Nonphysicians Can Also Commit Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims are not limited to doctors. Hospitals and clinics have put more and more responsibility on nurses and other health care professionals. From physicians assistants and pharmacists to CNAs, any provider can make a mistake that causes you to suffer a new or worsened injury. Ultimately, hospitals must take responsibility for their employee’s actions.
At Galligan Law in Des Moines, our attorneys can help you file a medical malpractice claim against nonphysician providers, hospitals, clinics and other medical providers throughout Iowa. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success, obtaining millions of damages for our injured clients.
Holding The Responsible Parties Accountable For Your Injuries
With nurses, CNAs and physicians assistants taking on more responsibilities when it comes to patient care, it is unsurprising that medical malpractice claims have expanded to nonphysicians. It is becoming increasingly common for nurses and physicians assistants to have more authority when treating patients and making decisions. If their treatment or medical decision causes an injury, you can file a medical malpractice claim.
Nonphysician medical malpractice claims may include injuries caused by:
- Medication errors
- Incorrect medication dosage
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
Our lawyers at Galligan Law remain up to date on changing medical standards that can impact the care you receive. We will take the time to evaluate your case and look at all the evidence to determine if your injury constitutes medical malpractice. Our team will also help you determine the liable parties, looking at the medical providers and the health care facilities as potentially responsible parties.
Let’s Get Started On Your Medical Malpractice Claim
If a mistake in your care caused a worsened or new injury or illness, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. At Galligan Law, our attorneys are dedicated to holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions. By coming forward with your medical malpractice claim, you are also helping hundreds of Iowans by exposing the negligence that can happen in even the biggest hospitals. Call us at 515-316-6179 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation at our Des Moines office.