85 Kentucky doctors had their hospital privileges taken away or restricted because of alleged or proven medical errors in the decade from 2001 to 2011. However, more than a third of those doctors never faced significant consequences from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, according to a recent report. More specifically, 30 doctors were allegedly never fined and never faced license restrictions, suspensions, or revocations.
They Could Legally Keep Practicing Medicine – And They Are Not Alone
A recent USA Today report found that the problem is not only in Kentucky, but rather in many states around the nation. Some doctors who have committed serious life threatening or even fatal medical errors and who have had their hospital privileges revoked by one or more institutions are allowed to continue practicing medicine elsewhere. In some cases, they go on to make additional errors that result in other fatal medical malpractice accidents.
Kentucky doctors who have lost hospital privileges and who are still practicing are not the only ones who may pose a danger to patients. There is always a first time. There is always the chance that a doctor could make a fatal mistake.
Call a Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawyer if Your Loved One’s Been Killed by a Medical Error
If you have lost your loved one because of medical malpractice in Kentucky then we encourage you to contact an experienced Kentucky wrongful death attorney today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 to schedule an initial consultation about your rights and your possible recovery.