Physical therapy malpractice is a topic that a lot of people find themselves wondering about, but few actually file a claim. With general medical malpractice, most people think of scenarios where the doctors or surgeons are to blame. Many people do not view physical therapists as doctors, but they are considered medical professionals. This means that if they harm, mistreat, or injure a patient, they are liable just as any other doctor would be in a medical malpractice scenario.
When a person enters the physical therapy office, they are expecting to be treated with the highest care possible. However, what does not work in the patient’s favor is the fact that they are starting this relationship with their therapist already in an injured or weak state. They do not have the same type of relationship as they would have with their primary care physician. The therapist does not know how the patient acts when they are completely healthy, and they do not always know how much their body can take. This can result in re-injury of the affected area or injury in a new area due to overuse or misuse during therapy.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully injured or harmed during a physical therapy session, it is important that you seek legal representation. By working with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, you can feel more confident moving forward with this case. You deserve compensation for any medical bills, time off work, or pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of the therapist’s negligence. At Finney Law Office, LLC, we want to help ensure this confidence.
All medical professionals have to act, diagnose, and treat based off of the standard of care. For physical therapists, this means they will be asked what kind of care a similarly-trained therapist would have provided in the same exact scenario. What is important to remember with these types of situations is that in order for there to be a case, the therapist has to have been negligent in some way. Physical therapy is based off of the individual patient, so it is not easy to say what is the exact way to treat because it is not an exact science. So the main question to ask is whether or not the therapist was being negligent.
If you believe your situation falls into this category, you should seek legal help. Medical malpractice cases are common but physical therapy malpractice cases are unique. You need to work with a firm that knows how to navigate these unique cases. By working with Finney Law Office, LLC, you can feel confident that your case is in the right hands. Call us today to get started.