Medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult cases to litigate.
Whether you were treated reasonably or not by a medical provider is a very technical question, and only becomes more technical when sub-specialties or multiple specialties are involved, such as a pediatric neurosurgeon or when an anesthesiologist, thoracic surgeon, and cardiologist are all involved in one case. Multiple expert witnesses will be required to testify exactly what should have happened, and why the occurrence of a seemingly-common complication or end result was not so "common" after all.
Unfortunately, there is a national trend underway to limit the compensation of victims of medical malpractice through caps on awards of "non-economic" damages, a drier term for the immense pain and suffering one often must endure for life due to such malpractice. Worse, the insurance companies that defend medical providers have begun to take a hard line, unyielding approach to settling malpractice claims even in the face of overwhelming evidence of negligence. It is critical, now more than ever, that you find an experienced medical malpractice attorney that can go the distance with your fight for justice.
If you feel you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, please call 602-412-5775 (toll free 866-972-3212) or email and we can set up a free consultation.
There are multiple avenues for a medical provider to commit malpractice. Medical malpractice issues may include:
- Surgical errors
- Erroneous placement of surgical hardware or placement of inappropriate hardware
- Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of condition
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury, including negligent prenatal care
- Hospital-related malpractice (emergency room errors, hospital-acquired infections, premature discharge from facility)
- Radiology errors (failure to properly review x-ray, MRI, CT or PET imaging)
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Wrongful death caused by one or more of these issues listed above
- Surgeon Scorecard--Check out your physician or hospital to see where they rank.
- Physician Search (MD, DO, or PA)--Arizona Medical Board search tool to determine licensure and potential disciplinary action.
- Nurse Search (RN, LPN, CNA)--Arizona Board of Nursing search tool to determine licensure and potential disciplinary action.
- Maricopa County Superior Court (Civil Court Cases)--Check to see if your medical provider or facility has been sued in the past for similar claims.