To file a complaint about conditions at a hospital (like rooms being too hot or cold, cold food, or poor housekeeping) contact your State department of health services.
To file a complaint about your doctor (like unprofessional conduct, incompetent practice, or licensing questions), contact your State medical board.
What happens when you file a complaint against a doctor?
Filing a complaint against a doctor with your state’s medical board is usually the first step in bringing disciplinary action against a doctor. The board then reviews complaints or refers them to another agency if needed. The medical board may ask to see medical records.
How do I report a bad doctor?
To report bad doctors, you can file complaints with several different associations. Contact your State Medical Board. Tell them you want to file a complaint against your doctor.25 Oct 2017
How do I complain about medical negligence?
Depending on what happened and what you want to achieve, you may have different options to make a complaint:
- use the NHS complaints procedure.
- take legal action, for example, for clinical negligence, discrimination or for breach of your human rights.
- report concerns to the regulatory body, the General Medical Council.
Can doctors refuse to see patients?
Physicians do not have unlimited discretion to refuse to accept a person as a new patient. Because much of medicine is involved with federal regulations, physicians cannot refuse to accept a person for ethnic, racial, or religious reasons. Some physicians will not treat certain individuals or classes of patients.
Can you sue a doctor for pain and suffering?
When suing a doctor for malpractice, you can sue the doctor independently. In some cases, you can also sue the hospital where you received the negligent treatment. If you were injured during surgery, you also may sue anyone who attended to you during surgery, such as doctors and nurses.
How do I check a doctor for malpractice?
Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor’s board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician.
Can I sue my doctor for not helping me?
There are a few elements a patient must prove to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit for a doctor failing to provide help. First, the patient must show the delay in diagnosis and/or treatment amounted to negligence. Plaintiffs often use medical witnesses in the same profession to testify to this fact.