No Process to Identify Quality Physicians, Hospitals and Cost
Imagine that you were informed by a trusted doctor that you required a surgical procedure. Perhaps your doctor recommended a surgeon for the job, or perhaps that same surgeon came highly recommended from other sources.
And now imagine that, following surgery performed by that recommended doctor, you developed serious complications caused by the negligence of the surgeon. To your dismay — even shock — you later found out that the surgeon (prior to your surgery) had been the defendant in multiple medical malpractice complaints filed by other injured patients.
How upset would you be?
Before your next medical checkup, you might want to do some checking up on your doctor. Cases of doctors practicing medicine despite nonexistent, suspended, or revoked licenses highlight the importance of vetting physicians before you enter the waiting room.