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Our Attorneys Protect Healthcare Providers’ Integrity in California Medical Board Administrative Actions Defense

Representing medical entities and professionals in grievance complaints proceedings

After devoting your education and training to your chosen medical occupation, suddenly having to defend yourself against a patient grievance can be a disheartening experience. Furthermore, the complaint can take up valuable time, resources and attention better spent on patient care.

Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay dedicates our entire Los Angeles-area practice to medical malpractice defense. Our attorneys draw upon a century and half of experience when aggressively representing professionals and facilities in civil lawsuits and California licensing proceedings. Healthcare providers have the right to defend themselves against claims of negligence, especially when their reputations and medical licenses are at stake. When you face allegations of wrongdoing, our firm advocates on your behalf and makes sure you are treated justly during administrative hearings.

California licensing boards

The California Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Department of Public Health are responsible for licensing and regulating certain professions. Within these agencies, various boards handle the specific medical professionals and facilities that fall under their jurisdictions. Our attorneys defend clients unyieldingly in administrative proceedings before each of these boards. Depending on your particular license, you may appear before any of the following agencies to defend your license:

  • The Medical Board of California
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
  • Board of Optometry
  • Physical Therapy Board of California
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • California Board of Psychology
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Dental Board of California
  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California
  • Licensing & Certification Division of CDPH
  • Department of Managed Health Care
  • Department of Insurance

The Medical Board of California complaints

The Medical Board of California handles complaints against physicians, surgeons, midwives, opticians and other healthcare professionals. Common claims allege that negligence resulted in the following:

  • Substandard care, such as misdiagnosis, negligent treatment or delay in treatment
  • Prescription issues, such as violating drug laws or prescribing excessive or insufficient dosages of medications
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Impairment by drugs, alcohol, mental functioning or physical ability
  • Unlicensed practice of medicine
  • Unprofessional conduct involving breach of patient confidentiality, record alteration, a fraudulent insurance scheme, deceptive advertising or criminal conduct
  • Office practice problems, such as failure to provide patients with medical records or a signed death certificate or patient abandonment

Obtain a strong defense when your medical license is on the line

Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay defends medical professionals and entities in California administrative proceedings. Call our firm at 909.476.2662 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our experienced lawyers. Located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15 and close to the Ontario International Airport, our Los Angeles-area law firm represents medical care providers throughout Southern California, including Riverside and San Bernardino counties.