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In 2011, the State Medical Board of Ohio disciplined 157 physicians licensed to practice medicine in the state. The board permanently revoked the licenses of 22 doctors, suspended 52 and put 38 on probation. Doctors of all specialties faced discipline for possible negligent medical treatment, including obstetricians, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

The medical board can discipline doctors for a number of reasons, including:

  • Failure to use reasonable care in treating patients
  • Inappropriately prescribing drugs
  • Failure to meet continuing medical education requirements
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Impaired ability to practice medicine due to illness or alcohol or drug abuse

Finding out whether your doctor has been disciplined by the State Medical Board of Ohio is easier than you might think. When a doctor has been punished by the board, the board publishes information about the case on its website. The site provides detailed information about what action the board decided to take and why.

Choosing the right physician is extremely important. Learning as much as possible about whether your doctor has faced discipline from the State Medical Board is key to staying safe and healthy.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to physician negligence, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer can assess your case and help you get the compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering you deserve. For more information, contact a medical malpractice attorney today.