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Can a Doctor Lose Their License When Sued for Negligence?

Published in Medical Malpractice on February 15, 2023

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Suffering a severe injury due to medical malpractice is often extremely upsetting. After all, patients put immense trust in the doctors who are meant to care for them in their time of need, and it can be highly traumatic when that trust is broken. When you decide to sue a doctor by filing a medical negligence claim, you may wonder whether the doctor will lose their license for their actions.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to providing knowledge of what will happen throughout their case and achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients as they pursue justice for their losses. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our medical malpractice attorneys can help you with your case, call our office at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

Will Your Doctor Lose Their License as a Result of a Medical Malpractice Case?

Unfortunately, when you choose to file a lawsuit against your doctor for medical malpractice, the doctor who caused you harm will not automatically cause them to lose their medical license. This can be deeply upsetting for individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to a doctor’s negligence, as they may be concerned about the likelihood that another person may suffer at the hands of this doctor. However, although a doctor has caused harm to a patient, this evidence alone is often not enough to cause a medical license to be revoked. It is often exceptionally difficult for a doctor to lose their license as a result of a medical negligence case. 

It is important to remember that when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit that the lawsuit itself is only an allegation, which is why it can be difficult to have the doctor’s license revoked. Despite the fact that you can still pursue compensation for your case, it is your claim that the doctor has violated the basic standards of medical care and failed to uphold the duty of care owed to you. The doctor can defend themself and hire an attorney to fight back against your claim. While you may be unable to prevent the doctor from continuing to practice medicine, you can get justice for your specific case and obtain compensation for the losses you have suffered.

What Damages Can You Collect From a Medical Negligence Claim?

When filing a medical malpractice claim, you have the right to pursue fair compensation for the extensive losses you may have suffered as a result of your doctor failing to uphold the duty of care owed to you while in their care. The damages you may be eligible to collect include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you are unsure what damages you may be eligible for, retain the help of a trusted medical malpractice lawyer who can help by going over the specific details of your case.

The award-winning medical malpractice team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers offers representation to victims of medical negligence by handling all aspects of their claims and offering legal guidance so that they may obtain the fair compensation they deserve. J. Tucker Merrigan and Kyle A. Camilleri are dedicated to providing trusted medical malpractice litigation in Massachusetts and have earned a reputation for success with awards such as Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, and Top Attorney Award. 

Retain the Help of a Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, it is our goal to provide personalized legal help to patients who have suffered due to medical malpractice. While you may not be able to prevent the doctor who harmed you from continuing to practice, we can help determine what your best legal options are moving forward as you pursue justice for your case. 

We will fight for the compensation you deserve and will work to hold the negligent medical professionals accountable for the losses they have caused you due to their actions. Schedule a free consultation with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer today at 617-391-9001, or fill out our contact form.

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