A Logan County, Utah surgeon has lost the first of three lawsuits filed against him, and lost it big. In what is believed to be a record in the county for a malpractice lawsuit, a jury awarded almost $1.4 million to the family of a woman who died after injuries related to a surgery that the surgeon had performed.
The surgeon faces two additional lawsuits, one scheduled to go to trial later this month, and one scheduled to begin in June of this year.
Ultimately, this is the problem: frequent flyer doctors who repeatedly commit malpractice. The medical profession has to do a better job of getting rid of its bad doctors. It would completely eliminate the “medical malpractice insurance” crisis of the week.