Medical Malpractice Doesn’t Just Occur In The Operating Room
Medical professionals of all stripes are required to perform at a certain professional standard of care and if the care falls below that standard it may be considered medical malpractice.
While it is common to hear of cases involving patients in the operating room, the term medical malpractice covers a much wider breadth of health care professionals whom are also required to perform at that professional standard of care.
Who can be held responsible if you or a loved one is injured during a medical procedure?
The following medical professionals (among others) can be found to have committed medical malpractice if their care fell below the standard:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Midwives
- Physical Therapists
Whether you went for a routine visit to the dentist or a more in-depth visit to the doctors office, if you felt your care fell below the professional standard of care that you or your loved one expected, consult with a medical malpractice attorney to help you determine the next best steps.