Massachusetts Suspends Obstetrician’s Medical License

March 14, 2008

Mass. state regulators suspended the medical license of an obstetrician who has reportedly been sued for malpractice at least a dozen times since 1993.

The Board of Registration in Medicine suspended Dr. Suzanne Rothchild’s license after reviewing nine complaints against her. The board’s records show that she paid above-average settlements in four malpractice suits since 2005.

Last year, Rothchild’s malpractice insurance company said it would no longer insure her for new patients. Winchester Hospital disciplined her last year for poor fetal monitoring and not providing enough assistance to the nursing staff.

The board called Rothchild an “immediate and serious threat to public health.”

Rothchild’s lawyer told The Boston Globe she will appeal the suspension.

Source: The Boston Globe.

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