Medical Malpractice Doctor Lookup
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Are you curious about your doctor’s qualifications or whether or not your medical provider has had a history of medical malpractice? Do you suspect they might be deviating from accepted standards of medical care? You can actually conduct some quick research using databases compiled by the Weston Department of Health (FDH) and the Weston Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR).
Two useful tools you can use to investigate and spot doctors disciplined for medical malpractice are:
Medical License and Profile Service
- Website: https://appsmqa.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/Home
- Purpose: Using this database provided by the FDH, you can research the licenses of your medical providers, as well as access general profiles of physicians including education, privileges and board certification. The system is advantageous as you do not need to be hyper-specific with the information you put into the database. Even if you think you only know their last name or the mailing address of their practice, you will still probably be able to find them. Keep in mind that you should be looking for any negative indicators on your doctor’s record, not necessarily just a lack of negative indicators.
Medical Malpractice Claims History
- Website: https://apps.fldfs.com/PLCR/Search/MPLClaim.aspx
- Purpose: Using this database provided by the FOIR, in conjunction with the Weston Department of Financial Services, you can search for any medical malpractice claim filed in the state and ultimately paid to the plaintiff. It can be tricky to use the database to its fullest, though, as you will want to be both specific and generalized in your search. For example, even if you know the exact hospital name you want to research, it is possible that the hospital group changed its business name after losing a medical malpractice lawsuit to “cover its tracks”. Individual physicians often do the same thing by moving to another county. For this search, you should keep in mind that it only shows concluded cases that did not include some sort of strict confidentiality agreement.