Why the National Practitioner Data Bank Matters to You and Your Clients. Mark V. Gende, Esq. Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, PA Columbia, South Carolina. What is the NPDB?. Information clearing house Collect and release certain information Professional competence and conduct Physicians Dentists
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Why the National Practitioner Data Bank Matters to You and Your Clients
Mark V. Gende, Esq.
Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, PA
Columbia, South Carolina
A 65-year-old male outpatient had a prostate exam by Dr. A. Six months later, the patient was diagnosed by Dr. B with prostate cancer and underwent surgery. One year later, the patient sued Dr. A for alleged failure to diagnose. A settlement was reached in the amount of $250,000.
(Source: NPDG Guidebook, September 2001)