If you have been charged with malpractice as a physician’s assistant, your professional career may be at stake. Many medical professionals are wrongly charged with malpractice at an alarming rate. Read more to learn about how our firm can help you fight these charges after being wrongly charged with medical malpractice.
What constitutes an act of medical malpractice?
If you are a physician’s assistant who has been charged with malpractice, the first step you should take is to understand what constitutes an act of medical malpractice. In order for a physician’s assistant to be convicted of medical malpractice, the plaintiff would have to provide proof of three acts.
First, the plaintiff would have to prove that the physician’s assistance owed him or her a duty of care. They would next have to prove that the physician’s assistance knowingly breached the duty of care. And finally, the plaintiff would have to prove that this breach of care resulted in serious injury and significant damages. If you are being charged with malpractice, it is essential that you reach out for assistance from an experienced New York City medical malpractice defense attorney.
Examples of physician’s assistant negligence
There are many acts that can be considered malpractice. The following cases of negligence can result in serious injury including brain damage, spinal damage, heart attacks, broken bones, concussions, and more:
- Falling to review the patient’s medical history
- Failing to supervise the patient
- Failing to ensure another party was supervising a patient
- Making a medical error
- Failing to diagnose a patient
- Improperly diagnosing a patient
- Waiting too long to diagnose a patient, which caused his or her condition to worsen
What happens if I am charged with medical malpractice?
As a physicians assistant, if you are charged with medical malpractice it is likely that the Office of Professional Discipline will open an investigation against you. This investigation may lead to termination. This termination will bar you from practicing as a physician’s assistant. If you have been charged with malpractice, please take the next step in protecting yourself by fighting these accusations and reaching out for assistance from an experienced New York City medical malpractice defense attorney. We are here to fight for you 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.