Giacchino v. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Medical Disciplinary Board

R. Tamara De Silva

Case Conclusion Date:September 20, 2012

Practice Area:Civil Rights

Outcome:open

Description:Case seeks to overturn the revocation of a medical license and restoration of a doctor's right to provide care to his patients; patients whose lives have been adversely affected by the ravages of unmitigated pain. This case is important to rights of 4,000 physicians in the United States many of whom are being targeted for prosecution by the DEA simply because they treat chronic pain which affects over 116 million Americans.