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Medical Malpractice: State by State | August 14, 2010

If you’re looking for a doctor of any kind, you might want to check out this website: http://www.reportingonhealth.org/blogs/doctors-behaving-badly-medical-boards-should-drop-stone-tools-join-digital-age#comment-285

Written by investigative health reporter William Heisel, this blog is devoted to: “New Ways to Investigate Untold Health Stories.”

In “Doctors Behaving Badly,” Heisel tells of his year- long odyssey, investigating  medical boards — state by state — across the country.  His research is ongoing, tracking his discoveries on a Google map which shows where he’s been, along with the stories of each doctor’s malpractice.

The map and the research will be updated weekly…

For anyone who is moving or looking for docs of any kind, this is an invaluable resource for checking a doctor’s credentials and claims. 

We should all be thankful for William Heisel’s diligence.


2 Comments »

  1. That is a great idea. Looking for those lousy doctors before you get one.

    Look at the doctor who killed Michael Jackson!! The doctor gave him medication that is only suppose to be given in the hospital. Then the doctor left the room to make a cell phone call.

    In CA, if a doctor commits malpractice, you had better keep his name. You might be his next victim.

    Thank you for that great website, Phylis. I appreciate the research.

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 14, 2010 @ 5:12 PM

    • I found this on NPR and was blown away. Very good information to share.

      I had a botched surgery (actually, the surgery was ok, but the stich-up left me with an internal infection.)

      I was purple from my waist to my knees with blood spurting out of me every time I moved. It took 6 weeks to “heal” (instead of the promised 10 days) and the doc was brought before the hopital’s disciplinary board.

      Nonetheless, I have changed hospitals.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — August 14, 2010 @ 11:26 PM


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