Swan & Ft. Lowell and W. Irvington

Tucson
Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our Medical Malpractice practice areas include: Anesthesia Errors, Birth Injuries, Medication Errors, Surgery Errors, and more. We are a Tucson based law firm with highly experienced attorneys whose purpose is to assist you and your loved ones. With our help, your issue will be resolved quickly and effectively, which will allow you to get back to your life as quickly as possible.

Are you the victim of medical negligence? We can help

We go to the doctor thinking we’re in good hands. But evidence shows that for many people in the U.S., a visit to the doctor can end tragically.

One Johns Hopkins study​ found out that around 10% of all U.S. deaths are caused by a medical​ error, making it the third-highest cause of death in the entire country. The data exceeds estimates even from the CDC. Many cases of patients who die aren’t reported as having perished as a result of a medical error.

But if you are the victim of a medical error, you have a way to fight back through a medical malpractice lawsuit.​

Medical Negligence Areas

Proving Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a patient gets hurt because of a medical professional’s negligence. To prove it in your lawsuit, you will have to show:

  • There was a patient-doctor relationship, meaning you were seeing the doctor in an official capacity.

  • The medical professional was negligent, meaning you have to show the doctor’s decisions fell below the standard of care and led to your injuries or worsened condition. Additionally, you also have to show that their decisions were erroneous, and they would not have been made by a competent doctor.

  • The doctor’s negligence is what caused the injury or the worsened condition. Your health could take a turn for the worse even under the best care, so it’s important to establish a clear cause and effect relationship between the doctor’s actions and your injury.

  • The injury or worsened conditions led to specific damages, such as additional medical bills, lost wages or others. If the medical error did not result in any damages, then you can’t sue for medical malpractice.

Your own actions will come into question as well. If you are also at-fault, albeit to a lesser degree, it’s likely for your compensation to be lowered based on your personal fault degree.

The Statute of Limitations

Under Arizona laws, the estate or immediate family members of a decedent have legal rights to file a wrongful death claim in the event of medical negligence resulting the death of the patient. More importantly, claims cases relating to this medical malpractice and wrongful death must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the death.

Were You Injured by Another Party’s Negligence?

At the Moore Law Firm, we help victims with serious and minor injuries seek justice and financial restitution. Since 1964, there are certain types of cases that we’ve represented time and time again, and have helped our clients recover over $50 million while on the path to wellness.

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely varied, from failing to tell a patient about the side effects of a specific drug to administering the wrong treatment because of a medical file error.

Here are some common examples of medical malpractice:

Anesthesia Errors

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.

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis errors

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 life saving 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.

Failure to diagnose

You received the wrong diagnosis and subsequent treatment and, as a result, your condition got worse.

Improper treatment

You receive a treatment that was not right for you.

Medication Errors

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.

Surgery Errors

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.

Birth defects and birth injuries:

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.

Not warning the patient of known risks

Your doctor has a legal duty to inform you of any potential side effects for all treatments and medications. If they don’t, you may have a case for medical malpractice.

Clerical errors

In some cases, it may not be the doctor’s mistake, but a problem with other medical staff or with your medical file.

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Why You Should Work with Us

Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely complex, and there is a lot of evidence that needs gathering to make your case and eventually win:

  • Expert witnesses that can attest your treatment was erroneous.
  • Analysis of your treatment and medical files
  • Witnesses.

If you or a loved one have been hurt by a medical professional, then it’s best to work with a medical malpractice lawyer if you want to receive compensation. Medical malpractice suits must be evaluated by medical experts​ who can analyze​ the case and see whether the incident can be considered malpractice or not. You need an​ experienced medical malpractice lawyer to review your case and arrange for expert opinions in order to successfully pursue your claim.

Get in touch with Moore Law Firm to discuss your Medical Malpractice case today.

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