How can patients find out if their doctor has been sued?

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2020 | Medical Malpractice

Patients in Texas might be interested to know if their doctor has been charged with medical malpractice. A malpractice suit isn’t necessarily a deal breaker; studies have shown that 75% of doctors in the United States have received at least one malpractice suit during their careers. However, if a doctor has a history of being sued for malpractice, an individual might wish to switch to a new physician.

How can a patient find out if their doctor has been sued for malpractice?

Patients can find out if their doctor has been sued for medical malpractice by checking out their state medical board’s website. The website has information about disciplinary action that a doctor might have received, including lost malpractice suits and legal consequences.

Individuals can also check their state’s court records to see if their doctor has ever been sued. Most court records are available for free online. Patients can also pay for a copy of their doctor’s court records by calling the local county clerk.

Finally, patients can search the internet for any records that they might have overlooked. They can perform a basic search to see if their doctor has been sued for medical malpractice. If their doctor has been sued, they should look into the lawsuit to see how it turned out and whether it was related to their medical practice. Some doctors have been sued for completely unrelated reasons.

How may an attorney help victims of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can result in severe injury, illness or the death of a loved one. If an individual or their loved one has been the victim of doctor negligence, they might wish to file a lawsuit against the hospital or physician. An attorney may be able to gather evidence and help them file a lawsuit in court.