Why are physician assistants a potential danger for patients?
The name “physician assistant” implies that they are assistants to trained and licensed medical physicians. The position was originally created for them to take on some of a doctor’s easier case load with oversight from the doctor. Hospitals encouraged these practitioners because they cost the hospital significantly less than a medical doctor. The physician assistant role has morphed into professionals who now practices with almost complete autonomy. Our medical malpractice attorneys are alarmed at the number of negligent actions committed at the hands of unqualified medical professionals, including physician assistants. We recover compensation for victims who do to receive the medical care they deserve.