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Can you sue a doctor but not malpractice? A civil

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Can you sue a doctor for damages but not malpractice? A civil suit perhaps
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 years ago.
Hello, yes that is possible. malpractice is a negligence tort claim. A contract claim can be pursued instead for breach of contract relating to failure to perform the agreed upon and contracted for services.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This complicated case involves a family member who according to second Dr. opinion should never have been discharged from the hospital when he was. Has since been in 3 different hospitals with others refusing him and is facing possibly 3 additional surgeries. One attorney says without permanent disability resulting malpractice suit is not possible. Not sure what to do now
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 years ago.
some lawyers say so because they dont want to take the case.
If there is some loss or injury, consider pursuing. Often insurer will step in and settle early.