One in five Florida plastic surgeons are uninsured. Patients suffer after botched tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts and more.
Nearly 6,900 doctors in Florida lack malpractice insurance or other coverage, colloquially referred to as “going bare,” a USA TODAY investigation has found. When they maim and kill, there’s less recourse, leaving patients damaged physically and financially, with families struggling to pay medical bills.
Those physicians have been disciplined 44% more frequently over the past decade, and they are more likely to have committed criminal offenses – mostly for driving under the influence, according to USA TODAY’s analysis. In all, 110 of those physicians without insurance are licensed to practice in Florida after facing disciplinary action in other states.
Read the source article at The Shawnee News