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Gaining License Back after Malpractice can be Difficult

When a doctor loses his or her medical license, it’s a very serious matter. A medical professional has to have committed serious acts of negligence or ethics in order for something so drastic to happen. Sometimes a physician can appeal the decision of having their license to practice medicine revoked and can be successfully reinstated.

This is what happened when a doctor was denied a rehearing by the Texas Medical Board after he lost his license for alleged negligence and several incidents of sexual relations with his patients.

According to those familiar with the matter, Dr. Douglas Shelton allegedly failed to meet the standard of care during two surgeries that led to complications. Dr. Shelton was sued for malpractice and his medical license was revoked.

Shelton had filed for a rehearing on July 1st before the medical board but was denied. His license is still in revoked status.

Shelton may appeal the decision in district court at a later date.

Every patient has the right to quality healthcare being given by their physician or healthcare facility or hospital. Healthcare providers are required to adhere to a set of standards of care and when it comes to matters of behavior and ethics. Most doctors and healthcare providers adhere to these standards. However, those who don’t should be held accountable for their actions.

If you believe that you or a loved one believes they has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or other medical related personal injury, contact the law offices of Bottar Leone, PLLC today. We will take the time to carefully evaluate your claim. Call us today in order to schedule a free initial consultation. You may contact us at our toll free number (888) 979-1689, or at (315) 313-6809, or reach us by email at