Can I Sue Someone Who Isn’t A Physician For Malpractice?

Properly litigating a personal injury case ensuring that our clients complete and total recovery of their losses is always the first and foremost priority of the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Powell Law. If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury based on medical malpractice, contact Powell Law.

It’s logical that people associate medical malpractice with physicians, but any medical professional or healthcare provider who fails to provide treatment meeting the accepted standard of care may be sued for medical malpractice. Thus, therapists, nurses, nurse-practitioners, medical technicians, and chiropractors may be held legally responsible for negligence that causes injury or harm.

To bring a successful case based on medical malpractice, the provider must have been negligent in diagnosing or treating an injury or condition. Professional malpractice plaintiffs must show that a party was negligent by breaching or violating the standard of care.

The standard of care constitutes the generally accepted medical practices used by similar medical professionals in the same geographic area for individuals suffering from a particular illness or condition. This may vary based on variables such as the patient’s age and prior medical history. All healthcare providers, even those who are not physicians, who violate the appropriate standard of care and cause harm, may be held legally responsible for their conduct.

Attorneys must have the ability and expertise to analyze all legal and technical issues of a medical malpractice case. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury, especially as a result of medical malpractice, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the preferred choice for representation in personal injury and medical malpractice matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented victims for 113 years. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Call today.

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