Medical Malpractice Lawyers For Arizona Medical Negligence
When you need a personal injury law firm that is dedicated to helping people who have been injured by medical negligence, you should talk to a Phoenix medical malpractice attorney from Knapp & Roberts. If your family has lost a loved one because of a doctor's mistake or a hospital error, our experienced malpractice lawyers can help you.
For a case to be considered medical malpractice, it must be proven that harm was caused when the medical care provider acted outside acceptable terms of standard medical care. A legal claim can be brought against the practicing physician, the hospital in which the treatment occurred, and any state or federal agencies responsible for supervision of the hospital.
When You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney In Phoenix
If medical negligence caused your serious personal injury you may have a legal case. We care and we can help. Let us tell your story. For a free consultation, talk to a Phoenix medical malpractice attorney today. Call (800) 541-4477 or contact us online.
Birth Injuries and Obstetrics Malpractice
Any form of medical treatment by a medical professional before or during birth can lead to a medical malpractice claim, if care falls short of accepted medical standards and the baby and or mother is injured. But it is worth noting that the harm to the baby and or mother does not malpractice has occurred. The central question is whether healthcare acted and reacted in a way that is consistent with a reasonable degree of skill and care.
Pediatric medical negligence. Was your child's illness misdiagnosed? Did the doctor fail to diagnose meningitis? Did your child suffer a birth injury because of failure to monitor? We can help you with:
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Causes and treatment of cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus
- Oxygen deprivation and brain injuries
- Failure to do a C-section
- Obstetric negligence and injuries to the mother
Surgical Errors and Diagnostics Mistakes In Arizona
There are a number of surgical error or error in diagnosis - either misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or failure to diagnose at all - which can occur in a variety of hospital or clinic setting. In surgery cases, it is possible that the doctor performing the operation accident can cause damage to a nerve, internal organ, blood or other body part that can result in serious injuries and medical problems. Often these types of surgical errors turns out not until weeks or months after the patient has "recovered" from the surgery.
Regard to diagnostic errors, there are generally two types, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. In both cases, when the doctor's failure to diagnose a disease or health problem correctly and on time causes damage to the patient and a reasonably competent doctor would have made a correct diagnosis in the present circumstances, the patient may have a viable medical malpractice cases.
We have the experience and knowledge to tell a jury how medical negligence has changed your life. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you with all types of medical negligence.
Medical misdiagnosis. Did the doctor or the lab make a mistake that caused your illness to be misdiagnosed? Was a heart attack or stroke misdiagnosed as a minor illness? Did misdiagnosis result in amputation? Causes may include:
- Heart attack and stroke misdiagnosis
- Misdiagnosis of infections
- Misdiagnosis of meningitis
- Unnecessary amputation
- Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer
- Failure to diagnose prostate cancer
- Failure to diagnose skin cancer
Other common medical practice cases are a result of:
- Prescription errors. Was the wrong dosage given? Was the wrong medication provided? Was the resulting injury life-changing?
- Surgical errors. Did the surgeon cut too far and fail to correct the damage? Was the wrong surgical procedure performed?
- Hospital negligence. Did the hospital fail to monitor the patient?
- Emergency Room Errors. Did someone in the emergency room misread the lab results?
- Nursing errors
- Urgent care negligence
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrongful death. Did a loved one die because of a doctor's mistake, a nurse's negligence or a hospital or pharmacy error?
Medical Malpractice: Additional Information
- Bringing a medical malpractice claim
- How to select a medical malpractice lawyer
- Was your provider negligent?
- Did negligence cause your injury?
- What were your harms and losses?
- Statute of limitations: time limits to sue
For more general information, see our Medical Malpractice Information Center.
Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney In Phoenix Or Scottsdale
Free initial consultation. Are we the right personal injury law firm for you? If not, we will refer you to a law firm that better suits your particular circumstances. It will not cost you anything to find the right injury attorney. Call our medical malpractice law firm at 480-991-7677 or toll free at 800-541-4477.