When patients visit their doctors, they hope to receive medical care to relieve their painful. Nevertheless, their doctors sometimes deliver the opposite. At Moore Law, we have seen and represented numerous types of medical negligence.
These are examples of the most common types of medical negligence injured patients may have encountered:
The Statute of Limitations for Arizona's medical negligence compensation laws is two years. - Arizona State Legislature (Title 12, Article 3, Sec. 12-542)
When it comes to diagnosing a potentially fatal illness, timing is essential. For example, the sooner a doctor diagnoses a patient with heart disease, the sooner the patient can receive lifesaving treatments that can prevent the condition from becoming irreversible. The same is true for cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver disease.
Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis errors often result in the catastrophic worsening of a patients’ medical condition. If an injured patient can prove that a doctor or medical facility’s negligence led to this kind of error, then he or she might be able to pursue financial justice in court.
Birth defects happen while the baby is in the womb, while birth injuries happen while the baby is being born. Not every birth defect or birth injury is the result of medical negligence, but in some cases, it’s clear that doctors and medical staff failed in their duties. Sometimes birth defects are the result of a doctor’s failure to timely diagnose a treatable birth complication. In other cases, errors in judgment are made during delivery that cause a permanently disabling birth injury. Mistakes when prescribing medications can also result in fatal and life-changing consequences for both the mother and the child.
It’s common for doctors to prescribe a medication that dangerously conflicts with another medication that the patient is already taking. Hospitals frequently mix up drugs and give the wrong drug to the wrong patient, resulting in fatal consequences. Dosage errors and not paying attention to the allergies of patience have also given rise to numerous malpractice lawsuits.
Anesthesiologists have the highest level of responsibility during surgery. One false move and a patient could go into cardiac arrest, suffer a stroke or die. Common anesthesia mistakes include the administration of the wrong amount of anesthesia, intubation errors, failing to review the patient’s medical history to prevent complications and failing to advise the patient of the risks involved with anesthesia.
Surgical errors include wrong site injury mistakes (when a surgeon performs a procedure on the wrong body part), organ perforation, forgetting surgical implements inside the patient’s body and negligence while monitoring the patient during post-op care. All of these mistakes can have devastating health consequences for the patients involved.
At Moore Law, when we represent victims of medical negligence, our goal is two-fold: (1) to achieve the best result in our client’s medical malpractice lawsuit by seeking the highest financial recovery possible, and (2) to make sure our client feels comfortable during the litigation process. We’re there every step of the way.