The Healthcare industry is responsible for millions of preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses per year across America. It is estimated that in hospitals alone, over 70% of deaths are due to medical malpractice issues and error. These statistics can be very scary for anyone who is a patient or has a loved one who is a patient inside of a healthcare facility. Almost all of the deaths, injuries and illnesses that occurred could have been prevented if the proper care and technique was provided by the doctor or healthcare workers.
If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice as the result of a doctor’s or other medical professional’s negligence then you should contact the Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers at our firm immediately. We can file a medical malpractice claim on your behalf to ask for monetary compensation from those to be held responsible. A victim or victim’s family members may be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional anguish and/or pain and suffering in addition to much more.
No matter what type of injury you or a loved one has sustained or the particular circumstances surrounding your Phoenix medical malpractice case, the Phoenix injury lawyers at Goldwater Law Firm, PC can talk to you about your rights and your legal options in this situation. We will take the time to evaluate your unique case and will address your concerns so we can give you the level of legal representation you rightfully deserve. En Español.
Medical professionals are held to a higher standard of conduct than the average person. They deal with life and death situations on a day-to-day basis and may be responsible for making decisions that will affect a patient for the rest of his or her life. Doctors undergo extensive education and rigorous training, but they must also learn how to apply their skills and use sound judgment when making diagnoses or determining a course of treatment for a patient. This responsibility extends to nurses, pharmacists, and all people in the medical industry.
When a single person is negligent (fails to provide a standard level of care) this may constitute medical malpractice and may result in catastrophic injury or even the death of a patient. In these situations, the injured patient or family may wish to consult our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers in order to learn more about their legal rights and options in moving forward with a claim. Negligence in the medical field may amount to a surgical error, the wrong medication being administered or prescribed, a birth injury, misdiagnosis of a heart attack, failure to diagnose cancer, or another serious situation that will result in patient injury or even death.
If you or someone you know was injured due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be able to file a malpractice claim against the responsible doctor or hospital. Although consulting and working with our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers may be the last thing on your mind, if you are to have the best opportunity of seeking justice and obtaining the monetary damages you deserve, you will need legal counsel as soon as possible. Filing a malpractice claim may be highly complex, particularly because it will deal with medical records, physical conditions, what standard or level of care should have been provided, and related issues. This is why it is crucial to work with a lawyer who has access to experts in medicine as well as economics, as they can work together to prove the value of your case as well as what specific negligent action or inaction led to your injuries.
The fact that you sustained injury while in medical care does not necessarily mean that the doctor or hospital will immediately be held responsible. You need your Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers to prove: a) the doctor/facility had a duty to you, b) they failed to fulfil that duty in some way, providing less than the accepted or standard level of care, and c) that you suffered injury as a result of their actions. As the plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the burden of proof will be on your shoulders. Make sure your Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers can handle your case professionally and that he or she has the resources to properly address the matter.
At Goldwater Law Firm, PC we are extremely committed to our clients. It is very important that if you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice that you obtain legal advice, guidance and representation today. When a doctor, physician, nurse, dentist, surgeon or any other healthcare worker is to be held accountable it is very important that we begin our own investigation immediately. We are very familiar with your legal rights and the degree of medical care that you or your loved one was and is entitled too.
Goldwater Law Firm, PC proudly serves the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona. Please contact the Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers at our firm to schedule a free case consultation. You have nothing to lose but much to gain by talking to a lawyer about your case and your legal options in the wake of medical malpractice in a Phoenix hospital or other medical facility. In fact, working with a lawyer and recovering financial damages may go a long way in ensuring you have the opportunity to rebuild and recover not just physically and financially but emotionally as well.