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Will The Doctor Lose His License If A Medical Malpractice Claim Is Filed?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida medical malpractice lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD answers the question – will the doctor lose his license if a medical malpractice claim is filed?

The general answer to this question is no.  A medical malpractice claim is civil in nature.  The victim of medical malpractice is seeking to receive compensation for their injuries not seeking to have to doctor's license suspended or revoked.  In Florida, the Board of Medicine is the regulatory body that deals with doctor's licenses and disciplinary matters.

Under the licensing scheme medical malpractice can subject a doctor to a state disciplinary action.  Specifically, Florida Statute 458.331(1)(t) states:

(1)The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action: (t) committing repeated malpractice or committing gross malpractice.

Most healthcare providers will be not be subject to disciplinary actions unless they are frequent fliers or the care and treatment of the patient is so negligent that it would be considered gross malpractice. The medical board can investigate a doctor's actions independent of a malpractice action if the patient or their family files a Complaint with the Department of Health or if the incident happened in a hospital or surgical center and it is considered a reportable adverse incident.

If you have any questions about a potential Florida medical malpractice claim, you can call me directly on my cell at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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