The Florida Department of Health offers Florida patients, personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys a valuable online tool for evaluating the background of a Florida health care provider. The Department of Health’s Florida Medical License Search allows users to locate information about a health care provider by name, profession, location or license number. For example, a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer might request the record of a Medical Doctor in Dade County.
Once you click on a record, you need to click on the Practitioner Profile tab and then the Proceedings and Actions tab to view the health care provider’s disciplinary and liability claims history.
Another useful web site is the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. This web site provides information on medical professional liability (MPL) claims. For example, you can search for claims by Insurer Name, Doctor Name, County Injury Occurred In, Severity of Injury, and Indemnity Paid, among other fields.
So, a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer can locate all claims where the County Injury Occurred In is Dade and where the Indemnity Paid is at least $5,000,000. The web site returned 3 matching results.
If you click on a claim, you can review its details, including Insurer Information, Insured Information, Insured Person Information, Diagnostic Information, Legal Information and Financial Information.
Both of these web sites should prove to be a valuable resource for Florida patients, personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys.