New York Physician Assistant Malpractice Information
Provided by a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Physician’s assistant malpractice is generally defined as a deviation from accepted standards of care on behalf of a Physician’s assistant (PA) causing emotional or physical injury or death to a patient under his/her care. Any medical professional can be held accountable for medical malpractice.
Like nursing malpractice, a physician assistant can depart from good and accepted standards of medical practice in treating patients that can cause grievous harm. Because a physician assistant has more medical training than most nurses or nurse practitioners and his/her role is to assist physicians in caring for their patients both in the office as well as in the hospital, they have more knowledge and responsibility in terms of diagnosing and treating patients. This includes being aware of medical signs, symptoms of various medical conditions and the significance and consequences of these signs and symptoms. Like a physician, a physician assistant, has a duty to treat in accordance with good and accepted standards of medical practice for physician assistants.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of physician’s assistant malpractice, contact New York medical malpractice attorney Walter G. Alton, Jr. to review your legal rights under physician’s assistant malpractice law.