Palm Beach defense lawyer alerts law officers arrested Madison County doctor. Florida doc arrested on charges of illegally obtaining and using pain/sleep drugs
November 19, 2008, Madison County, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A West Palm Beach, Floirda criminal lawyer claims it is unfortunate when health professionals in our communities are arrested and charged with prescription drug crimes. Dr. Michael Stick, a former licensed physician in Northern Florida, was being investigated by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Health, United States government Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
According to the FDLE, Dr. Stick, obtained 1,500 Hydrocodone pills and more than 600 Ambien pills over two years to self-medicate for pain and sleep. The legal informers at JusticeNewsFlash.com discovered Stick was charged with the following crimes according to Florida law enforcement officials:
-1 count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance
-3 counts of obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud
-6 counts of practicing a health care profession without a license.
JusticeNewsFlash.com health-law news informers urge professionals with an addiction problem leading to criminal activity/drug related injuries to seek out a skilled South Florida criminal lawyer with a law firm specializing in criminal defense of a doctor or health care professional. An informed West Palm Beach, Florida criminal attorney may help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, attain the medical and psychological help you need, keep you from causing further personal injury to yourself and innocent American consumers, and help you return to being an active law abiding citizen again.
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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.