Case Result: In Successfully Contending Noncompliance by Patient and Neurosurgeon Being Within Standard of Care, Administrative Complaint Ends in Dismissal

Professional:
Neurosurgeon

Primary issue:
In an administrative complaint, client neurosurgeon was accused of negligence and incompetence. The allegations came from a patient, who claimed that the neurosurgeon had failed to timely diagnose and treat a spinal infection, leading to additional hospitalization and surgery.

Argument:
Our Michigan healthcare regulatory and licensing lawyers filed a response and worked with the neurosurgeon to obtain six supportive expert opinions and extensive additional medical records. We demonstrated repeated non-compliance by the patient; provided published studies showing that the neurosurgeon’s treatment was fully within the standard of care; and offered supportive letters from the neurosurgeon’s staff regarding their interactions and conversations with the patient.

Result:
Following a lengthy compliance conference with the chairman of the Board of Medicine, which included a PowerPoint presentation, the Board dismissed the administrative complaint.

Areas of Law:
Healthcare Licensing
Professional Licensing Defense
Administrative Hearings and Complaints

Disclaimer:
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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Aaron J. Kemp

Senior Attorney

Chairperson of Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Michigan Office
1441 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: (248) 644-6326

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