Family Practitioner Malpractice

A family practitioner is a doctor specializing in primary care and family medicine.  There are more than 100,000 active family practitioners in the United States.  Following medical school, each has spent at least three years in a residency program covering pediatric, internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and family medicine.

Family practitioners, who after graduating from medical school may spend 1 year in a family medicine residency, can provide people of all ages with acute care, such as diagnosis and treatment of the common cold or flu, as well as chronic care, such as maintenance care for diabetes or obesity.  Family practitioners can also provide preventative care, such as vaccinations, and health education.  The median salary for a family practitioner is just over $197,000.00.

Often, family practitioners serve as the first point of contact for a health problem, and are called upon by patients to make referrals to specialists.  A busy family practitioner may commit medical malpractice by not making a referral to a specialist when the knowledge of a specialist is necessary.  Other common family practitioner errors include:
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases due to or arising out of family practitioner malpractice.  If your family practitioner made a mistake that caused harm, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

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