If you or a loved one has been a victim of West Virginia medical malpractice, understand all the rights that belong to the physician-patient relationship. If you have questions regarding what duties a physician owes you, contact a Bridgeport medical malpractice attorney.
A Physician's Duty of Care: West Virginia Medical Malpractice
When a physician begins working with a patient, he or she enters an agreement referred to as a "physician's duty of care." This comprises rights that the patient holds and duties the physician owes the patient. If a duty or right is not followed, it may be considered medical malpractice. A Bridgeport medical malpractice attorney can discuss your case.
What Duties Does a Physician Owe a Patient?
A physician's duty of care includes:
- Keeping a patient informed at all times during the term of medical care and/or treatment;
- Referring a patient to another physician or specialist if he or she is not able to provide proper care;
- Continuing to give treatment until the patient can be properly and appropriately released;
- The right to dismiss a physician at his or her own discretion; and
- Protecting a patient from potential complications that can be reasonably anticipated.
Because medical malpractice cases are complex, you will benefit by acquiring the assistance of a Bridgeport medical malpractice attorney.
Contact a Bridgeport Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have been harmed because of somebody else's negligence, don't hesitate to seek justice. The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800.