Madison Malpractice Attorneys Get Specific On Suits Against General Practitioners
When Physicians Neglect Standard of Care, Warshafsky Law Holds Them Accountable
We’ve all seen the old movies where the doctor in a small town carries a black leather bag and makes house calls when someone falls ill. Trained to handle a wide variety of common ailments—from delivering babies to sewing up wounds and setting broken bones—these doctors were the precursor to the General Practitioner (aka “GP”).
Although today’s General Practitioners aren’t likely to deliver babies, their exposure to a wide variety of medical procedures makes them particularly well-suited to be primary care physicians. Rather than specializing in a particular organ or function of the body, the GP provides general care. They treat both acute and chronic conditions in patients of all ages, but more often than not will make referrals to specialists when the problem is beyond the scope of their expertise.
General Practitioners And The “Standard Of Care”
Today, most Americans have a primary care doctor who is a general practitioner. As with any medical doctor, a GP is required to perform his/her duties “within the standard of care” expected by the profession. If a doctor fails to do so and a patient is injured, or dies, there is basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Although medical negligence on the part of General Practitioners is not common, the consequences can be just as serious as they are when surgeons or other medical specialists are involved. There are any number of scenarios by which a general practitioner may fail to meet the standard of care, but the most common are:
- Failing to follow up on symptoms described by a patient
- Failing to refer a patient to a specialist when it was clearly advisable
- Failing to take appropriate action on test results
- Failing to keep accurate records
- Failing to properly prescribe drugs or to review a patient’s prescription(s)
Know Your Rights Under The Law
Under Wisconsin law, you are entitled to sue a physician, a hospital, an insurance company and any other parties involved in your case to recover expenses incurred as a result of your injury, lost wages from work, as well as pain and suffering you have endured.
Warshafsky Law has represented hundreds, if not thousands, of patients who have suffered due to the negligence of physicians of all types. In cases involving general practitioners, a patient may have a longstanding, friendly relationship with the physician, which makes it difficult for them to proceed with a lawsuit. However, in cases where serious illness or injury has occurred due to a doctor’s poor judgment or neglect, it is clearly time to re-evaluate the friendship.
INJURED? It IS About The Money.®
When Warshafsky Law takes on a malpractice case, we look into every detail surrounding the injury. Our team of on-staff researchers is second-to-none and will find the most compelling evidence to support your case. We also have a medical doctor on-board, which is always helpful when dealing with healthcare providers. With our experienced medical malpractice expertise, we will pursue your case for the maximum possible compensation.
While “settlement mill” law firms prefer to work out settlement deals with insurance companies, Warshafsky Law isn’t afraid to take a case to court. For many law firms, the primary motivation is to get the case over with quickly so the attorneys can take their cut and move on to the next case. Warshafsky Law puts the best interests of our clients first by preparing every case from day one as if it will go before a judge.
Only by being ready, willing and able to take a case to court will you get the highest possible compensation for your injuries. Our ever-growing file of society changing judgments is testament to how well our approach works. The well-funded insurance companies we go up against know if they’re going to make an offer to settle, it has to be a really good offer.
Madison’s Best Malpractice Attorneys And No Payment Until You Are Compensated
If you have a solid case, Warshkafsky Law will represent you with no upfront cost whatsoever. Only when your case is resolved and you have received compensation for your claim do we ask for payment. Additionally, our “No Win, No Fee” payment ensures you owe us nothing if there is no payment on your claim. With Warshafsky Law, there is never any financial risk to you in pursuing a malpractice claim.