If the negligent or reckless actions of a medical professional caused you harm, you may feel confused, overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. Doctors bear the responsibility of providing every Arizona patient with a certain standard of care, and when there is a violation of that trust, innocent patients suffer. In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to file a medical malpractice claim against the liable party.
Individuals who suffered after a surgical error, medication mistake or misdiagnosis have the right to receive compensation for their additional medical expenses, additional lost wages from missed work and other financial losses. The consequences of medical malpractice can have lasting physical and emotional effects, and patients should not suffer through the aftermath alone.
Do you have grounds to seek compensation?
Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, and not every patient who feels that he or she is a victim will have a valid claim. From the moment that you believe you have a case, it is important to work with a lawyer who can explain your rights and legal options. If any of the following circumstances apply to your situation, you may have a valid case:
- The doctor failed to properly diagnose your disease.
- A delay in a proper diagnosis led to a progression of cancer.
- A surgeon committed an error during your operation.
- Medical professionals in an emergency room improperly treated or misdiagnosed your illness.
- You suffered due to a defective medical device.
- An anesthesia error caused you harm in any way.
- Your child sustained injuries during the birth process.
- You became sick or your condition worsened due to a pharmacy or medication error.
Insurance representatives do not have your best interests in mind, and their job is to get you to settle for as little money is possible. Do not settle for less than your case is worth, but work with a lawyer who will fight for the full amount of recompense available to you.
Know your options; protect your rights
It is always in your best interests to know your legal options if you believe that you are the victim of medical malpractice. Take quick action to protect your rights, which includes the right to a full recovery after a doctor's error or negligence negatively affects you and your family.