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Personal Injury

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

An experienced medical malpractice attorney understands the Arizona laws that govern medical malpractice claims. This area of law tends to be technical and specialized, and a knowledgeable prosecutor is imperative to the successful outcome of a case.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits are powerfully defended by the practitioners, organizations and insurance firms named in the action. The lawsuit may drag on over a long period of time and become quite expensive to pursue.

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, results when a health care provider fails to abide by the governing standard of care when treating a patient, causing the patient to suffer injury. Medical malpractice can result from actions taken, as well as from failure to act.

Medical malpractice can result from failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition. Itn result from failure to provide appropriate treatment or from administering an incorrect treatment. Malpractice can also be the result of an unreasonable delay in providing diagnosis or treatment of a disease or medical condition. Medical malpractice may arise as a result of surgical error, birth trauma or other procedures where the provider’s conduct fell below the standard  of reasonable care.






   

COMMON QUESTIONS

How do I know if my injury was related to medical malpractice?
An experienced medical malpractice attorney can review the circumstances of your injuries and advise you whether to seek compensation for medical malpractice.  The initial case evaluation is free of charge and can quickly help you determine if further action is wise.

Who is liable for medical malpractice?
In Arizona, each care provider is liable in proportion to their actions that caused fault. There may be one or several care providers that contributed to the injury.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
There is a statute of limitations of two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.  Regardless of the statute, it is wise to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible after the injury occurred.

REMEMBER:

Collect all documents related to the medical condition and keep them in a safe, private location. 

These documents may include such items as:

Discharge slips from doctor office visitsDischarge slips from doctor office visits
Prescription medication bottlesPrescription medication bottles
Over the counter medication packagesOver the counter medication packages
Forms given to you by a hospital or other facilityForms given to you by a hospital or other facility

Bring all collected documents with you to the initial meeting with the attorney.

WHAT NEXT?

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury, it is important to take these steps RIGHT AWAY:
  1. Seek immediate medical attention.
  2. Report the accident to the police if needed.
  3. Contact our law firm for experienced representation and guidance on how to proceed.
  4. Take photos of your injuries and any damaged property and develop the photos immediately to ensure that they accurately represent the injury or damage.
  5. Collect any physical evidence such as clothing you were wearing or broken items. Keep receipts for items purchased.
  6. Continue with all follow up medical treatments on schedule as advised by a doctor.
  7. Obtain a doctor’s note for all time off of work.
  8. Do not speak to anyone about the accident.
  9. Do not give a written or recorded statement to an insurance representative either in person or over the phone.
  10. Make notes for yourself and your attorney.
Be sure to include:
Bulleted ListYour impressions of what happened in as much detail as possible.
Bulleted ListThe date, time, and weather conditions at the time of injury.
Bulleted ListNames and contact information for other people involved or who were witnesses.
Bulleted ListNotes about the condition of other people involved (seemed rushed, intoxicated, sleepy, etc.)
Bulleted ListNotes about what you heard others say about the injury.
Bulleted ListTake photos of the places or items involved in the injury, especially if a dangerous condition caused the injury.
Bulleted ListAdd to these notes as needed when new details are recalled.
Bulleted ListKeep daily notes of physical pain and discomfort as well as emotions you experience. Include changes to your normal well-spacerspacerbeing, such as sleep patterns, eating habits, or inability to function as you could before the injury.

IF YOU'VE BEEN A VICTIM OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE!
DIAL (602) THE-WOLF

DISCLAIMER; Some of the information on this site refers to Arizona law, but the information may not apply to you or it may vary depending on the specific facts of your case and the nature of the charge(s) against you. The information in this web site is not legal advice and must not be considered to be legal advice under any circumstances. The contents of this site are intended to be for general information purposes ONLY and anyone viewing this site is hereby advised not to make any decisions or pursue any course of conduct based upon any information contained in this site. Accordingly, by using this web site, you are agreeing that under no circumstances will you hold Wolf and Associates P.C., or its attorneys, responsible under any circumstances arising out of the use of this site in any manner or for any purpose.