Case Result: Nurse Falsely Accused of Stealing Drugs Has Suspension Overturned

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Primary Issue:
Our client, a CRNA, was falsely accused of stealing large amounts of drugs (a strong narcotic) and using it while at work. CRNA failed a drug test, was terminated for stealing drugs (drug diversion), and her license was subsequently suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). In addition, she received an administrative complaint alleging drug diversion, negligence and incompetence in violation of MCL 333.16221.

We petitioned for dissolution of the summary suspension of her nursing license and were granted a hearing before an administrative law judge. At the hearing, we vigorously cross-examined the employer regarding their policies, procedures, observations, and lack of evidence. As a result of our efforts, we were able to obtain a directed verdict, meaning that the judge decided in our favor at the close of the state’s case. The CRNA was permitted to return to practice that day as a result of the judge’s order.

Benefits of Using Chapman Law Group:
Cases like this prove the need for a strong litigator and advocate in the courtroom during licensing proceedings. Ronald W. Chapman II and our health law team have achieved directed verdicts in a large number of summary suspension cases as a result of meticulous cross-examination of state witnesses. Ron’s strong background in criminal law and trial advocacy, fused with his knowledge of medicine, documentation, and health professional licensing, make him an excellent advocate in the courtroom for health professionals facing criminal and administrative issues.

Areas of Law:
Nursing License Defense
Drug Diversion
Summary Suspension of Nursing License
Administrative Hearings and Complaints
Criminal Defense
Healthcare Fraud and Prescription Fraud

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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Ronald W. Chapman II, LL.M.

Chairperson of White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

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

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