Can a Doctor Win a Malpractice Case and Still Face Discipline?

A doctor faces a long, and almost certainly, emotional jury trial. And the doctor wins. Does this mean the doctor can put the incident to bed? The answer is usually, but not necessarily.

A jury’s finding that a doctor did not commit medical malpractice does not control a decision of the Maryland State Board of Physicians in a disciplinary proceeding under the Maryland Medical Practice Act. Accordingly, the Board can ignore a malpractice jury verdict in making the decisions it does.

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