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Doctor’s license suspended nearly two decades after a mangled birth

In 1990, a doctor delivered a baby with a permanently disabled arm. The parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor and hospital. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the hospital negligently gave staff privileges to a doctor who had been sued repeatedly and lacked proper malpractice insurance. Just last Wednesday, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine temporarily suspended this doctor’s license.

This temporary suspension finally occurs after many incidents of medical malpractice and still is only temporary. Doctors must be held accountable in a more timely fashion before more people fall victim to medical malpractice.

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