Illinois Takes Big Step to Prevent Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice attorneys are happy to hear about new steps being taken in Illinois to help prevent medical malpractice.
The Patients’ Right to Know Act was just passed by the Illinois House of Representatives and is currently awaiting Senate approval. The act, which would be a wonderful addition to all state legislation, would make available medical practitioner histories to past, current, and possible future patients. The histories would include firings, criminal convictions, and medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice and Doctor Profiles

new jersey philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers pursuit full disclosure doctor historiesMany argue that making this information available is unfair to medical providers, but in actuality, it’s keeping this information from unsuspecting patients that is unfair. Choosing a doctor, in some cases, can be a life and death situation. It is more fair to leave up to the patient’s discretion whether or not they will let that doctor provide them treatment, having already been informed about any malpractice or legal trouble that doctor has been in.

Patients in Illinois already know how valuable the information is, as these history profiles were available once before when the Illinois Supreme Court released them at the same time that they capped medical malpractice payments. But when the caps were declared unconstitutional, doctors saw to it that the profiles were prohibited from public consumption. The profiles, while they were available, earned about 130,000 clicks a week.

The Illinois State Medical Society is currently doing everything in it’s power to keep the Patients’ Right to Know Act from becoming law. They have been successful in thwarting past efforts to do similar things. Hopefully this time around, patient advocacy will triumph.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

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