You or a loved one go into a hospital with the hope of recovering your health and come out with a worse problem than before—or in a body bag. A Phoenix hospital malpractice attorney is there to retrieve full compensation for patients who endure this. Many Americans put their faith in the professionalism of hospitals, doctors, and hospital staff, but that faith is not always deserved.
Medical mistakes and hospital malpractice happen in U.S. hospitals every day, and people suffer and die as a result. If this has happened to you or someone you love, don’t chalk it up to fate; when a medical error is caused by a negligent act or omission on the part of the hospital or its personnel, you do have recourse. You can recover money in damages for your financial, emotional, and quality of life damages and help reduce the shocking incidence of hospital malpractice that occurs in American hospitals, by holding them accountable for their negligence and misdiagnosis.
How Common is Hospital Malpractice?
Very common indeed. The statistics are appalling:
The annual death toll due to medical mistakes is at least 65,000 to 200,000, according to hospital records. But records may obscure the truth, and new research has shown the figures to be more accurately between 220,000 and 440,009. Compare this to fewer than 33,000 deaths from highway accidents.
Only 2.9 percent of victims of malpractice—as shown in medical records—file claims.
At best, only one in four malpractice-caused injuries appears in the hospital records! Most are unrecorded.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimates there are 15 million incidents of medical harm each year.
If You or a Family Member Has Become a Victim of Hospital Malpractice in Arizona
When you are admitted to an Arizona hospital, you are putting your life and health in the hands of trained professionals, and you have a right to receive all the benefits of their training, knowledge, and experience. Every health care institution and its staff owe each patient a duty of care, to deliver services that meet or exceed the level of treatment accepted by others in the Arizona health care community.
When a failure occurs and a hospital or a member of the hospital staff either fails to do something that should have been done, or does something to you that should not have been done, and you suffer harm as a result—whether it is damage to your health or a wrongful death of a loved one—you should consult an experienced Phoenix hospital malpractice lawyer to learn how you can hold the wrongdoers responsible for the harm they’ve caused through their negligence.
Not only can you potentially recover for financial losses, damage to your quality of life, and emotional pain and suffering, you may, in some especially egregious cases, be able to obtain an award of punitive damages, designed to deter future occurrences of a blatant disregard for the life and well-being of a patient.
The Importance of Experienced Counsel in Arizona
Hospital malpractice actions are complex, labor-intensive, and challenging. They are not for the uninitiated. You need a Phoenix medical malpractice attorney with years of health care experience, familiarity with state malpractice statutes, knowledge of medical terminology and procedures, and relationships with respected medical professionals in the community, who will assist in the review of your medical records to identify the error and help to demonstrate how it deviated from accepted health care practices.
Legal Representation for Hospital Malpractice in and around Phoenix
If you or somebody close to you has been injured or killed by a medical error that can be attributed to hospital or physician negligence, you will find the help and advice you need at the Phoenix law firm of Knapp & Roberts. Our personal injury lawyers in Phoenix have a long, demonstrable record of successfully pursuing hospital malpractice claims, resulting in substantial recoveries for our clients. Our legal team is backed by highly respected physicians and other medical experts who are on call to assist us in analyzing your records and proving that you were in fact a victim of medical negligence. We focus on your needs and goals, and always keep you informed about what is happening with your hospital malpractice case. We return emails and phone calls promptly.
Call Knapp & Roberts to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options. We assume all the risk, front all the expenses, and do all the work needed to build your case, and you pay us absolutely nothing until we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor.
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