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Why you should research your doctor for medical malpractice

On Behalf of | May 17, 2024 | Medical And Professional Malpractice

Finding a doctor can induce a myriad of emotions. It can raise anxiety, especially if you have no idea what to expect or if you are unfamiliar with your physician. You want your doctor to be professional, competent and current with the best practices to ensure that you will get the most desirable results. You may also want to ensure that your doctor does not have a medical malpractice case, so it makes sense to research first before undergoing a procedure or going for a consultation.

Where you can find relevant information

If you want to research your doctor, doing a background search is a good place to start. You can find information about specific doctors on The Federation of State Medical Board’s Physician Data Center website. This is where you can find information about a doctor’s certifications, where the doctor has active licenses, education background and if there have been cases filed against them.

The state licensing board provides information about a doctor’s license suspensions, if any.

When your doctor has a malpractice case

Should you be worried if your doctor has a medical malpractice case? The quick answer is not always. There is a possibility that the case might have been frivolous or unnecessary. Regardless, you should take this into consideration when you are choosing a doctor, as you are entrusting your health and your life in them.

It is understandable to fear the unknown, especially if it is medical-related. It is reasonable to hesitate to get a life-saving procedure done out of fear of medical malpractice . Doing your research thoroughly and finding a physician with a proven record can calm your fears. Keep in mind that you may be able to take legal action if medical negligence causes you harm.