Physicians and other medical professionals have very unique to their profession issues that a lawyer needs to be aware of when advocating for them. For instance, physicians have to go through when difficult issues arise in the workplace, whether based on their behavior or their clinical care, have to go through a process known as peer review. Now, that process has a lot of different steps to it. It’s usually governed by the bylaws or the policies of the organization where the physician is employed.
And there are … through every step of that process, they need a lawyer that understands how to advocate for them most effectively, both internally, in the peer review process that the physician is being subjected to, to try to get the best result possible. But when that can’t be achieved, they need a lawyer that understands what legal claims can be asserted on their behalf if adverse action is taken against them. If reports are made about them to the national practitioner data bank, or the licensing board.
They need a lawyer that understands every step of that process. And they need a lawyer most importantly that understands that when they’re being discriminated against, when they’re being retaliated against, when provisions of their contract aren’t being honored, we’ll pursue those legal claims not only internally through the peer review process, but externally, to avoid bad things happening to them, or to get accountability and get compensation when that happens.
About Larry Schaefer
Lawrence P. Schaefer has earned the respect of judges and other lawyers for his thorough and aggressive client advocacy in negotiation and litigation. He focuses exclusively on representing people who have been subject to employment discrimination at work. Larry serves as the firm’s President and head of litigation. Learn more >
About Toni Halleen
Toni has practiced employment law since graduating from law school in 1988. The field appeals to her because in our society, our jobs can be core to our identity and well-being. Even in her early years in the 70s and 80s, Toni remembers being drawn to ideals of justice, fairness, and social equality in attending anti-discrimination marches, participating in school activism, and admiring the political satire of the Smothers Brothers (and others). Learn more >