Tucson, Arizona Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence Attorneys
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to observe standards of care in a patient’s treatment. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and other medical professionals can be held liable for their actions. Hospitals and medical offices are not also exempted from responsibility for injuries incurred by their patients.
Although most medical professionals receive years of education and training, medical errors still occur. In fact, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000, as many as 98,000 (and possibly up to 180,000) hospital patients in the United States die every year due to medical malpractice.
When a healthcare professional fails to act in a reasonably careful manner as determined by other medical professionals in the same field; there is a case for medical malpractice and negligence.
A successful medical malpractice suit usually requires the expert testimony of medical professionals who can competently assess the way that a healthcare provider acted in a given situation. This type of testimony is the accepted norm unless the healthcare professional’s mistake is so obvious that it does not need specialized testimony to prove negligence.
Medical Malpractice Scenarios
Medical malpractice can arise in various scenarios.
- A surgeon may make an incorrect incision during surgery.
- A healthcare professional could give a wrong diagnosis.
- There might be a delay in properly diagnosing a patient’s condition, causing irreversible damage or a diminished chance to survive.
- Proper precautions are not taken to ensure that a child is born healthy and injury-free.
- A doctor fails to get a patient’s informed consent before an operation or before receiving a particular course of treatment.
- Improper use of a medical device or a wrong prescription is given to the patient.
The effects of medical malpractice may not be immediately seen or experienced. Sometimes it could take years before a person discovers that a mistake has happened in an operation or course of treatment. Goldberg & Osborne’s competent medical malpractice attorneys can help assess the facts and evaluate your right to file a claim for damages.
If a claim exists, a Tucson medical malpractice attorney from Goldberg & Osborne can help you obtain compensation for your losses, including past and future medical and treatment expenses, expenses of corrective surgery, pain and suffering, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, or even loss of life.
If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, the family may be able to recover damages associated with the injury and death, including loss of support, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses among others.
Find out if you qualify for a medical malpractice claim today. Call 1-855-227-5640 now for a free consultation, or complete the case form below to email us about the specifics of your case.