Phoenix, AZ Medical Malpractice Attorney
The attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy take medical malpractice extremely seriously. Our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers have obtained more than $500 million on behalf of injured clients through hard work, commitment to justice and aggressive legal strategies. We offer personalized legal counsel for victims of medical malpractice throughout Arizona, including patients with catastrophic injuries and family members of the deceased. If a health care service did not go as it should have, leading to serious injuries or the death of a loved one, contact us for a free and confidential medical malpractice consultation.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We are passionate about improving the health care industry in Arizona. We not only advocate for injured victims’ rights; we also pressure hospitals and lawmakers to initiate policy changes on an institutional level.
- We are proud to have earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious and successful plaintiffs’ practices in Arizona. We have a proven track record of results, with hundreds of millions earned on behalf of our medical malpractice clients.
- We charge zero upfront costs to retain our legal services. You will not pay for our services at all if your attorney does not secure you a settlement award or jury verdict for your damages.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the legal term for a physician or health care center’s mistakes that cause patient injuries, illnesses or deaths. When health care practitioners fail to meet the expected standards of care within the medical industry, patients can suffer the consequences. After these preventable disasters,
injured patients may file medical malpractice lawsuits against the at-fault party or parties in pursuit of monetary damages. Patients may secure compensation if they or their lawyers can prove the defendants’ fault for the injuries in question.
Types of Medical Malpractice
A negligent or incompetent health care practitioner could derail a patient’s treatment or recovery in many different ways. Any action or omission that an ordinary medical professional would not have committed in the same circumstances, resulting in patient injury or death, could constitute medical malpractice. The moment you suspect any type of medical malpractice in Arizona, contact our personal injury law firm for assistance.
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room malpractice
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis serious illness or injury
- Failure to treat
- Lack of informed consent
- Medical product liability
- Medication mistakes
- Surgical errors
All forms of medical malpractice could potentially be deadly for patients. Standards of care in the medical industry are high to prevent patient injuries. Even minor mistakes could be devastating to patients. Doing something that falls outside a physician or hospital’s duties of care to a patient is an act of negligence, recklessness or carelessness. This could expose the practitioner or facility to liability for damages.
Medical Malpractice Laws in Arizona
Medical malpractice laws are unique in each state. The statutory rules in Arizona give a deadline of two years from the date of injury to file medical malpractice lawsuits, in most cases. A few exceptions to the rule exist. The discovery exception states that an injured patient may have two years from the date of discovery, rather than the date of injury, to file. If the victim is a minor under the age of 18, the statute of limitations does not start until the child’s 18th birthday. Claimants must file certificates with legal opinions on the legitimacy of the cases to have valid medical malpractice lawsuits in Arizona.
Contact Our Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
The plaintiffs’ attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy work hard to put an end to medical malpractice in the community. We go up against hospitals and doctors in Arizona to shed light on malpractice and obtain fair recoveries for victims. You do not have to navigate Arizona’s medical malpractice statutes alone. Our attorneys may be able to help you and your family fight for justice and financial compensation. Schedule a medical malpractice review today at (602) 530-8400.