It’s frightening to think about, but doctors can be careless or negligent. Sometimes, a doctor’s error can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit. So, can a doctor still practice after being sued for malpractice? The answer is yes, but with some restrictions. This blog highlights the future for a doctor with a history of medical malpractice lawsuits, including how you can protect yourself from negligent doctors.
When is a medical license revoked?
It takes a lot for a doctor’s medical license to be revoked after a medical malpractice lawsuit. So to answer the question—yes, a doctor can still practice after a medical malpractice lawsuit. The purpose of a medical malpractice case is not to revoke the doctor’s license but for the victim to receive proper compensation for their injuries.
However, if a doctor is considered a threat to society and their behavior is highly negligent and reckless, their license may be revoked. If a doctor has done the following, they may face a license revocation:
- Insurance fraud
- Performing medical procedures and working under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Overprescribing medications
- Obtaining a federal conviction
How can I check their history?
If you are feeling a bit unsettled about finding a new doctor, the best thing to do is check their background to ensure they have not had any malpractice claims lodged against them. Unfortunately, this information is a tad hard to find, but our team put together some resources to find a doctor’s potential medical history, including the status of their medical license.
If you cannot find their information through those sites, be sure also to do an online search of their name along with the keywords “medical malpractice,” “complaint”, or “lawsuit.”
We’re Here to Help
If you or someone you love were a victim of medical malpractice, understand that our legal team at Grewal Law PLLC is here to hear your story. Our legal experts are here to fight for you relentlessly to get you proper compensation to make a recovery.
You can reach our team by phone at (888) 211-5798 or online through our consultation request form.