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Mother campaigns for medical malpractice disclosure

With the lost of her son still plaguing her mind, mother Patty Skolnik is determined to make her state join 15 others that publicize medical malpractice judgments. Information on malpractice judgments, settlements and arbitration awards against doctors from 15 states is available at www.healthgrades.com. The state legislature is currently working on the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act, which would require all doctors to report final malpractice judgments.

Michael Skolnik was 22 when he blacked out playing with his dog. A series of medical malpractice mistakes led him to receiving unnecessary surgery from an inexperienced doctor who jostled his brain and ultimately led to his death.

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