Working in the health care field can be a thankless job. Patients generally do not come to you when they are feeling their best. However, you take pride in your work. If you face charges of medical malpractice and do not have insurance, please read on, then contact one of our experienced New York City psychologist defense lawyers to learn more about defending an uninsured New York psychologist from medical malpractice.
What can an uninsured psychologist be sued for in New York?
Uninsured psychologists open themselves up to a wide array of lawsuits, most stemming from an alleged breach of trust on the doctor’s part. One of the most difficult accusations to defend against is the charge of psychological medical malpractice. The reason is that psychological medical malpractice can take many forms. These forms include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to warn of threats to others
- Improper diagnosis
- Failure to prevent suicide
- Improper treatment
How do you establish that an uninsured psychologist committed medical malpractice in New York?
All medical professionals, psychologists included, are expected to uphold a standard of care. When it is alleged that they have failed to uphold a standard of care, they can be held liable for medical malpractice. In New York civil courts, the plaintiff must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the following took place:
- The establishment of a doctor-patient relationship with the provider
- The psychologist was negligent, or he or she breached the duty of reasonable care
- The patient suffered a physical or mental injury due to a causal link between the doctor’s negligence and the injury to the patient
If that seems like a frighteningly low bar, you should reach out to one of our skilled New York health care professional defense lawyers to discuss your next steps.
How can a health care professional defense lawyer help you?
Defending a psychologist, or any other health care professional, from accusations of medical malpractice is a demanding, multi-stage process that requires knowledge of both the legal and medical fields. That is where our firm comes in. We will help conduct a thorough factual investigation and legal analysis, assess all potential defenses, build a cohesive and targeted defense strategy, work toward a favorable pre-trial result and litigate at trial if it proves necessary. There are no guarantees in life, but our firm can help reach an equitable outcome for all involved. Given the stakes, you simply can’t afford to undertake this process on your own. Let us fight for you and your future. Give us a call today.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, they must retain strong legal representation. If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.