Andrew Barovick provides legal representation through Alegria & Barovick LLP in New York. As a partner at the firm, Andrew Barovick focuses largely on medical malpractice. A medical malpractice claim may arise for several reasons, but most cases fall into one of three categories.
The first category is improper treatment. When physicians deliver treatment that is unlike that which other competent doctors would recommend, patients may have a claim if harm results. This category also covers cases in which physicians choose the right treatment but then administer it incorrectly.
The second major category is failure to diagnose. If physicians miss something that any competent professional should catch in terms of diagnosing or misdiagnosing an illness, it is considered malpractice. Patients have a case if the failed or wrong diagnosis leads to poor outcomes.
Malpractice cases also arise when doctors do not warn patients about known risks. Physicians should also ensure that patients know the risks of any procedure or treatment they consent to since this information may cause them to elect a different treatment path.