You can check with the Board of Medical Examiners in your state. Most states will publish if a doctor has been reprimanded in the past. A way to determine if a doctor has been sued would be to check in the Clerk’s Office in the County or District where the doctor lives or practices. Sometimes, … Continue reading
Medical Malpractice FAQ
It is possible, but it must be proved that the failure of appropriate diagnosis was below the standard of care and caused significant harm that would not otherwise have occurred. A medical malpractice attorney can help review the documentation and evidence to help you determine if you have a case.
It is best to have your situation reviewed by an experienced medical malpractice attorney, who will review pertinent records and other evidence. This is a complex area of the law, and an experienced law firm will also be familiar with medical malpractice laws in your jurisdiction and take into account unique regulations for the medical … Continue reading
From a practical standpoint, medical malpractice occurs whenever a doctor, hospital, nurse or other healthcare professional commits a medical error. However, to have a medical malpractice lawsuit, the law requires that the medical error also results in harm. For example, if a doctor did not correctly diagnose you, there might be a medical error, but … Continue reading
Most of the time, yes. Some doctors and hospitals will provide you with free copies, but most of the time, you will be charged. Federal law says the cost should be “reasonable” but does not say exactly what that cost should be. In Texas, the fees for physician records are set by the Texas Board … Continue reading
Federal law guarantees you the right to get a copy of your medical records. Doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes will tell you that your records are confidential but you can authorize the healthcare provider to give you a copy for yourself or to send to someone you approve (inlcuding another doctor). First, you will need to sign … Continue reading