Drew Capuder represents doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals in litigation and in disputes with professional licensing boards in West Virginia.
Hospitals and other medical providers, with increasing frequency, are filing complaints against doctors and nurses with the relevant licensing boards. The licensing boards have far-reaching powers to limit and even revoke the licenses of health care professionals. Complaint and grievance proceedings can be intimating to the health care professional. The licensing boards even have the power to force the doctor or nurse to submit to medical and psychiatric examination. Mr. Capuder helps health care professionals defend themselves in the complaint/grievance proceedings. That help includes preparation of appropriate response documents and attendance at meetings and hearings.
Mr. Capuder also represents doctors and nurses in “whistle blower” litigation involving an increasingly common scenario — the doctor or nurse complains about patient care or compliance issues at a hospital, and the hospital retaliates by firing the doctor or nurse. The firing sometimes is accompanied by a complaint being sent to the licensing board.