Licensed Medical Professionals

We defend licensed medical professionals: M.D., D.O., Chiropractor, Psychiatrist, Physician Assistant, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Podiatrist

The Rare Moment As A Medical Professional Where You’re The One Who Feels Under A Microscope

Imagine serving in a medical profession where you’ve just been notified or suspect that you are being or will be investigated or suspended. The circumstance may stem from a complaint of alleged misconduct in patient treatment, inappropriate prescribing, billing, staff interactions, or even purely personal matters, such as criminal arrests or convictions, or alcohol or substance use.  Don’t assume you can “explain away” the situation to an employer or investigator.  Medical professionals should take this seriously, because they certainly will.  Remember that it is always ok to ask for time to speak to an attorney to discover your options.  You may have quite the legal battle ahead of you – and even while the case proceeds, you may lose hospital privileges, Medicare provider status, your DEA registration or even your license.

These are just some examples of the challenges medical practitioners can encounter. Whether the matter involves an investigation or a formal hearing, medical professionals still have other forms of adverse consequences they may have to overcome as a result of the cascading effects of an investigation or disciplinary action.

Lillian Walanka is amazing in so many ways! She is truly expert in working with IDFPR, and DEA as well. She knows the people who work at the agency and can give personalized advice about how to work with them, as well as tell some amusing anecdotes. Lillian is warm and compassionate, and has been very understanding when I would break down over the chaos IDFPR and DEA have made of my life. She and I have been working together for five years now, trying to make some sense of the insane demands of IDFPR and DEA, and she has never wavered in being my constant and true advocate. She has also been extremely sympathetic of the financial devastation inflicted on me by these agencies. Further, when I had an unrelated legal concern she went out of her way to find me legal representation for that. I would recommend Lillian Walanka unreservedly to any health care professional who’s having difficulty with the egregious problems that regulatory agencies can inflict on us.

Of course, some cases are less adversarial too.

We welcome healthcare professionals who are applying for licensure or require our help to prepare an application or complete continuing medical education hours. Crick Walanka Law Group can be a much-needed consultant to you in addition to serving as your attorney. Let us help you to navigate the road ahead and ensure your application process goes smoothly.

Your plan starts here. Crick Walanka Law Group provides caring, experienced representation for professionals who are facing:

  • Notice or complaint from a regulatory agency
  • Termination from employment
  • DEA or State investigation of Controlled Substance prescribing
  • Discipline from another state with repercussions in Illinois
  • Criminal arrest or conviction
  • Drug / alcohol treatment
  • Allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Claims of improper billing for treatment
  • Accusations of kickbacks and violations of Medicare statutes
  • Charges of use of prohibited advertising
  • Loss of hospital privileges
  • Among many others

Crick Walanka Law Group: Representing medical professionals

We provide defensive legal services for M.D.s and D.O.s, Chiropractors, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Podiatrists. Schedule a consultation or call us today at (312) 335-8860.

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