Effects of malpractice lawsuits linger

January 25, 2014

Reader opinion: Malpractice lawsuits haunt physicians forever, regardless of the outcome.

About the most galling aspect of medical malpractice lawsuits is that, no matter the outcome nor how trivial or asinine the complaint, the mere fact that anyone filed a malpractice lawsuit against you will likely require that you answer for it for the rest of your life. You will be questioned about each and possibly have to provide the most minute details of the suit on just about every license, hospital privilege, or insurance provider application. They never go away.

Roderick T. Beaman, DO

Jacksonville, Florida