I’m a Physician’s Assistant Being Charged With Malpractice | What Do I Do?

As a physician’s assistant, you know how much work it took to get where you are today. Unfortunately, years of medical school and real-world experience in the field can all be in vain when a claim of malpractice or misconduct is brought against you, as your future practicing medicine may be on the line. Whether you simply made a mistake or you believe that you were wrongfully accused of malpractice, our firm is here to help. Read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical defense attorney to learn more about how our firm can help if you are a physician’s assistant being charged with medical malpractice. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process ahead:

How can a physician’s assistant be convicted of medical malpractice?

Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of actions that a physician can take that may be considered an act of medical malpractice. For example, if you are accused of failing to diagnose or improperly diagnosing a patient, you may be charged with malpractice. Delayed diagnoses are also often considered malpractice. Further, failing to familiarize yourself with a patient’s medical history before taking action may also constitute malpractice charges. In other cases, physician’s assistants are required to supervise a patient, and if they neglect to do so and a patient is harmed as a result, they may also face medical malpractice charges. As long as a patient can prove that you were, in fact, his or her physician’s assistant, that you breached the duty of care owed to him or her, and that he or she was harmed and incurred significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance that the patient will have a valid medical malpractice claim against you. Our firm is here to defend you at all costs.

What happens when a physician’s assistant is accused of medical malpractice?

If you’ve been accused of medical malpractice, the Office of Professional Discipline will launch an investigation into the claim to determine whether the claim is truthful or not. As long as they believe that the accusation is, in fact, truthful, you will most likely face a wide variety of consequences, including having your medical license revoked, thereby barring you from practicing medicine altogether. Though these are very serious accusations, our firm is here to defend you in any way we can. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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.