LDM Successfully Defend Physician’s Assistant in License Revocation Hearing

LDM attorneys last week secured the dismissal of a disciplinary action against a physician’s assistant who practices in Lincoln, NE.  The Petition for Disciplinary Action alleged that the physician’s assistant had practiced while her ability to practice was impaired by prescription medication, had improperly treated family members, and had failed to keep appropriate records of patient treatment.  Bill Lamson, Bill Settles and Denise Destache disputed these allegations in a contested case hearing before the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  The State sought permanent revocation of the physician’s assistant’s license.  Yesterday, the Chief Medical Officer of the Nebraska DHHS issued an order finding in favor of the physician’s assistant and dismissing the Petition for Disciplinary Action in its entirety.  This was a significant victory for both the physician’s assistant and the Firm.