If you are a doctor, dentist, medical professional, veterinarian, psychologist or insurance company professional, you may spend your entire career trying to help others. Unfortunately, that does not prevent you from facing a lawsuit or allegations of misconduct. This can affect your standing with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and you could even face losing your license. Fortunately, experienced IDFPR attorneys are able to provide assistance to professionals facing the loss of their license.
Complaints to the IDFPR
An investigation by the IDFPR typically begins when someone files a complaint against you. If you know that your customer is unhappy, you should try to work with them to avoid potential complaints to the IDFPR. However, not all customers are going to have reasonable demands, and they make complaints to the IDFPR regardless of your attempts to appease them.
Investigations by the IDFPR
Following a complaint, the IDFPR will launch an investigation. Once you are contacted and notified that you are under investigation, you should immediately seek the help of an IDFPR license attorney in Chicago. Your attorney can help you gather evidence so that your disputes can be resolved quickly. This can help save you time and money.
Conferences and Hearings
The first step after an investigation is a “conference” held by the IDFPR. This conference can result in dismissal of complaints, suspensions and censure. If the complaints are serious enough, you may have to proceed to a formal hearing. Both the conference and the hearing can result in the loss of your license, and you should have a qualified attorney with you.
The Zimmerman Law Offices offer IDFPR license attorneys in Chicago and can be contacted online.