Dr. Grysen | Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney
Have you or a family member been the victim of medical malpractice in Arizona?
It is devastating to trust a medical professional with your care or the care of a loved one only to sustain a preventable injury while under their watch. Dr. Grysen’s experience, in both the medical and legal fields, gives us a unique understanding of how to help victims of medical malpractice.
Contact us to today for your free initial consultation at 800-727-1470. Or Email Dr. Grysen with your Question today.
According to the National Institutes of Health, medical malpractice is an act or omission by a physician, outside the accepted practices in the medical community, that occur during a patient’s treatment resulting in an injury.
Every year over 200,000 people in the United States are killed in hospitals as the result of preventable mistakes. Doctors and other healthcare professionals cause errors which are the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
However, most cases of medical malpractice do not result in death. Many of these cases involve problems with care in the following areas:
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Treatment delays
- Emergency room mistakes
- Prescription errors
- Improper / substandard treatment Misdiagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Brain, Birth injuries/ Cerebral Palsy
- Wrongful death
- Spinal cord Injuries
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, and live in the Phoenix area, a claim usually must be filed within two years of the incident in order to have your case heard in Arizona. Each state has different laws regarding malpractice therefore it is essential to get the advice of a legal professional when filing a claim.
The State of Arizona has a law called the “affidavit of merit” which requires a person filing a malpractice claim to have a statement submitted by a medical professional outside the case asserting the case deserves to be heard in court. The affidavit is only required when a lawsuit will require expert testimony to verify the liability or deviation from the normal standard of care for a patient. In addition, the affidavit must be filed within 60 days of filing a lawsuit in court.
Even though victims are required to file an affidavit from a medical professional, the amount of damages they can receive as a result of medical malpractice has no limit. The Arizona Constitution prohibits limits on payments received for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases. However, the damages must be proportionate to the injury or loss by a case’s plaintiff.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice in the Phoenix area, contact us today.
Call us at 800-727-1470 or email us today for an free initial review of your case.