A complaint for substandard care can arise from variety of sources, from a patient or a patient's family who are upset with the quality of their treatment, as a result of a hospital staff complaint or following a peer review investigation. Regardless of the source, however, such complaints to the Medical Board can significantly affect your reputation and your career.
Steven Kabler, a shareholder of Miller|Kabler, P.C, is a Denver attorney managing substandard care complaint defense for physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurses, psychologists and other licensed health care professionals throughout the state of Colorado. Steve brings more than 18 years of experience litigating cases involving health care and insurance matters, both as a former Senior Assistant Attorney General prosecuting complaints for the Medical Board as well as a private health care defense lawyer.
Strong Defense Against Substandard Care Complaints
A complaint of substandard care does not necessarily determine whether substandard care was actually given, and the Medical Board may choose not to take disciplinary action. However, it may investigate after receiving several reports of adverse outcomes involving one doctor or hospital. Alternatively, your hospital may choose to initiate an internal review or peer review following a failed or faulty procedure, or if it finds worrying trends or patterns of unsafe behavior. We assist health care providers in defending their rights against disciplinary actions for:
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Misreading X-rays or test results
- Errors in procedure or practice
- Over-prescribing medications
- Prescribing the wrong medications
- Ordering nonessential tests or performing unnecessary procedures
- Performing the wrong procedure
The outcomes of a Medical Board investigation or peer review can result in serious consequences, including the limitation or loss on your hospital privileges, participation in a physician assistance program, having the complaint reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, or more severe actions. As your advocate, we seek to identify early opportunities for resolution that maintain your interests and protect your rights.
We can also assist you in protecting your right to challenge the loss of your privileges or your license if you have been the victim of false allegations or a faulty review process.
Contact A Colorado Springs Physician Peer Review Defense Attorney
To discuss your case with Steven Kabler, contact us online or call 800-507-2168.