Healthcare and medical professionals operate within a tightly regulated environment. Violations of standards of conduct can produce ramifications that end careers, compromise quality of care and even risk patients’ lives.
When faced with allegations of misconduct, health industry practitioners need a serious, high-quality defence. At Neuberger & Partners LLP, we can step in and act as a protective barrier to help you face an investigation by your profession’s governing body.
Act Expediently To Manage Your Exposure To Risk
We are a premium Toronto law firm with deep experience in the niche area of regulatory investigations. Throughout our years of practice advising medical practitioners through disciplinary investigations, we have seen the benefits and wisdom of seeking early legal intervention.
Once retained, you gain the benefit of solicitor-client privilege. Information and communications you share with us remain confidential. Our lawyers can then advise you on how to interact with your licensing body — advising you on what to say to support your case and how to avoid self-incriminating pitfalls.
Legal Support With Sensitivity And Dignity
Our lawyers have thorough knowledge of healthcare disciplinary bodies. We have successfully* defended a wide variety of clients including:
- Doctors and physicians
- Massage therapists, physiotherapists and other paramedical practitioners
We understand the issues and circumstances that may precipitate behaviours leading to professional complaints. Many of our clients face tremendous pressures during the course of their duties and lapse into conduct such as:
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Sexual misconduct
- Allegations related to assault, violence or battery
- Misrepresentation and negligence
Whether your case is isolated to professional discipline or it progresses into criminal proceedings or a civil suit, our lawyers can advise you throughout the various legal processes. We understand the seriousness of your situation. Our defence is aimed at helping you eliminate or mitigate the potential risk to your reputation, means of livelihood and years invested into your career.
Solid Legal Defence To Face Disciplinary Investigations
Backed by both length and breadth of experience, our legal team takes a thorough, comprehensive and collaborative approach to professional discipline cases. We can provide the calibre of defence you need to address and effectively resolve any complaint or allegation of misconduct.
When you turn to us for help, we will:
- Investigate the facts and validity of the complaint
- Identify key issues — both legal and practical
- Isolate and prepare arguments and evidence
- Gain expert testimony from secondary professionals such as in the fields of toxicology, psychology and technology
- Prepare you to testify and face cross-examination
- Negotiate for sanctions and consequences
Obtain A Professional Case Review
By seeking an early legal opinion, you put yourself in a position to gain needed support and guidance throughout the investigative process. We can answer your questions and provide you with legal options and a defence strategy. Email us or call our office at 416-364-3111 to arrange an appointment with our lawyers.
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.