Phoenix Physician Malpractice Attorney
When Doctors Cause Injury Through Malpractice, We Seek to Hold Them Accountable for the Death and Injury that Result
You rely on your doctor to treat your illnesses and injuries and to keep you healthy. When a physician violates your trust and it results in further injury, illness, or worsening disease, it can be devastating.
For more than 50 years, our firm has represented the injured and the families who have suffered the death of a loved one. We have successfully represented clients in many malpractice cases against physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. If you have been injured or lost a loved a one due to physician malpractice, the Phoenix physician malpractice lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. can help.
Physician Malpractice in Arizona
Medical malpractice is defined as negligence committed by a professional healthcare provider who failed to act as a reasonably prudent professional in that position would act under the same or similar circumstances. Typically, this means that the physician or healthcare provider failed to render care or treatment meeting the commonly-accepted and expected standards.
Healthcare providers cannot guarantee the results of medical treatment, so a malpractice claim is not valid just because a particular treatment was not successful. Rather, the physician must have acted below the standard of care generally accepted in the medical community in order for there to be a claim of malpractice.
We are available to represent clients in medical malpractice claims against:
- Primary care physicians
- Hospital doctors
- Allopathic physicians
- Infectious disease physicians
- Osteopathic physicians
Types of Physician Malpractice
When physicians fail to properly diagnose and treat an illness, injury, or condition, their negligence can cause serious harm. In some cases, such negligence can be deadly.
Common forms of physician malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or heart problems
- Unreasonably delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication or prescription errors
- Birth injuries
Proving Physician Malpractice
Proving a physician was negligent can be difficult, and normally requires medical expert testimony in order to establish (1) the level of care that was expected, and (2) how the physician failed to meet such level of care.
Once medical malpractice has been established, the next step is to establish the injuries and damages that resulted. In some cases, the injuries and damages are readily apparent, such as where a physician amputates the wrong arm. In other cases, such as a failure to diagnose cancer case, damages may be harder to establish.
To recover damages in a failure to diagnose case, medical experts need to provide an opinion as to how a patient’s life and prognosis would have been different had the correct diagnosis been made at the outset, such as if they would have received less painful treatments or if their chance for survival would have increased.
Helping Clients Recover
Many times clients view physicians as being incapable of doing harm. In fact, physicians make mistakes in the same manner as other professionals.
If you suspect that you may have a claim for physician malpractice, please call our firm. Since 1957 we have been representing the injured and the families who have lost a loved one seek full and fair recovery from thus causing harm. We invite you to call our firm to schedule your free no-obligation consultation to learn about your rights to seek recovery.