Still Fighting For TMB Reform & Patient Safety
With five state lawmakers now openly supporting Texas Medical Board (TMB) reform, people are paying more attention. This long overdue issue has cost countless people pain and suffering – and the doctors responsible need to be held liable for their actions. The fact that they are still being allowed to practice is heinous and unacceptable.
Ongoing Saga For TMB Reform Continues
For years, even after the infamous Dr. Death case landed Christopher Duntsch in prison for life, medical professionals still came to Texas to escape malpractice lawsuits. This month, however, the board approved a new rule to help improve patient safety.
Doctors coming into the state are now required to report criminal convictions, malpractice claims, and disciplinary actions within the first month. According to the TMB they will be more actively updating online profiles of doctors.
The rule change does not fix the problem but it is a step in the right direction.
Medical malpractice should never be a partisan issue and as of right now we have support from both sides. Most recently Senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) has come forward expressing his concern. Previously Representative Julie Johnson (D-Farmers Branch), Senator Borris Miles (D-Houston), Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) and Representative Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) have all voiced support.
Texas Super Lawyer and Patient Safety Advocate
If you are a victim of medical malpractice in Texas, you are not alone. Kay Van Wey is an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney and medical malpractice attorney who will fight for your rights. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your medical malpractice case.