How Can One Find Out If a Doctor Has Been Sued for Malpractice?

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The simplest way to find out if a doctor has been sued for malpractice is asking. It is possible to check legal records in each state where the doctor is licensed. Additionally, every state has its own medical board that keeps track of licensing, disciplinary actions and complaints, says the law firm of Morgan & Morgan. Many, but not all, state medical boards provide malpractice lawsuit information for state-licensed doctors.