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Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney

Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals generally perform their duties to the best of their ability, providing the medical care needed to save lives. However, they’re just as human as the rest of us, which means they can make mistakes. Of course, there’s some nuance to this.

Shapiro Law Team handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice. We’re invested in the well-being of each client and fight to ensure proper compensation is paid.

Why Choose Shapiro Law Team for Your Case?

  • We believe all injury victims deserve high-quality legal representation so they can get the best results.
  • We provide a client-centered approach to every case we represent.
  • We have achieved millions in settlements, allowing our clients to finally move forward post-injury.

How Will an Attorney Help a Phoenix Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice claims are usually complex, and it’s not uncommon for injury victims to get bogged down when trying to handle these claims on their own. The truth is that most medical malpractice victims don’t have the resources or legal knowledge needed to stand up to the other parties involved. These parties include medical professionals, major healthcare organizations, insurance carriers, legal teams, and others.

If you’re the victim of medical malpractice, an attorney will use all available resources to handle every aspect of your claim. This includes gathering evidence necessary to prove the medical professional in question breached their duty of care. This also means the attorney will handle all communication with other parties involved, including insurance carriers and legal teams, in an attempt to reach a fair settlement.

If this fails, an attorney will prepare to take your case to trial.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We See

Unfortunately, medical malpractice can arise any time a medical professional fails to uphold their standard of care. The most common medical malpractice claims we see include the following:

  • Misdiagnosis of a patient
  • Failing to treat a patient’s injuries or illness (including ignoring their symptoms)
  • Failing to properly diagnose the patient or a delayed diagnosis
  • Prescription medication or over-the-counter medication errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Anastasia mistakes
  • Failing to prevent healthcare-acquired infections
  • Failing to prevent patient falls
  • Failing to obtain informed consent

If you think that you or a loved one has been injured due to a medical error, reach out to Shapiro Law Team for a free consultation. We’ll help determine the best steps forward for your situation.

How Often Do Medical Malpractice Cases Happen?

Medical mistakes are not something most people think about when they seek treatment from a professional. However, when we look at research from Johns Hopkins University, we can see that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country. Researchers say that approximately 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to preventable medical errors.

Additional research shows millions of people are harmed due to medical mistakes each year. Even though most people who experience a medical error survive, they still suffer hardships. Recovery from a medical error can take a significant amount of time and can include additional hospitalizations, corrective surgical procedures, years of physical therapy, and even permanent disability.

When most people think of medical mistakes, they think of hospital errors. While it is true that many medical errors occur inside a hospital, it’s not always the case. Medical malpractice might be committed by:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse aids
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Optometrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • And more

The Time Limit to File a Phoenix Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice victims in Phoenix have a limited amount of time to file a malpractice claim. When we turn to Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-542(1), we see that medical malpractice claims must be filed within two years after the alleged medical mistake occurred.

That said, there are some exceptions. For example, Arizona follows what is called the Discovery Rule. This means that a person may be able to extend the statute of limitations until the time when they knew or reasonably should have known a medical mistake caused their injury or losses.

Additionally, the medical malpractice statute of limitations may also be paused if the injury victim is under the age of 18 or mentally disabled.

Affording a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Phoenix

At Shapiro Law Team, we understand those harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional may be struggling financially as a result. That’s why we take Phoenix medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you hire an attorney at Shapiro Law Team, you won’t pay unless we win.

We believe this type of fee arrangement is necessary so those harmed can stand up to at-fault parties and hold them accountable in the courtroom.

How Much Compensation Is Available for These Cases?

There may be a range of compensation available for medical malpractice victims in Phoenix, Arizona. At Shapiro Law Team, our attorneys fight to recover maximum compensation on behalf of every client. This includes, but is not limited to, the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Coverage of all hospital bills related to the malpractice
  • Compensation for any physical therapy or rehabilitation necessary
  • Coverage of any necessary surgical procedures
  • The cost of prescription medications or medical devices
  • Lost income if the victim cannot work while they recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

Without fully examining your medical malpractice case, there will be no way to determine how much compensation you should receive. Every medical malpractice claim in Arizona is different, and the total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.

We strongly encourage you to work with a skilled medical malpractice lawyer in Phoenix as soon as possible so you can gain an understanding of what to expect in terms of a settlement or jury verdict.

Putting People First

David Shapiro is a lawyer who is passionate about representing the injured, elderly, and infirm. We’re committed to securing the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve suffered an issue that leaves you with chronic back pain, had a newborn suffer hypoxia during childbirth due to a misdiagnosis, or you’ve experienced a life-changing injury, we’re here to help.

Call a Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney Today for a Free Consultation

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of a medical professional in or around the Phoenix area, reach out to us as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases throughout Arizona.

We refuse to back down from aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties, and we will not hesitate to take your malpractice claim to trial. Get maximum compensation for your case by contacting us today for a free consultation.

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