No malpractice does not mean no licensure action.
Please remember that a poor outcome does not necessarily equate to medical malpractice. A potential injury does not usually equate to actual damages in a malpractice suit. However, if a physician “got lucky” and his/her negligent actions did not damage a patient, that could still result in licensure sanctions. No actual damage has to result for most states to take action as their mandate is to ensure the safety of the public. Until next time.
Larry Kobak, Esq., DPM
Courtesy of Frier Levitt (frierlevitt.com)