Medical Malpractice or Ordinary Negligence by a Physician?

Ordinary negligence by a physician, or medical malpractice, is when the  physician’s acts or omissions constitute a “departure from good and  accepted medical practice” in the treatment of a patient.

A physician  may be found to have departed from accepted medical practice if s/he  fails to treat the patient within the standard of care of his/her  medical specialty.

If you are charged with negligence, you will want to  retain another physician as an expert witness to testify on your behalf.   Obviously, the more academically qualified your expert is, the more  impact he/she will have on the panel that is judging you.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer.