Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Arizona
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Have Unique Challenges
The vast majority of health care providers in Arizona do not commit mistakes or behave negligently. However, thousands of patients in Arizona are injured or die each year as a result of negligent and irresponsible medical professionals. Victims deserve justice.
The Law Offices of William D. Black know how to pursue justice for victims of medical malpractice in Arizona. These cases are often extremely complex. They may involve catastrophic damages. Large sums of money may be at stake. Because the sums of money may be quite significant and because the stakes may be so high, lawyers with extensive experience and resources are vital for pursuing justice and compensation on behalf of victims.
For a free consultation about Arizona medical malpractice lawsuits, call 844-224-0054 or 602-265-2600. Speak with Arizona Medical Malpractice Attorney William D. Black and receive candid and clear legal advice from an attorney with more than 25 years of experience with Arizona medical malpractice lawsuits.
Put Our Expertise and Experience to Work for You!
Medical malpractice can take place in a wide range of settings and can involve hospitals, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and all other types of physicians, technicians and/or other medical professionals. Given the complexity of medical malpractice litigation in Arizona, it is often in the best interests of victims and their families to speak to an experienced Arizona medical malpractice attorney as soon as it appears negligence may have occurred. Some of the types of cases for which we are prepared:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Emergency Room Errors
- Hospital Malpractice
- Medical Equipment Defects/Inadequate Maintenance
- Surgical Mistakes
- Medication Errors and Prescription Mistakes
Commonly Asked Questions
- What are your chances of getting a settlement from your healthcare provider?
- How long will an Arizona medical malpractice lawsuit take to resolve?
- What specific Arizona liability laws might impact a particular case?
- Will a courtroom appearance be required?
- What are some legal strategies a medical malpractice attorney will use to fight on my behalf?
- If another law firm has declined my case, will the Law Offices of William D. Black consider taking it?
- How much compensation is available for injuries resulting from medical malpractice in Arizona?
- Does Arizona place a cap on how much compensation can be awarded?
- How much will a medical malpractice attorney cost?
The above represent only a small sample of the many questions you may have about your case. And since every case is unique, you deserve specific answers to your particular questions. You also deserve legal representation that is tailored to your concerns. The Law Offices of William D. Black will take the time to listen to your concerns and offer you customized legal representation.
Record of Success in Medical Malpractice Cases
- We have handled thousands of Arizona lawsuits over the last three decades
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients
- We have access to specialized medical investigators, expert witnesses and medical professionals who will assist us with the investigation of your case
- We have the financial resources and legal skill to stand up to even the most well-funded opponents including health-care corporations
- We have received special recognition from the State Bar of Arizona for our exceptional trial results
- In most instances, we represent clients on a contingent fee basis: We receive no attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case
Contact us as soon as possible and we will determine if your case has merit. If it does and we represent you, we will be your tireless advocates and use all of our experience and resources to fight on your behalf.
Arizona Medical Malpractice Facts and Frequently Asked Questions
If you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice in Arizona, the law is on your side. Although no amount of money will ever compensate you for medical malpractice in Arizona, victims and their families may be entitled to financial relief through the pursuit of a claim. If a claim does not lead to a satisfactory outcome, a lawsuit under Arizona medical malpractice law or the Arizona wrongful death statute may be necessary. Though most cases are settled through out-of-court negotiations, if your case must proceed to trial, our law firm is more than equipped to be your champion in court.
- How is medical malpractice defined in Arizona? Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to comply with the applicable standard of care. A health care provider must “exercise that degree of care, skill and learning expected of a reasonable, prudent health care provider in the profession or class to which he or she belongs within the state acting in the same or similar circumstances. Failing to do so, however, will not by itself create liability.” Not all errors in medical diagnosis and treatment are necessarily malpractice, because there are certain risks and margins for error that arise inherently in the practice of medicine. A bad result does not automatically mean the medical provider was negligent.
- Is there a cap on how much can be recovered in a medical malpractice lawsuit? Arizona does not place a cap on the amount of damages recoverable in a medical malpractice action. Article 2, § 31 of the Arizona Constitution prohibits the enactment of any law limiting the damages one may recover for personal injury or death. However, an amendment to the state’s Constitution is possible. There seems to be widespread support for such a cap to be enacted. The most vociferous support for such a cap comes from people who have not endured the tragic consequences of medical malpractice.
- Who can bring medical malpractice claim or legal action? These can be brought by the injured person or, if deceased, by his or her surviving relatives against any responsible health care provider, including physicians, hospitals, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists or psychotherapists. However, in most cases there is a statute of limitations. A claim must be filed, typically, within two years of injury or death.
- Who is liable when medical malpractice occurs? Health care providers, including doctors and nurses, often are liable. Individual providers may be named as defendants and, often, many doctors and nurses share a percentage of liability for injury to victims. The hospital or health care facility may also be held liable if their vetting processes or the conditions at their facilities are inadequate. Many of these health care providers will employ armies of lawyers and support staff to fight all claims brought against them. Even in cases where negligence is quite clear, the defendant may aggressively fight to pay fair compensation. In some cases, they may offer a very low settlement amount. Because they will be so resistant to paying—and because they have the resources to fight claims and lawsuits—hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney is essential.
Contact us for more information about any of the above issues or other medical malpractice legal challenges. If you believe you or a loved one are the victims of malpractice and have suffered significant injuries and damages relating thereto, please contact the Law Offices of William D. Black. If the facts justify it, we will review your medical records to determine whether there is a provable case and whether it is economically feasible to prosecute your claim. We have qualified medical personnel on staff. Our telephone number is 602-265-2600 in the Phoenix area or 844-224-0054 toll free.