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Chapman Law Group has been representing nurses for over 25 years. We represent nurses throughout Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Idaho, and Colorado, and offices in Sarasota, Hollywood, Miami, Columbus, and Troy. We have helped thousands of nurses with matters such as:

  • Disciplinary actions: suspensions, revocations, restrictions, administrative complaints, BON and ALJ hearings, investigations, appeals, modifications, etc.
  • Licensure issues: denials, renewals issues, difficulty obtaining a license, reporting convictions, etc.
  • Criminal actions: DUI, drug diversion, prescription fraud, theft, assault, etc.
  • Impairment program matters: HPRP, IPN, and OPHP
  • Professional liability: negligence
  • Correctional health care issues: deliberate indifference, malpractice, etc.
  • Employment issues: employment contract review, credentialing, termination, harassment claims, disciplinary action, retaliation, etc.
  • Business matters: practice start-up and acquisition, contract review, etc.

Chapman Law Group has teams of lawyers dedicated to certain areas of health care law, including licensure, criminal, and negligence. This allows our lawyers to gain a great deal of experience and knowledge of specific areas of law that impact nurses. Given that most legal issues against nurses will have some effect on licensure and employment, our teams of criminal defense, negligence, and licensure lawyers work together on each case to ensure that the initial legal issues are handled in such a way as to minimize the negative impact on the nurse’s career. We believe this dedication to specific areas of health law and collaboration of lawyers better protects nurses and allows for cost savings.

Licensure

Nurses invest a significant amount of time and money into their education and training and rely on their license to earn a living. When a disciplinary, employment or criminal action is taken against a nurse, it jeopardizes their license. Therefore, our lawyers for nurses to fight aggressively to help nurses protect their license, career, and freedom.

Our licensure lawyers for nurses assist hundreds of nurses yearly with disciplinary matters that threaten their license. Our lawyers represent nurses daily before the nursing boards, administrative courts, and state licensing departments (LARA, DOH, ODH). Our lawyers for nurses have a great deal of experience with common disciplinary matters, including:

Our licensure lawyers also have experience handling more complex disciplinary actions against nurses, such as criminal prescription fraud and drug distribution charges.
Our lawyers for nurses also help nurses who have difficulty obtaining or renewing a nursing license. Often these issues are related to prior criminal convictions, disciplinary action, or relinquishment.

Negligence

Our negligence lawyers have significant experience defending nurses and physicians accused of negligence and malpractice in areas like Detroit, Columbus, and Miami. For over 20 years we have been representing nurses working in the corrections industry. Our lawyers have also worked with many of the leading malpractice insurers to defend health professionals against malpractice actions.

Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense lawyers are unique in that they only represent health care providers. Their combined knowledge and experience in criminal law and health care law allows them to handle the most complex cases against physicians. Our lawyers represent doctors facing felony charges related to health care, such as drug trafficking, drug diversion, criminal health care fraud and sexual misconduct involving a patient(s). Our lawyers for doctors also defend against DUI, assault, shoplifting, and other criminal charges that can threaten a doctor’s medical license, DEA Registration and CMS enrollment. Our criminal attorneys not only work hard to defend doctors during criminal action, they also work hard to reduce the collateral consequences that can result from a criminal conviction or mere allegation of criminal wrongdoing (i.e. disciplinary action, loss of employment, credentialing and staff privileges denials, NPDB reports, OIG exclusion, DEA registration revocation). See also Criminal Defense for Physicians.

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