Case Result: Doctor Falsely Accused by PRN of Relapsing Has Her Case Dismissed

Areas of Law:
Healthcare Licensing
Professional Licensing Defense
Professionals Resource Network (PRN)
Substance Abuse Matters
Administrative Hearings and Complaints


Primary Issue:

Our doctor client had been participating in the PRN for several years when she asked PRN to terminate her contract early. PRN scheduled her for an evaluation to determine if she was eligible for early termination. Despite having over eight years sober, and all her other drug test coming back negative, the doctor’s PEth test (which detects and grossly quantifies a person’s use of alcohol in a variety of security, medical, and legal environments) was positive for alcohol at levels that indicated binge drinking. Accordingly, PRN would not consent to the early termination of her contract.

The doctor then contacted us at Chapman Law Group. At our direction, our client submitted to a polygraph test, commonly known as a lie detector test. The polygraph test indicated no deception when our client was asked whether she had consumed alcohol. We advised our client to terminate her contract with PRN. PRN subsequently reported our client to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).

Result: Case Dismissed
Chapman Law Group submitted the results of our client’s polygraph to the DOH along with letters from her medical providers attesting to her fitness to practice. The Probable Cause Panel considered this evidence and dismissed the complaint made by PRN to the DOH.

This information is a sample of our past results. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results. Every case is different and each case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. The circumstances of your case may differ from the results provided. The information provided has not been reviewed or approved by the State Bar.

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Case Lawyers

Sara A. Bazzigaluppi


Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, Civil Litigation

Sarasota Office
6841 Energy Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 893-3449

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