TT&H Attorney Matt Ridley Successfully Represents Physicians in Medical License Reinstatement Actions and Board Investigations
April 29, 2022
In recent months, two physicians represented by TT&H Attorney Matt Ridley had their licenses to practice reinstated by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine. One of the two physicians had been on probationary status for six years after being disciplined in the State of New York, while the other had been indefinitely suspended from practicing since 2009 following criminal convictions. In both cases, upon Matt’s formal Petitions, the Board determined that the physicians had appropriately rehabilitated themselves and were now fit to resume the practice of medicine.
Over this same period of time, Matt also defended three other providers in Pennsylvania against investigations by the Department of State, with all three investigations being closed without prosecution. The first investigation involved a provider who had been accused of accessing patient medical records without authorization. The second investigation involved a provider who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a patient. The third investigation concerned a provider who had allegedly failed to timely complete a certificate of death. In each case, following interviews of the providers defended by Matt, and after review of Matt’s compelling written submissions, the Prosecution Division determined that no further action was warranted.
Finally, Matt also recently defended a Pennsylvania doctor in two separate investigations by the North Carolina Medical Board. The investigations stemmed from malpractice settlement payments, without fault of the physician, related to a patient who lost use of an arm following severe burns, as well as a second patient who died due to a bowel obstruction. In light of Matt’s written submissions to the North Carolina Board, which included high-level explanations of the medical care involved and business reasons for the settlement payments, the Board closed the investigations without further action.
Questions about these matters can be directed to Matt Ridley at (717) 255-7239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.