Primary Care Physician Malpractice
Family practitioners, internists and other primary care physicians are the front-line defenders of their patients’ health. They are the first to diagnose and treat patients, but they also act as gatekeepers to higher levels of care. In many health plans, patients cannot see a specialist or have a test or treatment without a referral from a family doctor.
Forms of Primary Care Physician Malpractice
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, represent clients who have suffered serious harm because of the mistakes of primary care physicians, including those involving:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to refer patients to appropriate specialists
- Failure to order diagnostic tests
- Failure to read and respond to test results
- Medication errors
- Failure to address risk a patient’s risk factors for cancer or heart disease
Birth Injury and Family Physician Malpractice
In Connecticut, family practitioners are allowed to provide prenatal and obstetrical care. As attorneys who have successfully handled many complex birth injury claims, we know that even highly-trained obstetricians can cause life-altering injuries to both mothers and children. A family doctor’s training in obstetrics is typically limited to a six-week rotation in OB during their internship. This lack of specific training can put both mothers and babies at risk.
If you were seriously injured because of primary care physician malpractice, please contact our law firm to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.