Acupuncturist Malpractice Lawyers

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What is Acupuncturist Malpractice?

Acupuncturist malpractice occurs when an acupuncturist departs from the accepted standards of acupuncture and this departure results in an injury to the patient. In some states, an acupuncturist is considered a primary care professional. In these states, an acupuncturist is held to the same standards as other primary care practitioners.

Acupuncturists can be liable for malpractice in two ways: through omissions and through commissions. 

What is the Standard of Care for an Acupuncturist?

The standard of care in an acupuncturist malpractice case is the level of care that would be expected of an acupuncturist of ordinary skill and care.

How Do I Prove Acupuncturist Malpractice?

Proving acupuncturist malpractice, just like medical malpractice, can be very difficult. It will be necessary to prove the following elements: 

If I Have an Acupuncturist Malpractice Issue, Do I Need a Lawyer?

Pursuing a malpractice claim can be very difficult. An experienced malpractice lawyer knows the malpractice laws in your state and can advise you accordingly. If you decide to bring a lawsuit, a malpractice lawyer can represent you in court.

What if I am an Acupuncturist Facing a Malpractice Claim, Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you are an acupuncturist facing a malpractice claim you should contact your malpractice insurer (if you have one) and contact an experienced malpractice lawyer as well. Do not attempt to contact the patient as this can lead to more trouble. Let your malpractice lawyer handle things for you.

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Last Modified: 08-25-2011 03:08 PM PDT

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