Disclosure of Malpractice Record

Maryland publishes disciplinary actions taken against health-care practitioners. I recently found out that one of the doctors treating one of our clients was no longer licensed to practice medicine on this website. The American Medical Association frowns upon this type of public exposure and has done a good job of keeping the national database of malpractice payouts closed to the general public.

This database, compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost a half a million malpractice lawsuits whose judgments total nearly $70 billion. Shouldn’t patients have access to this information in choosing a doctor?.