Medical malpractice lawyers Serving Phoenix, Arizona
Many believe – incorrectly – that healthcare providers are automatically liable for injuries sustained during medical procedures. The truth is that the standard for medical malpractice is quite high, and cases often rest on the complex testimony of medical professionals.
In order to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim in Arizona you will want a lawyer with experience in complex medical law. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Goldberg & Osborne can help provide answers to any questions you might have regarding your medical malpractice claim. For your convenience, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice below.
What is medical malpractice?
The term “medical malpractice” refers to instances where healthcare providers fail to treat patients with the appropriate standard of care. The standard of care is determined by the generally accepted norms of doctors in the same area of practice.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
Each of the following scenarios may constitute medical malpractice:
- A doctor fails to recognize critical symptoms and misdiagnoses a patient
- A doctor prescribes an inappropriate medication or treatment regimen
- A doctor fails to provide a patient with a necessary medication or treatment regimen
- A doctor injures a patient while performing a medical procedure
- A doctor provides inadequate post-operative care
Who can be held liable?
If you have sustained an injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, the following individuals and institutions may be held legally responsible:
- The doctor who treated you for your injuries
- The hospital or medical office in which you were injured
- The designer or manufacturer of a product which caused you injury (if the claim involves a defective medical device)
What type of compensation can I seek?
You may be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, the wages you have lost, and for any medical expenses you have incurred.
If a loved one died as a result of medical practice, you can also pursue a wrongful death claim and request compensation for the monetary and emotional losses stemming from your loved one’s premature death.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help me with my case?
The medical malpractice lawyers at Goldberg & Osborne have the knowledge and legal expertise necessary to successfully pursue your claim. Not only are they well-versed in complicated medical issues, but they are fully aware of the legal implications of medical experts’ testimony, If you have sustained an injury due to medical malpractice, contact Goldberg & Osborne today at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245), or complete our online case form for your free, no obligation evaluation. The lawyers at Goldberg & Osborne will do everything they can to make sure you receive the compensation you and your family deserve.