Arizona Medical Malpractice
All healthcare professionals are bound by a duty of care—meaning the care they provide to their patients must meet or exceed an acceptable standard. This ethical and legal requirement protects patients and also places accountability on the doctors and nurses that treat them. If the treatment provided by a medical professional doesn’t meet the accepted standard, and their patient becomes injured or dies as a result, they could be held liable.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by the actions of a negligent medical professional, contact Morgan & Morgan. We understand the situation you’re going through and want to assist you in securing the compensation you’re entitled to.
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What Medical Malpractice Means
Medical professionals and healthcare workers must provide care that meets or exceeds the standard established by the medical community. This allows for all patients to receive the same comprehensive medical care, regardless of their geographic location. When a patient receives treatment that falls short of that standard, and they become injured as a result, it could become a medical malpractice case.
For example, an individual is undergoing a heart operation. During the surgery, the doctor misreads the patient’s medical information and gives them the wrong blood type. This error impairs the patient’s condition, forcing them to spend more time in the hospital.
What an Attorney Can Do for You
Investigate your case: A solid investigation leads to a strong case. An attorney can review your medical records, examine similar cases, and collect other evidence to ensure your case is ready for anything.
Consult medical experts: Testimony from subject matter experts is often crucial in deciding medical malpractice cases.
Negotiate with insurance companies: The insurance company of the at-fault party may offer you a potential settlement to prevent the case from going to court. A medical malpractice attorney can review this offer and determine if it reflects your full compensation amount. If the offer is lower than what you deserve, your lawyer can present evidence and negotiate until an agreement is reached.
Take your case to trial: If the insurance company is unwilling to cooperate, your attorney can fight your case in the courtroom. We understand the price for your pain is infinite, which is why we’ll never settle for less than you deserve. Most cases don’t reach this point because insurance companies know that Morgan & Morgan’s jury awards are often 20 times higher than the pretrial offers.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Due to the broad scope of the medical field, medical malpractice cases can vary greatly. However, any interaction between a medical professional and a patient, where the duty of care has not been adhered to, can potentially result in a malpractice case. Here are a few common examples:
- Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis
- Failure to accurately interpret tests
- Medication errors
- Surgical/anesthesia errors
- Failure to examine a patient’s medical history
- Post-operative negligence
- Hospital and emergency room malpractice
Contact an Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Morgan & Morgan. With over $9 billion won for our clients and an extensive network of resources at our disposal, you can rest easy knowing your case is in the best of hands.
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Disclaimer: Cases may be referred to and handled by another law firm as referral counsel.