Generally, physicians and their liability insurance carriers are required to report all medical malpractice payments to the National Practitioner Data Bank.  Due to a legal loophole that exists in certain states, however, doctors and their insurance companies have be able to avoid reporting medical malpractice settlements that result from a mediation process.  In effort to close this loophole, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently signed a decision memorandum requiring doctors and medical liability insurance companies to report all medical malpractice payments made by or on behalf health care providers if even they are the result of a state-approved mediation process.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Stark & Stark for a free consultation.