How Do I Find Out If My Doctor Has Had A Malpractice Suit?
Malpractice actions result when clients believe that professionals failed to act correctly or appropriately. Accountants, doctors, dentists and lawyers are among the professionals that potentially face malpractice lawsuits. For example, a doctor can be sued for malpractice by a patient if he negligently treated the patient. However, a judgment against the doctor is entered only after the patient proves that the doctor acted incorrectly. Doctors must carry malpractice insurance (independently or through their practice) to protect them if they are sued. Some medical fields, such as anesthesiology and cardiology, carry high risk and receive more malpractice suits, which should not be evaluated similarly to lower-risk fields like general practice. Review your state’s regulations about disciplinary actions. While litigation results often are available to the public, some medical boards restrict certain information, such as about investigations or complaints. Contact your state’s medical boa