CALL US TODAY
FREE CONSULTATION
CALL US TODAY
FREE CONSULTATION

DO I HAVE A CASE?

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex, problematic, and difficult cases to pursue. Unlike other types of personal injury cases, a medical malpractice case must be based on medical records and expert testimony, and an attorney must understand and explain the complicated medical issues that apply. Doctors and medical institutions have powerful insurance companies with endless resources, and they fight malpractice suits aggressively. You need the kind of expert and experienced law firm that has the resources and skilled professional staff to research and support the complex medical evidence needed in malpractice cases.

Medical malpractice cases involve a high degree of skill and expertise. Many lawyers shy away from medical malpractice because the risk is high and the costs to prepare the case can be upwards of $100,000. Arizona medical malpractice cases are complex, require technical knowledge, access to top medical experts, and knowledge of how to prepare and present the case to the jury. The lawyers at Rudolph & Hammond have the skill, the access to experts, and the courage to stand up for you. When a doctor makes a mistake in diagnosis or treatment, it raises a number of concerns, first and foremost—the well-being of the patient and the impact of the error on his or her condition.

WHAT CONSTITUTES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

There is a lot more to a viable medical malpractice case than merely a mistake on the part of a health care professional or facility.  To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

  • A violation of the standard of care– The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then medical negligence may be established.
  • An injury was caused by the violation of the standard of care– For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of the violation of the standard of care. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the violation of the standard of care caused the injury.
  • The injury resulted in significant damages– Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring the testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, significant pain, suffering, and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

Medical malpractice may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment. It may also occur before or during any type of medical treatment or in post-operative care. Medication errors, surgical injuries, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and anesthesia errors are some of the types of errors that can give rise to medical malpractice liability.

If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, please do not hesitate; call our office, and we will speak to you the same day about scheduling a consultation. At Rudolph & Hammond, we’ll map out a plan of action and fight aggressively for your rights inside or outside of court. During this process, we’ll remain in communication with you to ensure that you are aware of the progress of your case every step of the way.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice   Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex, problematic, and difficult cases to pursue. Unlike other types of personal injury cases, a medical malpractice case must be based on medical records and expert testimony, and an attorney must understand and explain the complicated medical issues that apply. Doctors and medical institutions have powerful insurance companies with endless resources, and they fight malpractice suits aggressively. You need the kind of expert and experienced law firm that has the resources and skilled professional staff to research and support the complex medical evidence needed in malpractice cases. Medical malpractice cases involve a high degree of skill and expertise. Many lawyers shy away from medical malpractice because the risk is high and the costs to prepare the case can be upwards of $100,000. Arizona medical malpractice cases are complex, require technical knowledge, access to top medical experts, and knowledge of how to prepare and present the case to the jury. The lawyers at Rudolph & Hammond have the skill, the access to experts, and the courage to stand up for you. When a doctor makes a mistake in diagnosis or treatment, it raises a number of concerns, first and foremost—the well-being of the patient and the impact of the error on his or her condition.

WHAT CONSTITUTES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

There is a lot more to a viable medical malpractice case than merely a mistake on the part of a health care professional or facility.  To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

  • A violation of the standard of care– The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then medical negligence may be established.
  • An injury was caused by the violation of the standard of care– For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of the violation of the standard of care. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the violation of the standard of care caused the injury.
  • The injury resulted in significant damages– Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring the testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, significant pain, suffering, and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

  Medical malpractice may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment. It may also occur before or during any type of medical treatment or in post-operative care. Medication errors, surgical injuries, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and anesthesia errors are some of the types of errors that can give rise to medical malpractice liability.   If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, please do not hesitate; call our office, and we will speak to you the same day about scheduling a consultation. At Rudolph & Hammond we’ll map out a plan of action and fight aggressively for your rights inside or outside of court. During this process, we’ll remain in communication with you to ensure that you are aware of the progress of your case every step of the way

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Call 480-951-9700 and let us answer your questions and help with any concerns you may have about your specific case.

You pay nothing until we win.

It’s not just Personal Injury.  It’s Personal.

Pin It on Pinterest