All healthcare practitioners must beware when they agree to settle a medical malpractice action. Any settlement is sent to the National Practitioner Data Base. This is monitored by all of the state’s professional licensure bodies. When settled for a relatively high amount of money, it may trigger an investigation by your state administrative body. Do not act surprised if it happens. Additionally, anything you stated at trial or at deposition can be reviewed the state. They can and will check to make sure that your medical chart you have provided the state is the same in all respects to what you provided for the medical malpractice action. In short, sometimes settling a malpractice action can have an impact on your license to practice!


Lawrence F. Kobak, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Frier Levitt
101 Greenwich Street, Suite 8B
New York, NY 10006