Arizona Medical Malpractice in a Nutshell
Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider – often a doctor, nurse, technician, pharmacist, or hospital worker – resulting in harm to a patient. Medical negligence occurs when the provider’s treatment falls below the standard of care recognized by those with similar training and experience. This means the health care provider acted inappropriately, unreasonably or unnecessarily.
Elements of an Arizona Medical Malpractice Claim
Here is a more detailed explanation of the three basic elements of a medical malpractice claim:
The health care system in America today often fails to provide quality care to patients which sometimes results in significant harm. We help those injured by the system by bringing medical malpractice lawsuits in courts throughout Arizona. Highly regarded by present and former clients and our peers, we have a distinguished record of success.
Experienced Phoenix, Arizona Based Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Most experienced lawyers recognize that medical malpractice cases are among of the most intellectually rigorous, difficult, expensive and hotly contested cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. They almost always involve complex issues of medicine and law. They are defended by knowledgeable and experienced attorneys and deep pocketed insurance companies which create as many obstacles as possible. These cases cannot be successfully litigated and tried to a jury by a lawyer with little or no medical malpractice or trial experience. Bill Sandweg and John Ager have been successfully litigating and trying medical malpractice cases for nearly 60 years combined. We have the knowledge and skill necessary to win cases in Arizona courts and a track record that proves it.
With the Resources Required to Win Medical Malpractice Cases through out Arizona
In order to successfully litigate medical malpractice claims, a law firm must have the variety of human and financial resources necessary to meet the challenges and overcome the obstacles that always exist.
Our full-time staff includes a nurse and medical malpractice paralegal, in addition to our experienced litigation assistants. We also have a physician, who is also a distinguished lawyer and our former partner when we worked at a large firm, in an “of counsel” relationship.
The ability to identify and retain leading experts in a variety of fields is critical in every medical malpractice case. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with many highly qualified experts who are able to offer compelling testimony in cases where malpractice had been identified. These experienced expert witnesses are able to explain to opposing counsel, insurance adjusters and ultimately jurors why a health care provider was negligent, what harm that negligence caused and the resulting damages.
With this kind of support, and the in-house financial capital necessary fully fund demanding litigation, we are well-prepared to meet the challenges medical negligence cases present.
Conditions Commonly at Issue in Medical Negligence Cases
We help the victims of all types of medical malpractice resulting in a variety of injuries and death. A few examples of the more common issues in the cases we handle include:
Arizona and Federal Statutes of Limitation – The Importance of Acting Quickly
Arizona and federal statutes of limitation, the laws governing when a claim must be made, apply to all personal injury cases, including medical malpractice claims. The time can be as short as 180 days. Therefore, if you believe you or a loved one may have a claim, it is important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible. Early action will ensure your case can be thoroughly and timely evaluated before the statute of limitations expires.
If You or a Loved One Need an Arizona Medical Negligence Lawyer
Call us at at (602) 648-3200 if you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Arizona. Consultations are free and confidential.