When looking for a new doctor, it’s important to choose someone you trust. In addition to collecting recommendations from friends and family, it’s also a good idea to see if the doctor you’re considering has been sued for medical malpractice.
Other tips to learning whether a healthcare provider has been named a liable party in a lawsuit include:
- calling the county clerk’s office where the physician practices;
- calling the state licensing medical board;
- calling the state insurance department; and
- searching www.docboard.org for your potential physician.
It’s not uncommon for a doctor who’s been in practice a long time to have been sued before, but if you see more than one case, you should probably see someone else.
How Do I File a Medical Malpractice Claim Against My Doctor?
If you have questions about medical malpractice, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. You may also download Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.