Strong Legal Guidance and Support for Patients Injured by a Negligent Physician Assistant
Steadfast support after medical negligence harms you
Physician assistants are a relatively new classification in the medical field. They are somewhere between a doctor and a nurse in their education, ability and responsibilities. The lack of education for physician assistants with the autonomy many facilities give them to practice medicine is an alarming risk to public safety. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys have extensive experience holding hospitals and medical groups accountable for the negligence of their physician assistants. We recover justice for victims harmed at the hands of an unqualified medical practitioner.
Why are physician assistants a potential danger for patients?
The name “physician assistant” implies that they are assistants to trained and licensed medical physicians. The position was originally created for them to take on some of a doctor’s easier case load with oversight from the doctor. Hospitals encouraged these practitioners because they cost the hospital significantly less than a medical doctor. The physician assistant role has morphed into professionals who now practices with almost complete autonomy. Our medical malpractice attorneys are alarmed at the number of negligent actions committed at the hands of unqualified medical professionals, including physician assistants. We recover compensation for victims who do to receive the medical care they deserve.
Common complications caused by physician assistant negligence in Florida
Physician assistants are more likely to commit medical malpractice because they receive only a fraction of the education that medical doctors receive and they do not have to do a residency before they are licensed to start working on patients. We have noticed trends in the types of malpractice regularly committed, including:
- Failure to treat
- Improper diagnosis
- Surgical negligence
- Medical error
- Performing procedures beyond the scope of license
- Improperly prescribing drugs
- Delayed diagnosis
Schedule a free initial consultation today if you have been injured as a result of a physician assistant’s medical negligence
Medical malpractice by physician assistants is on the rise. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, we take a stand against medical professionals who cause harm to patients. Call us at 561-293-2600 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We take cases nationally from our offices in Orlando and Boca Raton.