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Chicago Attorneys Representing Nursing Professionals

The attorneys at Zimmerman Law Offices are well versed with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and any licensing or regulatory enforcement matters for advanced practice nurses, licensed practical nurses, and registered professional nurses. If you are a nursing professional who needs legal representation for obtaining or renewing your license or defending your license, Zimmerman Law Offices are here to help.

Obtain Your License

Are you looking for legal assistance for obtaining a professional license in nursing? Perhaps you are looking to renew your license. Section 1300.130 of the Illinois Administrative Code sets forth the continuing education requirements for renewal of the different nursing licenses. It’s important to be familiar with your professional regulations and applicant responsibilities. The attorneys at the Zimmerman Law Offices are well versed in the regulations for both obtaining a license and renewing a license.

Fight Against Complaints

If there is a threat against your professional nursing license, we understand that you will want the best attorneys defending your professional reputation. The attorneys at Zimmerman Law Offices deal with these matters on a daily basis. Since 1996, attorney Thomas Zimmerman has successfully resolved a wide array of complex legal issues involving nursing professional misconduct, such as:

  • Impairment due to alcohol abuse
  • Diversion of narcotics
  • Misrepresenting information on a license application
  • Failure to supervise staff
  • Failure to report employment termination to the IDFPR

Contact Our Firm

If you are serious about defending your license and protecting your career, please contact the Zimmerman Law Offices. We help people get licensed, and defend clients of all industries against charges of ethics violations, fraud or professional misconduct. Set up a free, confidential consultation today by calling 1-877-440-0020.


Nurse Storms Out of the Operating Room During an Operation

A registered professional nurse was working as the circulating nurse in the operating room (OR) during a surgery. The surgeon was extremely rude and insulting to her, and she stormed out of the OR half-way through the surgery because she was in extreme emotional distress due to his behavior. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) accused the nurse of unprofessional conduct and patient abandonment. We successfully defended on the basis that a medical assistant remained in the OR to perform all of the circulating duties for the duration of the surgery, there was no danger to the patient, and there were no complications during or after the surgery. Additionally, we argued that the code of ethics actually required the nurse to leave the OR, as she was unable to perform her duties due to her emotional distress. The IDFPR closed the file with no discipline taken against the nurse.


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