Medical malpractice cases can do a lot of things. It helps you recover compensation for your injuries and sets a standard for care. However, one question you might have is how the medical malpractice case impacts the doctor’s ability to continue practicing.
One important thing to note is that the malpractice case might not have an impact on a doctor’s status and career. It can impact insurance coverages and other situations, but it won’t automatically cause the doctor to lose their job or status. Here’s something to consider when doctors cause injuries because of medical negligence.
The Underlying Issue
In some cases, the doctor’s actions are an accident. They make a mistake that causes the patient to suffer an injury. It doesn’t excuse them from a medical malpractice lawsuit, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the doctor should no longer practice medicine. The doctor might not have purposely caused the damage. However, other situations can change that.
If the doctor acted with malice or gross negligence was involved, it could have an impact on their ability to practice medicine. The doctor may have their license taken away if it comes back that the doctor harmed a patient out of pure reckless behavior (e.g., they were intoxicated while performing a procedure).
What You Can Do As a Patient
It’s essential to ensure that you get care whenever you experience medical negligence. You can check on a doctor before making them your primary care provider. Check to see if there is a history of negligence. You can access information if the doctor faced a medical malpractice lawsuit in the past.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we work to provide you with excellent legal counsel. We want to help you every step of the way so that you can feel peace of mind moving forward. Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys work on your behalf to help you seek maximum compensation when you need it to improve your quality of life.