Salvaging your Medical Practice and Reputation After a Patient Accuses you of a Crime

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you run a medical practice and are accused of a crime by a patient, you might worry that your reputation, and thus the practice's reputation, are in jeopardy. The truth is, if your reputation suffers, so does your ability to make ends meet and help your staff put food on their tables. The best thing you can do is reach out to an attorney from the moment you are accused to mitigate any negative consequences that accusation may have. Below we discuss the three things you can do to repair your practice and your personal reputation.

Get Ahead of the Issue

As we said above, getting advice from an attorney right away will ensure you hit the ground running. A good criminal attorney will know exactly how to attack the accusation, potentially having the charges dropped or lessened prior to a trial. Additionally, by coming up with your defense early, you will feel more confident in your ability to get through this tense period of time.

Talk to Your Staff

Your staff is the backbone of your office. If they hear of your criminal charges, but you haven't spoken to them about the issue, they might start to believe it's true. Before things get out of hand, sit down with your staff and discuss what happened. Reassure them that everything is okay and nothing will change. By giving them the story upfront, they will know how to speak to inquiring patients without running the risk of saying something out of turn.

Continue to Behave as a Strong Leader

This is your personal reputation and the reputation of your medical practice. You worked hard for your medical degree and even harder to build this practice up. After a criminal accusation, it is imperative that you continue to act as the strong leader you are. Do not let these accusations overwhelm you and prevent you from practicing good medicine. If that happens, an accident could occur, opening you up for further medical malpractice and litigation.

You don't need to behave as if nothing has happened but tap into the most confident version of yourself and continue to show up for your staff and patients.

How A Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

If you have been accused of a criminal offense by a patient, you must get ahead of the issue by reaching out to an attorney from the moment you are arrested. By being proactive, you can get ahead of the rumor mill and prevent any unnecessary damage to your practice's reputation. Call 888-535-3686 today or schedule a consultation online.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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