California Medical Professional License Defense Attorneys
The Watkins Firm has served the San Diego and Southern California medical and healthcare industry for decades. Our administrative attorneys represent and defend all licensed professionals such as engineers, architects and attorneys, as well as doctors, nurses and medical professionals throughout California who face alcohol and substance abuse or mental health issues.
You may have realized you have a challenge on your own and you’re wondering what to do to protect your license. In other cases, alcohol and drug abuse or mental heal issues have resulted in an investigation or disciplinary action. What should you do to protect your license and professional livelihood?
Alcohol addiction, substance abuse and mental health issues can be frightening and confusing for any medical professional. The Watkins Firm wants you to know you are not alone and we have helped other professionals just like you to get through these challenges while protecting your license.
California Alcohol and Substance Abuse Lawyers Representing California Professionals
Alcoholism, substance abuse and other chemical addiction issues are common causes of disciplinary actions against professionals across the State of California. No effect on the professional’s job performance is necessary for a Medical Board or licensing agency to require the professional to take certain steps to protect or keep his or her license.
The majority of our clients have never faced Board discipline. Most are good people and solid professionals who suffer from health challenges and/or chemical dependency. We have helped many professionals with alcohol and drug issues with their licensing Boards. We want to be there to help you through this.
Mental illness is most often not something which can be prevented, but it is often manageable with treatment. If you are facing disciplinary action from your professional Board involving accusations of mental illness issues, we can and will help.
Your licensing Board or agency and the attorneys at the Watkins Firm all understand that there are treatment strategies for most mental health issues.
We work with you to develop, implement and document a strategy to get things back on track and give your professional licensing agency the confidence to work with us to get you back into practice.
You can’t go into alcohol and substance abuse or mental health issues alone. The professional license defense attorneys at the Watkins Firm will stand by you and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
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How Can The Watkins Firm Help to Protect Your Professional License?
The solution to these challenges is based in our experience and understanding of the process as well as the requirements of our State’s professional licensing boards. We work with you to develop and implement a plan which will help to resolve this situation.
As your legal representative the Watkins Firm can help to:
- Understand the implications of these issues upon your professional license
- Help to identify the first steps of assessment, evaluation and treatment
- Explore non-disciplinary options and programs which work in conjunction with your licensing agency to provide recovery while protecting your license
- Document the treatment steps you have taken and your resulting recovery
- Aggressively represent and protect your interests in any related investigation or hearing process
- Assistance with Professional License Reinstatement
We know you are very concerned about your licensed and may be a bit frightened or concerned about the process surrounding your license. We will be with you at every step to provide sound counsel, support and strong legal representation.
Contact Proven Licensed Professional Alcohol and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues Attorneys
Are you searching for a proven San Diego professional license defense attorney and a firm who has represented the medical and healthcare industries for more than 30 years here in San Diego and Southern California?
We are here to help you. We will work together to develop a strategy to defend you against accusations, work through the peer review or hearing process and ultimately achieve the most positive outcome possible.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 today for a free, private and confidential consultation.