The last people you would expect to hurt you are doctors and medical professionals, but unfortunately, mistakes can and do happen. To err is human, but when that mistake rises to the level of negligence and you or a loved one becomes seriously injured, it is a good idea to hold the responsible party accountable.
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence that occurs when the care rendered by a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or a hospital in general, falls below the accepted standard of care leading to some form of injury. When that happens, it may be possible to hold that provider liable for damages.
Holding Negligent Medical Providers Accountable
There are multiple types of medical malpractice, including:
- Failure to diagnose or treat – You were exhibiting obvious signs of a particular injury or illness, and your medical provider either ignored or forgot to treat those symptoms
- Misdiagnosis – You were diagnosed with a particular injury or illness/disease, despite not actually having it. The medical provider could have even been treating you for it already
- Prescription errors – You were given the wrong medication due to an error in the pharmacy, causing your injury or illness/disease to go untreated while you took unnecessary medication
- Hospital errors – This is a broad topic ranging from general staff incompetence and clerical errors to surgical errors and negligent treatment
It is important to point out that not all medical mistakes occur as a result of negligent care. Health in general is a complex issue, so it is best to speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney to see if you have a case or not.
Trusted, Qualified Medical Malpractice Representation in Arizona
If you or a loved one have suffered negligence at the hands of a medical provider, it is important you get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer right away. Do not waste another second paying the price for someone else’s errors.
I am a litigation attorney devoted to assisting the victims and families of those who have suffered serious injury or wrongful death. I pride myself on providing exceptional representation, and I work with my clients directly. If you are in need of someone to fight for you, then I am your advocate. Call me at (480) 390-5157 or get in touch through my contact form, and I can get started on your case.