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A physician assistant (PA) is a medical professional trained to provide patient care under the supervision of a physician. PAs are trained to diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and counsel patients on preventive healthcare measures. They work in numerous settings, including hospitals, clinics, private practices, and community health centers.

In the United States, physician assistants must complete a two- to three-year graduate program. Board Certification for physician’s assistants is administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Physician assistants can work in a broad range of medical specialties and sub-specialties, from family medicine to critical care.

The role of a physician assistant as an expert witness

Physician assistant expert witnesses are often called upon in medical malpractice cases where a PA was involved in diagnosis or treatment. Some such matters involve the physician assistant’s role in a surgical error, failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs, or another error in treatment. PA malpractice may also involve negligent management of electronic health records (EHR), mishandling of samples, or failure to stay within scope of practice.

Since physician assistants practice under the supervision of a doctor, there is often dispute regarding whether malpractice is the result of negligence on the part of the PA, the supervising physician, or another member of the treatment team. An experienced and objective expert witness can explain the applicable standards of care and help attorneys uncover the truth of what happened and who was responsible.

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Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has been working with many of America’s finest medical malpractice and birth injury attorneys for decades. Our network includes highly qualified physician assistants in most medical specialties who are prepared for both consultation and deposition and trial testimony. Contact us today for a free case summary review.

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