Indiana Nurse Attorney Expands Her Practice Nationwide

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Lorie Brown battles a grave misconception in the healthcare community and offers tips to healthcare providers.

Nurse Attorney Lorie Brown RN, MN, JD, is expanding her local legal practice to help healthcare providers nationwide. Brown Law Office, PC was established in 1999 and the majority of clients they represent, both in Indiana and Illinois, are healthcare providers at risk of losing their license. As a nurse for over 30 years and an attorney for 23 years, Ms. Brown has the necessary insider experience to help healthcare providers protect their license and their career.

Healthcare providers across the country are under a grave misconception, Ms. Brown explains. “Unfortunately, every day many healthcare providers appear before the Board without an attorney. They go into it trusting it will all work out, not realizing that the Board acts as a tribunal to determine the future of their license. The sad reality is that there are scenarios in which they are incorrectly and unnecessarily disciplined. In the past 30 years we’ve seen healthcare providers brought before the Board for reasons large and small.” Another misconception is that healthcare providers are only brought before the Board if there is a concern of substance abuse. This is not true.

What most healthcare providers don’t understand is that a Board matter is a legal process called administrative law. Ms. Brown explains that there are degrees of trouble: “There are criminal matters in which jail time is a possibility and one’s actual freedom is at stake, civil matters like medical malpractice where money damages is owed, and administrative matters where one’s license and ability to practice healthcare may be curtailed in some way. You should look for an attorney that regularly practices before the Healthcare/ Professional Licensing Boards to assist you.”

By co-counseling with attorneys and other nurse attorneys throughout the country, Ms. Brown ensures that healthcare providers nationwide get the legal support they desperately need. Brown Law Office PC is prepared to help healthcare providers when their license appears at risk, when they’re worried about renewing their license and when they need professional legal representation at a board hearing.

Ms. Brown is passionate about educating healthcare providers, particularly nurses, on how to proactively protect their career. In 2012, she founded Empowered Nurses (ENO), an organization designed to help nurses with resources, tips, strategies and tools for empowerment. She’s also written a book on these issues, Law And Order For Nurses: The Easy Way to Protect Your License and Your Livelihood. Just this month she launched a new website, http://www.brownlaw1.com, where people can request a free audio CD, "What Happens If I Get Called Before The Board?"

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