many nursing professionals attempt to resolve nurse licensing issues on their own. While there may be no validity to the complaint, the risk of potential sanctions far outweighs the cost of hiring an attorney. Often an experienced attorney can help achieve a dismissal or greatly reduce sanctions.
As with medical malpractice and civil rights matters, nursing license issues and administrative hearings require a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience with issues surrounding the standard of care, legal duties and ethics. Ron Chapman and his staff of attorneys and assistants in Michigan and Florida have over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry helping medical professionals defeat baseless accusations that threaten their profession, integrity and livelihood.
If you have received a letter from the Michigan or Florida Department of Health (DOH or MDCH), Nursing Board, or are aware of an investigation into your conduct, we urge you to call us immediately. We can help you determine the best course of action and, if necessary, represent you before the Nursing Board or administrative hearing.