Our lawyers bring medical malpractice claims against not only doctors but nurses and medical assistants. There is a lot of confusion between the two, some of which have legal implications. This post clears up some of this confusion.
What Is the Difference Between a Registered Nurse and a Medical Assistant?
If you have been injured by the negligence of a nurse or medical assistant, you may be entitled to compensation. Both medical assistants and nurses are considered licensed healthcare professionals, which means that they can be liable for medical malpractice. To hold a nurse or medical assistant liable for malpractice you need to show that they breached the applicable standard of care. The standard of care for a registered nurse will be much different than the standard of care for a medical assistant, so it is important to understand the difference between the two.